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.
Continuous monitoring of public markets, stores and establishments are still conducted. Confiscation of processed frozen products originated from mainland Luzon in compliance to Executive Order No. 16-2019 together with personnel from PNP and Market Master province wide was also conducted.