Temporary total ban of the entry of hogs and frozen meat in Ilocos Sur

LOOK. To craft measures to prevent diseases from affecting hogs raised in the province, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Agriculture presided by Board Member Efren Rafanan, Sr., held an emergency meeting in the afternoon of Aug. 20 at the Ilocos Sur Provincial Capitol, Vigan City, with hog raisers and vendors in the province. The meeting was held to create measures to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever and other diseases affecting hogs. A temporary total ban of the entry of hogs and frozen meat from outside the province has been declared by the provincial government to last for three months. (text and photo by Imelda C. Rivero)