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TACLOBAN CITY – Confirmed. Tacloban is the first city in Eastern Visayas with a ‘positive’ African Swine Fever (ASF) case.

Department of Agriculture (DA-8) Regional Executive Director Angel Enriquez, in a meeting with City Mayor Alfred Romualdez on Wednesday, February 24, handed over to the city government the latest confirmatory laboratory result of the sample collected from Brgy. 84 (San Jose), which tested positive for the ASF virus.

She said the Regional ASF Task Force, together with the local government unit through the City Veterinary Office, would undertake the necessary measures for the rapid containment and elimination of the disease.  read more

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

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