The problem with eggs

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 01/24/2023

Eggs are the latest farm commodity to see significant price hikes, at a time when onions continue to be priced at scandalous levels that even exceed meat prices. Sugar prices remain at abnormally high levels, even as…

Pork import ban from Panay extended, Guimaras included

Morexette Marie Erram 12/22/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government has decided to extend the ban on importing pork products, byproducts and live hogs from Panay Island. Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy confirmed to reporters on Thursday, Dec. 22,…

Consumers, retailers in Asturias urged not to buy imported ‘Korean spam’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local agricultural officials of Asturias town in western Cebu have urged consumers as well as retailers there to avoid purchasing canned luncheon meat from South Korea. The Municipal Agricultural Office in Asturias made…

Alcover wants city’s local breeders to take advantage of ASF-situation, pig supply shortage

Wenilyn Sabalo 12/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines– While Cebu island closed its borders from swine and pork products coming from regions and areas with reported African Swine Fever (ASF) cases, a councilor here sees this as an opportunity for local breeders…

37 smuggled, live pigs intercepted in SanRem, Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 37 live pigs shipped from Masbate province will be euthanized after they were smuggled into Cebu province, authorities confirmed. The Provincial Veterinary Office said law enforcers in San Remigio town, northern…

Gwen wants to extend ban on pork importation from Panay, Iloilo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia wants to extend the ban on importing pork products and live hogs from the provinces of Iloilo and Panay over lingering threats of African Swine Fever (ASF).  In a…

Cebu City DVMF: Enough meat supply until December

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An official of the Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) has assured that there is enough meat supply in the city until December 2022. This was given as tighter border…

Council wants city to adopt Cebu province’s temporary ban on live hogs from Panay and Iloilo

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has agreed during its regular session on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, to request Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to expedite the adoption of an executive order (EO) issued by…

NMIS-7 to intensify inspection of meat and poultry products

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/18/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The National Meat Inspection Service in Central Visayas (NMIS-7) will be intensifying its inspection of meat and poultry products to ensure these products are always safe for consumption. NMIS-7 will be conducting inspections…

Cebu Province temporarily bans entry of poultry from Iloilo and Panay Islands

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following reports of suspected African Swine Fever (ASF) cases in Iloilo and Panay Island, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia banned the importation of live hogs, boar semen, pork-related products, and byproducts from these provinces…

Cebu province remains ASF-free, Capitol says

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu province remains free of the highly contagious African Swine Fever (ASF), the provincial government announced. The Capitol, through its media arm Sugbo News, reported that there are no confirmed cases of ASF…

Cebu City adapts province’s extension of ban on pork, poultry products

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is adapting the province’s extension of the ban on pork and poultry products from areas affected by the African Swine Fever and the Avian Influenza (bird flu). Mayor Michael Rama said…

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