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…

Over 1,000 kilos of hot meat confiscated in Cebu City since June 2021

Dyrecka Letigio 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hot meat or meat without the proper inspection certification has become rampant in the mountain barangays in Cebu City this year. So far, the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) has confiscated…

Price hikes of pork this Christmas, New Year expected

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) warns that prices of pork products may increase this holiday season due to high demand.  Dr. Jennifer Laurente, DVMF head, said the ban…

Korean stores in Cebu told to pull out pork products from South Korea

Rosalie Abatayo 10/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Korean stores in Cebu will now be clearing their store shelves of pork products sourced from their country. Members of the Cebu-Korean Association and Governor Gwendolyn Garcia agreed on this new policy following…

Some LGUs in Cebu lack veterinarians to help monitor ASF

Rosalie Abatayo 09/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The lack of veterinarians in local government units (LGUs) is among the challenges met by local task forces in Cebu who are monitoring the African Swine Fever (ASF). In an interview on Monday,…

Cebu City Agriculture intensifies preventive measures for ASF

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Agriculture Department (CAD) has intensified its preventive measures against African Swine Fever in Cebu City following confirmed cases in Luzon.  Engineer Joel Baclayon, the head of the CAD, said the hog farms…

DA-7: Central Visayas still safe from African swine fever

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Department of Agriculture (DA-7) Regional Executive Director Salvador Diputado assured hog raisers that various agencies continue to be vigilant to prevent the entry of African swine flu or fever (ASF) in Central Visayas.…

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