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    City’s veterinary chief confirms ASF outbreak in General Santos
    Jan 29, 2022 2:41 PM PHT
    Rommel Rebollido
    City veterinarian Antonio Ephraim Marin says authorities contained the African swine fever outbreak in San Lorenzo, Apopong, but will take specimens from nearby areas next week

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – The head of the city government’s veterinary office on Saturday, January 29, confirmed that the series of swine deaths in a village in General Santos City – one of the largest hog-producing cities in the country – was due to African swine fever (ASF)....

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    African swine fever infects Northern Samar town
    By: Joey Gabieta
    Inquirer Visayas / 02:34 PM February 03, 2022

    TACLOBAN CITY––The town of Catubig in Northern Samar has reported its first-ever case of African Swine Fever (ASF).

    Anita Estudillo, municipal agriculturist, said the infection was detected Jan. 18 in Barangay Guibwangan, about 1.5 kilometers away from the town proper...


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        ASF cases in Bontoc rising
        By Dexter A. See
        February 22, 2022

        BONTOC, Mountain Province: Municipal officials here have confirmed the rising number of pigs infected with the African swine fever (ASF) virus.

        According to Municipal Agriculturist Renato Falag-ey, Bontoc has recorded a total of 197 swines infected with ASF from October 2021 to February 2022.

        Falag-ey said 156 were recorded in Barangay Samoki, 27 in Poblacion and nine in Bontoc Ili.

        The affected areas in Barangay Samoki are Sitio Riverside, Khefa, Pawek, Sadlan, Khawana, Fagkhay, Attor, Sadlan and Kalonglong. In Barangay Poblacion is Sitio Cheppay while in Barangay Bontoc Ili are Sitios Foyayeng, Pattig and Sokok...


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            ASF hits village hog farm in Sarangani
            By Richelyn Gubalani March 31, 2022, 8:14 pm
            Updated on March 31, 2022, 8:58 pm

            GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Provincial Veterinary Office (ProVet) confirmed a positive case of African swine fever (ASF) in a village backyard hog farm in Malapatan, Sarangani on Thursday.

            Dr. Bernard Cababat, acting ProVet chief, said the case came from Barangay Lun Padidu after years of zero cases in the town...


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                Zamboanga City under red zone as hundreds of ASF cases detected in 5 villages
                May 28, 2022 2:46 PM PHT
                Frencie Carreon

                ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) stepped up animal quarantine measures in Zamboanga City due to cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) infections in at least five of its villages.

                The City Veterinarian’s Office said ASF cases were detected in barangays Pasonanca, Bunguao, Manguso, Curuan, and Manicahan.

                Dr. Reildrin Morales, BAI acting director, placed Zamboanga City under the red zone category this week because of the ASF cases.

                As of Friday, 469 hogs died of ASF, and 379 others were culled, according to assistant city veterinarian Dr. Arnedo Agbayani.

                Agbayani said about 107 hog raisers were affected in the five villages...


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                  African swine fever strikes 203 villages in Cordillera
                  By Dexter A. See
                  June 20, 2022

                  TWO-HUNDRED-THREE barangay (villages) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) had been affected by the dreaded African swine fever (ASF) over the past two years.

                  Dr. Cameron Odsey, regional director of the Cordillera office of the Department of Agriculture (DA-CAR), over the weekend said the number of ASF-infected villages is 16 percent of the 1,178 barangay in the administrative region.

                  He added that for this year alone, some P247.5 million has been earmarked by the agency for the ongoing swine production feed assistance program toward the realization of the government's swine repopulation program.

                  The repopulation program aims to bring back the stability of supply and prices of pork in local markets...



                  DA declares South Cotabato a red zone for African Swine Fever
                  By Allen V. Estabillo -
                  June 20, 2022 3:57 pm

                  KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 20 June) – South Cotabato’s hog industry is facing serious threats after the province has been placed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) under the red zone or infected area for African Swine Fever (ASF).

                  South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo, Jr. announced Monday that DA Region 12 and the Bureau of Quarantine already upgraded the province’s zoning status to red following the emergence of confirmed ASF cases in the last three months in at least two municipalities.

                  More than 400 backyard hogs have been culled since March in parts of Banga and Surallah towns due to the ASF contamination...