Pig carcasses retrieved along Marikina River
MANILA, Philippines – The Marikina City Veterinary Office recovered Thursday, September 12, in different areas along the Marikina River River 36 pig carcasses, which it immediately buried.
The agency said the swine remains were retrieved in 3 barangays. Ten were found in Barangay Nangka; 24 pig carcasses in Barangay Kalumpang, and two 2 in Barangay Tumana.
Marikina Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro asked the Department of Agriculture (DA) to investigate the incident. He said it was unlikely that the dead pigs found floating in the river were from their city.
"There is no slaughterhouse or piggery in Marikina. The dead pigs could have been from the upstream of Rizal," Teodoro said.
ASF cannot be transmitted to humans.
Marikina officials said that first hog carcass was found in the Marikina River near the “Marikit” statue around 8 am, Thursday.