In September 9, 2019, African Swine Fever occurs in the country. To protect the island province and its pig industry, the Provincial Governor issued an Executive Order No. 16-2019 “An Order to impose a ban on the importation of live pigs, pork-related products to avoid the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) Virus” and Supplemental Notices.
The provincial government established quarantine Checkpoint in major port of entries (Balanacan & Buyapod Port and Gasan Wharf). The Provincial Animal Quarantine inspectors intensified quarantine inspection of pork, processed pork products. A total of around 800 kgs of processed pork products, approximately 300 kgs of pig entrails were confiscated this holiday season.