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ORMOC CITY – As this city confirms its first African Swine Fever (ASF) cases, Mayor Richard I. Gomez said that they would implement a two-week pork holiday to prevent the disease from spreading.

Mayor Gomez said a total of 136 swine from Brgy. Salvacion and 145 swine from Brgy. Bantigue were culled from a 500-meter radius from “ground zero” where the disease was first logged. 

“We tried to control the entry of ASF in the city but it caught up in our barangays and hit the backyard piggeries. The pork holiday is our way of controlling the spread of the infection in Ormoc,” he said. read more

ORMOC CITY – The African Swine Fever (ASF) is finally in this city.

This, after city veterinarian, Dr. Joseph Cortez confirmed on June 23, 2021, Wednesday, the first case of the ASF in Sitio Kalipasan, Barangay Salvacion this city.

During a Facebook live interview with Dr. Cortez, he verified that in the afternoon of the said date, results of the laboratory tests that were sent to the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) last June 12, 2021 have already been released and came out positive for the ASF. read more

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