DA-7 says there is enough supply of pork meat for holiday season

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has assured consumers that there would be enough supply of pork meat in Cebu during the holiday season. Wilberto Castillo, Regional Technical Director for Research…

Over 64 kilos of imported meat confiscated in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) has confiscated 64.5 kilos of imported meat from different supermarkets, convenience stores, and foreign stores in the city. DVMF Officer-in-charge, Doctor Jessica Maribojoc,…

Selected farms in Cebu allowed to resume exporting live hogs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has confirmed that the province has resumed exporting live hogs to other provinces and regions albeit in a limited capacity. Garcia, in a press briefer in Dumanjug town in…

Cebu officials urge public to stay vigilant as Ormoc confirms 1st ASF case

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials here urged stakeholders to keep their guard up as Ormoc City confirms its first case of the highly contagious African Swine Fever (ASF). The Provincial Veterinary Office, on Thursday, June 24,…

Cebu to resume exporting of hogs soon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, June 3, announced that the Capitol is planning to resume exporting live hogs to other provinces in the country soon. Garcia, in a press conference with Agriculture…

Retailers told: Price freeze for basic necessities

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sellers of basic necessities in Central Visayas are reminded of the prevailing price freeze while the entire country is placed under a state of calamity due to the African Swine Fever (ASF). In…

Visayas puts additional measures against ASF

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central and Western Visayas are putting up additional measures to keep their hog industry safe from the African Swine Fever (ASF).  The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) is stepping up border…

Cebu City eyes return of price control and monitoring council

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government may bring back the local price control council to help monitor and control the price of retail products in the markets. Irvin Cabales, Market Operations Division head, said in…

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,…

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.…

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…

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