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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, October 10, 2019
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continues vs. ASF
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

 

The Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force continues to beef up its information drive against the dreaded disease, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday.

Symposium on ASF will be conducted in different localities in Negros Occidental this month. It will kick off today in La Carlota City followed by Salvador Benedicto, Sagay City, and Talisay City tomorrow.

The symposium will also be held in Toboso, Cadiz City, Silay City, Cauayan on October 16, Escalante City, Manapla, Murcia, Hinigaran, and Sipalay City on October 17 , Calatrava and Hinobaan on October 18 , San Enrique on October 22 , Pulupandan and La Castellana on October 23 , Moises Padilla on October 24 , Ilog on October 25 , Himamaylan City on October 28 , Isabela and Kabankalan City on October 29 , and Binalbagan on October 30 .

Decena said t he symposium hopes to give firsthand information and awareness on the disease to the residents so they will become more cautious and vigilant when buying pork.

The provincial government has denied the shipment of p ork and pork products from Luzon for 90 days after the presence of ASF was reported in the provinces of Rizal and Bulacan, to ensure that the province remains free of ASF.

Meanwhile, the task force continues to get support from the private sector as it received 5 , 000 pieces of information materials from the Rotary Club of Victorias, led by its p resident, Jenard Dequiña, who said this is to help the task force increas e awareness and in disseminating information to the public.

Such collaborative efforts with the provincial government is essential to maintain the current free state of Negros Occidental from ASF , Decena said.*

 

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