San Carlos City under state of calamity due to ASF

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STATE OF CALAMITY. The city government of San Carlos City in Pangasinan has declared a state of calamity to contain and address the effect of the African swine fever (ASF) on hog raisers. A resolution was passed by the city council on Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2020) and was posted on Facebook on Thursday (Feb. 13, 2020). (PNA photo by Jerick Pasiliao)

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan — The city government here has declared a state of calamity to contain and address the effects of the African swine fever (ASF) on hog raisers.

The declaration was made through a resolution passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) upon the recommendation of Mayor Julier Resuello and the City Veterinary Office on Wednesday, which was posted on Facebook on Thursday.

“The city government declared (a) state of calamity primarily because it is the access for the city to get additional funding (calamity fund) to help augment the containment of ASF,” City Information Officer Jhuliano Nazareno said in an interview Friday.

Meanwhile, some 300 pigs in the city are set to be culled, after some hogs in Barangay Calobaoan have tested positive for ASF.

“It is one of the protocols needed to be done. The pigs within the 1-km. radius are subject for culling,” he said.

Nazareno said the City Veterinary Office and other concerned agencies were still investigating how the virus possibly reached the city.

He said they have put up all logistical needs in the area for the eradication and containment of ASF.

The Department of Agriculture 1 (Ilocos) and the City Veterinary Office conduct a weekly random blood test in the city, he added. (PNA)

Photo Credit: Philippine News Agency

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