Aid To ASF-Affected Hog Raisers In Pangasinan Underway

Aid To ASF-Affected Hog Raisers In Pangasinan Underway

Spotlight

Globe Recreates The Holiday Season With #ChristmasWeLove Live Pop-Up

Join Globe as they celebrate the holiday season with #ChristmasWeLove - a series of live digital pop ups featuring fun activities for your family and friends!

Republic Cement Launches Co-Processing Solution Amid PH Waste Management Crisis

Through ecoloop, Republic Cement aims to help address the waste management crisis of the country.

Recreate The Holidays Right At Home Best With Globe At Home Unli Plans

Make your virtual get-togethers possible with Globe At Home UNLI Plans!

SM – Pasay Tech Voc Scholarship Program Launched

With the launch of the SM - Pasay Tech-Voc Scholarship Program, a full tech-voc scholarship will be awarded to 20 students from financially challenged families.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) Ilocos regional office has prepared a rehabilitation plan to help affected backyard hog raisers in Pangasinan towns, whose pigs were culled as part of the protocol against African swine fever (ASF).

Erlinda Manipon, Regional Technical Director for Operations of DA-1, said aside from the indemnification fund amounting to PHP5,000 per head of culled pigs, the backyard hog raisers in the two towns will be given either three cows or 13 free-ranged chickens.

“Initially, there are 279 hog raisers from Mapandan and Bayambang whose swines were the first affected by ASF in the province last year,” she said in an interview Thursday.

The DA-1, she said, is in the process of procuring some 699 heads of cow worth PHP25.9 million and 3,664 heads of free-ranged chicken worth PHP1.83 million, as part of their rehabilitation plan.

“Those who will be given cows should have a pasture or a place where they could get grass to feed the cows because if not, the animal might die; while for the chicken, they will be given 11 hens which are ready to breed and two roosters to ensure they will multiply,” she added.

Manipon said DA-1 will also train the beneficiaries on how to raise cows and chickens.

The aid is expected to be distributed within the first quarter of this year.

She said the DA also offers loan assistance to the affected hog raisers.

“They may avail a loan worth PHP30,000 without interest and payable in three years. But so far, none of the affected hog raisers have availed of this,” she added.

Meanwhile, the DA-1 continues with monitoring and validation for the indemnification, which will come from DA central office.

Hogs from two barangays in Mapandan and Bayambang towns have yielded positive results in ASF last year, but it was contained before the year 2019 ended.

Last week, pigs from Barangay Linoc in Binmaley and Barangay Apaya in Malasiqui, however, resulted positive in the ASF test. (PNA)

Covid-19 Molecular Lab In Zambales Now Operational

Detection of COVID-19 positive cases is now easier thanks to the new molecular laboratory in Zambales.

Cebu City To Distribute 15K Cash Cards To Seniors This Month

The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) on Thursday turned over to the city government of Cebu around 15,000 cash cards to be distributed to senior citizens this month.

Hog-Raisers Ask ProVet To Step In Due To Low Buying Price

Hog-raisers from Antique are seeking the Provincial Veterinary Office to intervene amid the low buying price pegged by traders on live animals.

The Lost Bread X Kaya Natin Movement Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Try The Lost Bread’s newest sweet corn ice cream and help the KAYA NATIN movement in its efforts to help the people of Cagayan.

P35.7-M Anti-Landslide Project In Biliran Town Completed

The construction of the PHP35.7-million slope protection project in Caibiran, Biliran has been completed.

PH Logs 232 New Covid-19 Recoveries, Tally Now At 399,005

Good news! Recovery rate in the Philippines is now at 91.9%!

M Bakery Brings Back Its Holiday-Themed Desserts To Make This Season’s Merrier

Do you want a personalized design for your holiday-themed desserts? Check out M Bakery’s offerings for this year!

Soldiers, CAFGU Members, Reservists Donate Blood In NegOr

The bayanihan spirit lives on! A total of 15,000cc of blood was donated by Army soldiers, reservists, and personnel duringa blood-letting activity in Camp Leon Kilat.

Holiday Parties Discouraged In Zambo City Amid Pandemic

The City Health Office of Zambo City has strongly discouraged the holding of holiday gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over P100-B Funds Seen To Help Region 8 Recover From Crisis

According to the NEDA, the PHP108.71 billion budget for Eastern Visayas in 2021 will provide the region with “massive tools” necessary in post-pandemic recovery efforts.