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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, January 11, 2019
SP urges strict monitoring
of imported pork amid ASF
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting concerned government agencies to strictly monitor and prevent the entry of imported pork and pork products from countries affected by the African swine fever (ASF).

The request of the SP was addressed to the Bureau of Customs-Bacolod, Bureau of Quarantine-Bacolod, National Meat Inspection Service, City Veterinary Office, and City Health Office, through the Office of the City Mayor, via a resolution authored by Councilor Bart Orola.

The resolution said a threat of hog disease, called the African swine fever, which has killed millions of pigs all over the world and poses grave danger to the Philippine livestock industry, is currently ravaging Europe and other neighboring countries.

‘Bago farmers biggest
beneficiaries of crop insurance’
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation-Negros Occidental said yesterday that farmers from Bago City are the biggest beneficiaries of the crop insurance program in 2018, with indemnity claims worth P22.15 million.

Based on records furnished by PCIC-Neg. Occ. head, Jose Maria Torres, to the DAILY STAR, about 4,250 rice farmers from Bago, with an area of 5,095.4 hectares, received indemnity claims of P22,154,329.

This record was part of the overall claims, worth P87,012,970.80, of 18,005 rice and corn farmers in Negros Occidental, who are enrolled in the crop insurance program of the government.

 


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