Expect price fluctuations in pork products following ban — MOD

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The ban on pork products from Eastern Visayas will slightly affect the price of pork in Cebu City. This was the statement of Market Operations Division (MOD) head, Irvin Cabales, for the newly…

Cebu City bans pork from Region 8

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is now banning pork and pork-related products from Eastern Visayas following reports of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the area. Mayor Edgardo Labella has announced the ban on February 2, 2021,…

Cebu imposes 6 month ban on hog export

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Being one of the few areas in the Philippines that has remained free of the African Swine Fever (ASF), the demand for Cebu-produced pork has increased. In order to prevent a shortage of…

Increase in prices of pork due to ASF ban — DVMF

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The pork ban on African Swine Fever (ASF)-hit provinces, disallowing them to deliver pork products to Cebu, is the main reason why a price increase of pork has been noticed in the Carbon…

DA-7 heightens measures vs ASF as disease reaches Region 8

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Stakeholders in Central Visayas involved in producing and manufacturing pork products are advised to brace for stricter measures to protect the region from possible entry of the African Swine Fever (ASF). The Department…

DA confirms ASF case in Eastern Visayas

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 01/16/2021

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has confirmed the existence of African swine fever (ASF) in Eastern Visayas, particularly in Abuyog town, in Leyte province. According to Angel Enriquez, DA regional director, ASF has affected…

Price hikes of pork this Christmas, New Year expected

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) warns that prices of pork products may increase this holiday season due to high demand.  Dr. Jennifer Laurente, DVMF head, said the ban…

Funtastyk meal options for a Funtastyk homemaker

Marc Cosep 08/23/2020

For a working millennial mommy, juggling personal growth and career while balancing it with taking care of a family is part of her everyday challenges. This struggle becomes even more apparent as she makes daily decisions on…

Lawmaker wants top Filipino veterinarians abroad to help combat ASF

Cathrine Gonzales - INQUIRER.net 03/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday urged Malacañang to invite overseas-based Filipino scientists and veterinarians back to the country and help the government combat African Swine Fever (ASF). In urging Malacañang to…

Raw materials for hog feeds from Mindanao to be subjected to 20-day quarantine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – While Cebu remains free from African Swine Fever (ASF), raw materials needed to produce hog feeds sourced from Mindanao will be subjected to a 20-day quarantine starting this March. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

Taal evacuation linked to swine virus spread

Maricar Cinco - Inquirer.net 02/26/2020

SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna, Philippines — People fleeing from the steam-driven eruption of Taal Volcano may have contributed to the spread of the African swine fever (ASF), a viral animal infection, in Batangas province. Batangas, recently devastated…

DA-7 probes ‘suspect ASF case’ in Cebu piggery

Futch Anthony Inso 02/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has assured that Cebu is still African Swine Fever (ASF) free. Dr. Daniel Ventura, ASF focal person of DA-7, gave this assurance on Monday, February…

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