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PAL advises vs bringing of pork

Ma. Cielo Villaluna
Philippine AirLines (PAL) spokesperson Ma. Cielo Villaluna

THE Philippine Airlines (PAL) reminded its passengers that bringing pork is banned on domestic flights.

In an advisory, PAL spokesperson Ma. Cielo Villaluna said that the prohibition covers any type of pork, including pork-related products and by-products, whether raw, processed or cooked, in hand-carry and/or checked in baggage.

Villaluna said bringing of pork is banned when flying to the following domestic destinations: Bacolod (BCD); Butuan (BXU); Cagayan de Oro (CGY); Caticlan (MPH), except when coming from another point in the Visayas region; Davao (DVO); Dipolog (DPL); General Santos (GES); Iloilo (ILO); Kalibo (KLO); Puerto Princesa (PPS); Roxas (RXS); Tagbilaran (TAG); Antique (EUQ) and Zamboanga (ZAM).

“While it is a temporary measure, this ban will stay in effect until revoked by the concerned local government health authorities,” said Villaluna.

The said ‘pork ban’ was imposed to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in vulnerable areas of the Philippines.

“For a hassle-free journey, please ensure you are not carrying any of the above pork products. We encourage you to periodically check the website of your arrival point for the latest travel updates and other important information. Additionally, you may visit our website at www.philippineairlines.com,” Villaluna said.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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