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Batangas confirms first case of African swine fever

Feb 28, 2020 - 7:58 PM

Batangas is the second largest hog producer in the Philippines

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Albay bans pigs, pork products from Camarines provinces

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:31 PM

Albay seals its border after pigs in neighboring CamSur are tested postive for African swine flu

SAFE. The city government of Legazpi conducts boodle fight with DA officials held at SM City Legazpi to show off that pork is safe to eat in Albay following the spread of ASF virus in the country. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Cebu bans pigs, pork products from Mindanao

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:43 AM

(UPDATED) Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has signed an executive order imposing a 90-day ban on live hogs and pork products from all regions in Mindanao beginning February 13

SEIZED. Customs personnel inventory prok products found to be tainted with African swine fever. Photo from Bureau of Customs

DA Northern Mindanao closes borders to Davao, Caraga amid ASF spread

Feb 08, 2020 - 2:07 PM

Following an outbreak of the African Swine Fever in Davao region, the agriculture department closes its borders for swine and pork, and activates 9 control points leading to Bukidnon

ASF IN MINDANAO. Northern Mindanao has the 3rd largest swine industry in the country, with nearly a million swine population valued at P25 billion. Photo of pigs from Shutterstock

2 Davao City barangays declare state of calamity over spread of African swine fever

Feb 08, 2020 - 11:26 AM

The villages of Lamanan and Dominga in Calinan, Davao City are also on lockdown to limit the spread of the disease

DA shuts popular hog auction site in Davao del Sur due to African swine fever

Feb 07, 2020 - 1:57 PM

The Department of Agriculture in Davao Region says it will assist vendors affected by the closure of the lucrative pig auction in Sulop town

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African swine fever reaches Davao City

Feb 06, 2020 - 5:53 PM

The Bureau of Animal Industry confirms that samples from livestocks in two barangays in the Calinan District of Davao City are positive for ASF

POSITIVE. File photos of pigs in a market. Shutterstock.com

Davao City bans pigs, pork products from Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:23 AM

'We do not have a case here in Davao City and we'd like to keep it that way,' says Mayor Sara Duterte

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Davao Occidental put under state of calamity due to ASF outbreak

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:29 PM

The governor of Davao Occidental says all 13,000 pigs in San Marcelino town, ground zero of the African swine fever disease here, will be culled

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Customs seizes African swine fever-infected pork from China

Jan 25, 2020 - 6:10 PM

All of the container’s contents are to be destroyed and buried at the importer’s warehouse compound after disposal plans are finalized, the Bureau of Customs says

SEIZED. Customs personnel inventory prok products found to be tainted with African swine fever. Photo from Bureau of Customs

ASF kills nearly 30,000 pigs in Indonesia

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The virus, which cannot be transmitted to humans, is 100% fatal in pigs

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ASF contained in Quezon City? Belmonte says no new cases in past 30 days

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Mayor Joy Belmonte says that the disinfection process will continue despite the containment of the dread disease in her city

CONTAINMENT. Around 50 pigs from illegal backyard raisers in Barangay Bagong Silangan have been culled on Sunday, September 15. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Fastfood chain stops serving pork products in Batangas

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The province-wide ban in the entry of pork products and live hogs forces the removal of pork meals from the menu of the Batangas branches of Chowking

Fastfood chain stops serving pork products in Batangas. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Truckload of siopao worth P1.1 million intercepted in Bacolod port

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force says the shipment came from Mandaue City in Cebu but was manufactured in Quezon

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Davao City hog raisers ask mayor to keep ban on hogs and pork from Luzon

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Local producers tell Mayor Sara Duterte it would be a catastrophe if they allow the entry into the city of live pigs and products from ASF-infected Luzon

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Aklan mayors urged to enhance security vs African swine fever

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The provincial government hopes the intensified security in seaports and airports, swine production and slaughterhouse facilities in Aklan will protect the local hog market

Lawmaker wants higher compensation for ASF-hit hog raisers

Oct 02, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Party-list lawmaker Rico Geron says hog raisers affected by African swine fever should be given at least 70% of each culled pig's total market value, much higher than the P3,500 currently being given

