DVMF confiscates 3.5 kilos of “pagi” from Pasil Market vendor

Doris C. Bongcac 07/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Veterinary Medicines and Fisheries (DVMF) in Cebu City confiscated 3.5 kilos of stingray locally known as “pagi” from a vendor at Phase II of the Pasil Fish Market at dawn…

Colleen, Cebu City pound’s dog ambassadress, finds new home

Immae Lachica 06/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Colleen has already found a new “mother” and a place that she can call her home. The five-year-old Aspin (Asong Pinoy) was used as dog ambassadress by the Cebu City Animal Care and Control…

Asong Pinoy Day: Aspin Inday gets new name, new home in Lacion

Immae Lachica 06/23/2019

Cebu City, Philippines— Inday, now is called Rita by her adoptive family. A family from Consolacion, Cebu is the first to adopt a rescued dog from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) in time for…

Photo Gallery: Aspins get special treatment on their special day

Immae Lachica and Gerard Vincent Francisco 06/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Rita, an Aspin (Asong Pinoy), found a new home after she was adopted by the Caballero family of Consolation town in northern Cebu. Several other Aspins like Rita are also up for adoption…

Utlang warns Cebuanos against consumption of cheap, ‘hot’ meat

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Beware of meat that appears slimy, pale or discolored. Dr. Alice Utlang, head of the Department of Veterinary of Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) in Cebu City , said that the so-called hot meat or…

1 ton mishandled meat confiscated in Carbon Market

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The National Meat Inspection Service in Central Visayas (NMIS-7), in a joint operation with the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) in Cebu City, confiscated at least one metric ton worth of mishandled meat…

DVMF confiscates banned meat products from grocery stores

Doris C. Bongcac 06/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) in Cebu City has already started to confiscate banned meat products which they found on the shelves of grocery stores and public markets during an…

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…

Cebu City DVMF to private slaughterhouses: Comply with standards

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) reminded the owners of private slaughterhouses to comply with the health and environmental standards for their establishments. The DVMF along with the National…

DVMF removes banned Maling products from Cebu City supermarket shelves

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Post abattoir inspectors from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) have started to remove the banned Maling meat products from supermarket shelves in the city. Dr. Alice Utlang, Cebu City Veterinarian, said they…

DVMF seeks P2M aid for rabies vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The dry hot season made worse by the El Niño phenomenon has the potential to increase the risk of rabies among dogs. This was the pronouncement of Doctor Alice Utlang, the head of…

Rabies Awareness Month: 38 barangays in Cebu City feted for being rabies free 

Immae Lachica 03/25/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — In celebration of the Rabies Awareness Month this March, 38 barangays in Cebu City were recognized for being rabies free. The 38 barangays were given certificates on Monday morning, March 25, 2019, by…

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