Lapu-Lapu mayor mulls excluding Negros Occ. in ban of live hogs, pork products from Negros Island
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will consider not to include Negros Occidental province in the ban on live hogs and pork products in Negros Island.
Earlier, Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan issued an executive order which temporarily banned the entry of live hogs and pork products from Carcar City and Negros Island.
This was after the Cebu Provincial Veterinary Office recorded a case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Carcar City from a swine that came from Negros Oriental.
“Naa man tay group of veterinarians all over the Philippines. Maybe, (we) will coordinate with the City Vet kung clear ba ang Negros Occidental with regards sa ASF,” Chan said.
(We have a group of veterinanrians all over the Philippines. Maybe (we) will coordinate with the city vet if Negros Occidental is clear with regards to ASF.)
Lapu-Lapu border controls intensified
Earlier, the governor of Negros Occidental wrote a letter to Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia appealing not to include the province in the ban.
The Lapu-Lapu mayor said that they had also intensified their border control to ensure that no pork products from ASF-affected areas could enter the city.
“Naa man ta’y Coast Guard ug ang PNP nga nagbantay pod sa atong mga port,” he said.
(We have the Coast Guard and the PNP who are guarding our ports.)
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