ASF Task Force reminds public: Pork products from Luzon still banned in Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 10/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province’s task force against African Swine Fever (ASF) is back at reminding stores and traders that all pork products from Luzon are banned from entering the province. Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Mary Rose…

ASF task force starts watch vs online sellers of Luzon-sourced pork products

Rosalie Abatayo 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from seaports and transport terminals, Cebu’s African Swine Fever (ASF) Task Force has started to look into online selling platforms to prevent distribution of pork products from Luzon. This after the ASF…

ASF Task Force: Banned pork products from Luzon proliferate Cebu wet markets

Rosalie Abatayo 10/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pork products from Luzon still made it to some wet markets in Cebu despite the ban imposed by the Cebu provincial government. Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy, the provincial veterinarian and head of the…

‘Porky Pochie’ the Golden Retriever tabbed to help guard Cebu from ASF 

Rosalie Abatayo 10/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An 18-month-old Golden Retriever is the new addition to the team tasked to secure Cebu’s borders against the entry of Luzon-sourced hogs and pork products. The Golden Retriever, named Porky Pochie, is formerly…

Ban vs hogs, pork from Luzon stays

Rosalie Abatayo 09/25/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The ban against live hogs, pork and pork-related products sourced from Luzon provinces stays. This developed after Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Department of Agriculture (DA-7) Regional Director Salvador Diputado met with Cebu…

Cebu province imposes total ban vs hogs, pork products from Luzon

Rosalie Abatayo 09/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has ordered a “total ban” on pork and pork products coming from Luzon. Garcia made the announcement during her press conference this morning, September 18. The governor said that…

Garcia: 100-day ban on entry of live pigs, other pork products remain

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The 100-day ban on the entry of live hogs and other pork products in Cebu will still be in effect even after Agriculture Secretary William Dar clarified that the African Swine Fever  (ASF) did not…

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