Aklan imposes 90-day ban on live pigs, pork products

Oct 02, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Like in other provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao, Aklan blocks entry of live hogs and pork products from Luzon and other ASF infected countries

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Rappler Talk: Dealing with the African swine fever outbreak

Sep 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Rappler talks to Kate Blaszak, World Animal Protection global farming advisor, on how the Philippines can learn from other countries in dealing with African swine fever


Davao City bans everything pork-related from Luzon

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Mindanao Development Authority chief wants an island-wide pork blockade

Backyard hog raiser in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Group hits gov't for 'lack of clear guidelines' on African swine fever

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM

What should Filipinos do amid the African swine fever outbreak? The group World Animal Protection says the government isn't clear about this.

Fewer Christmas ham seen as PH combats African swine fever

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Philippine Association of Meat Processors says some of its members have decided to scale down output in view of the uncertain business environment brought about by African swine fever

Swine shipment from Negros Occidental to Cebu gets green light

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Cebu province eases restrictions on backyard-raised hogs coming from the Visayas

Iloilo province bans live hogs, pork products from Luzon, areas with ASF

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The province also seals its borders from pork and pork products coming from countries blacklisted by the Department of Agriculture

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250 live pigs from Negros Occidental barred from entering Cebu

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Cebu provincial authorities say they are only allowing the entry of livestock raised in commercial farms in the Visayas and Mindanao. The Negros Occidental shipment were backyard swines.

BANNED. Some of the live pigs from backyard raisers displayed at the Livestock Auction Market in Kabankalan City, Negros. Photo courtesy of Provincial Veterinary Office

Mandaue City orders total ban on pork, live hogs from Luzon

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Cebu City bans pork from Luzon, but live hogs with proper clearance may enter

FEVER. Hogs in Quezon City are tested for African swine fever. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pampanga bans live pigs from entering its territory

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:14 PM

With the threat of the African swine fever just across its borders, Pampanga becomes the first Luzon province to impose a hog blockade

BOODLE PORK. Residents of Guagua, Pampanga join a boodle fight organized by local officials to show that hogs being raised in the town are not affected by African swine fever. Photo courtesy of Pampanga PIO

South Korea confirms first swine fever outbreak

Sep 17, 2019 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) Seoul's agriculture ministry says 3,950 pigs from 3 farms in Paju are to be culled

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 10, 2018 shows pigs resting in a pen at a pig farm in Yiyang county, in China's central Henan province. - China's pork industry has been left reeling from African swine fever, which has devastated its pig herd, sent pork prices soaring and forced the country to increase imports to satisfy demand -- and analysts warn worse is yet to come. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) / TO GO WITH STORY: China-livestock-animals-pork, FOCUS by Sebastien RICCI

Negros Occidental orders temporary ban of pork imports from Luzon

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The province says, because it is the country's top producer of backyard swine, it has enough supply of, pork for their consumption

SAFE. Members of the African Swine Fever Task Force in Negros Occidental led by Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena eat lechon on Tuesday, September 10, to assure the public that locally-produced pork is safe to consume. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

5 tons of illegally imported pork products seized in Bacolod port

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:57 AM

Negros Occidental forms Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force to keep the province free from the virus

CONFISCATED. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson checks the illegally imported pork products that were seized on Wednesday, September 11, at the BREDCO port in Bacolod City. Photo courtesy of Provincial Capitol

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PH bans pork from 8 countries due to swine fever

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Pork and pork-based products from Belgium, China, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine are banned in the Philippines

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When Imelda visited Ateneo

Jul 10, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Some Ateneo alumni remember that the university conferred on pianist Van Cliburn a Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1974 He was known to be close to Imelda Marcos

APPROPRIATE? Former first lady Imelda Marcos graces a celebration of the Ateneo Scholarship Foundation. Left photo from Instragram user @kassydoodle

Ateneo de Manila 'sorry' over Imelda's visit

Jul 06, 2014 - 8:07 PM

The head of Ateneo de Manila University issues a public apology for having Imelda Marcos over for an alumni function

APPROPRIATE? Former first lady Imelda Marcos graces a celebration of the Ateneo Scholarship Foundation. Left photo from Instragram user @kassydoodle