Quezon City has appealed to pork meat traders and retailers to avoid overpricing amid the surge in pork prices due to shortage stemming from the effect of African swine fever (ASF) in Luzon.
African swine fever
Cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been contained in Quezon City, with no new positive blood tests reported since Nov. 13 and no ASF-related death in the past 30 days, the local government said.
The local government of Quezon City stands by its decisin to bury 121 pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF) at the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, despite complaints from residents.
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has asked the Department of Agriculture (DA) to clarify who will be getting the P5,000 cash assistance for hog raisers whose pigs have been culled over fears of African swine fever (ASF).
He’s copying the tactic of other mayors in calming residents down amid fears of infected pork.
Mayor Isko Moreno calmly corrected this doubter who questioned him for eating pork despite cases of African swine fever hitting local pigs.
The Quezon City government killed over 50 pigs in a single day in Barangay Silangan in a bid to control the spread of the African swine fever (ASF).