Pork producers group airs concern over Cebu’s hog export moratorium

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A group of hog raisers and pork producers in the country have expressed their concern over the decision of the Cebu Provincial Government to impose a moratorium on the export of live hogs.…

Gwen: Cebu has excess pork supply

Rosalie Abatayo 05/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the decrease in the demand for pork amid the enhanced community quarantine, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said there is enough, even an excess, in the supply of the meat for Cebu. Garcia, reacting…

Gwen fears Labella’s lifting of pork ban would endanger Cebu’s P11B hog industry

Rosalie Abatayo 05/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —With the current public health crisis, a possible viral infection among livestock will be another daunting challenge for Cebu So said Governor Gwendolyn Garcia as she expressed hope that Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella…

Hog raisers to Mayor Labella: Reconsider lifting of hog ban

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hog raisers in Cebu City are asking Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella to reconsider the lifting of the hog ban allowing pork products from provinces with dark green and green zone areas. Labella…

Cebu province maintains 90-day total ban vs Mindanao-sourced hogs, pork products

Rosalie Abatayo 02/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government maintains its position in totally banning live hogs, pork and pork-related products from Mindanao from entering the province. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a press conference on Wednesday, February 12,…

DA-7 wants famous lechon sauce, instant noodle included in ASF ban

Futch Anthony Inso 02/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines -The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has recommended the inclusion of a famous lechon sauce and an instant noodle brand in the ban of pork and processed pork meat products. DA-7 regional…

Gwen signs order to ban pork, pork related products from Davao Region

Rosalie Abatayo 02/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pork and pork related products from the Davao Region (Region 11) in Mindanao shall no longer be allowed to enter Cebu effective today, February 3, 2020. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed Executive Order no.…

Cebu governor may extend pork ban beyond June 30

Rosalie Abatayo 01/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she might issue another order extending the validity of the ban on Luzon-sourced pork and related products beyond June 30, 2020. Garcia said the province will not let…

Capitol asks MCIAA to cooperate, strictly implement 100-day ban on pork

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —”If we err, let us err on the side of caution.” Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the Cebu Provincial Government was not taking chances in protecting its P10-billion hog industry. In a meeting with…

Garcia creates Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force to monitor airport, over 100 seaports in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, August 21, directed the Provincial African Swine  Fever Task Force (PASFTF) to implement strict monitoring of the over 100 seaports here and the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to…

DVMF warns against repacked canned meat from ASF-infected countries

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) warned the public of canned meat from African Swine Fever (ASF)-infected countries that may have been repacked and sold to the public again. Doctor Alice Utlang, head…

Utlang: Cebu City supermarkets now free of Maling, other banned meat products

Doris C. Bongcac 06/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Grocery stores in Cebu City are now free of banned meat products. Dr. Alice Utlang, head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF), said they ordered the recall of a total…

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