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ORMOC CITY – This city’s government, other concerend government agencies and recipient-barangays actively participated in the launching of the Governance Outreach on Monitored Areas (GOMA) Project at the Ormoc Superdome on Friday, February 19.

Project GOMA, as it will be known, is a Collaborative Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) under the Capacitating Urban Communities for Peace and Prosperity (CUCPD) strategy to localize EO No. 70. It is a program under the leadership of Ormoc City Mayor Richard I. Gomez and City Local Government Operations Officer (CLGOO) Jean Redi T. Briones, RN, MDM. read more

3K pigs culled in Leyte due to ASF

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – About 3,000 pigs have been culled in Leyte province since January as local authorities rushed to stop the spread of the highly-contagious African Swine Fever (ASF).  

Teams from the local government have been leading the depopulation of live pigs raised within the 500-meter radius from the location of hogs confirmed as ASF carriers.

“In the past three weeks, the ASF spread is not yet totally controlled since there are new areas added to the infected zone and these are closer to Tacloban City, the regional capital,” Department of Agriculture (DA) Eastern Visayas regional information officer Francis Rosaroso said in a phone interview on Thursday, February 11. read more

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – Three more towns in Leyte province are now included in the list of areas with confirmed African Swine Fever (ASF) cases, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported on Friday, February 5.

DA Regional Executive Director Angel Enriquez said in a virtual press briefing that some hogs in the towns of Tanauan, Palo, and MacArthur have been infected with ASF.

The ASF virus was reported in the villages of Bislig in Tanauan, Kauswagan, and Liwayway in MacArthur, and Baras in Palo town. read more

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