DAVAO CITY — Gov. Nelson L. Dayanghirang of Davao Oriental issued last week an order banning the entry of swine and pork products where African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected.
According to Mr. Dayanghirang’s Executive Order 29, restricted items include “all swine or pork-related products and by-products whether edible or non-edible, whether raw, processed or cooked, including but not limited frozen boar semen” from areas that have ASF cases.
Also included in the ban are canned goods from these areas.
The order also called on hog farms to stop feeding their pigs with swill, or leftover food, as swill-feeding has been found to encourage the spread of the disease.
The provincial veterinarian Eric R. Dagmang has said that the province is still free from the disease.
“There is no reason to worry. The cases are confined in areas of Luzon, particularly Rizal and Bulacan,” Mr. Dagmang said.
The provincial government has also created a body that will strengthen its preventive measures against ASF — Carmelito Q. Francisco