4 February, CdeO City – DA-RFO 10 OIC RED Carlene C. Collado calls for African Swine Fever (ASF) emergency meeting with the provincial and city vets, BAI-NVQS, NMIS, NORMINHOG, The Oro Vets and other hog raisers of Region 10 to assess the region’s status and preparation after the confirmed ASF incidence in Davao Occidental.

RED Collado emphasized to strenghten the protection of all border points to prevent the region from being affected with ASF in close coordination with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and the LGUs.

The preliminary meeting also aims to come up with a doable action plan which will be submitted to Secretary William D. Dar of DA.

Mayor Rey B. Buhisan of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental, Vice-Mayor Peter M. Unabia of Gingoog City and Councilor Mai Okinlay Gumban of Impasug-ong,Bukidnon signified its support and commitment of the group’s action plan on ASF control strategies.

Further, the meeting was called to support Region 11 thru logistics, supplies and identify other assistance that can be extended to them.#