Sunday, 27 September 2020
Vet educates communities on ASF; no cases in Alegria

Vet educates communities on ASF; no cases in Alegria

ALABEL, Sarangani (August 31, 2020) – Provincial veterinarian Dr. Bernard Cababat (in pink shirt), officer-in-charge, conducts information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign on ASF or African Swine Fever to backyard hog raisers at a local community in barangay Alegria. On August 27, the team from the provincial government visited several communities in Alegria to disseminate information about ASF after they received reports that local hog raisers have panicked due to ASF. According to Cababat, the panic was caused by the “ASF cases in Sitio Kisoy, barangay Datal Anggas and Malita, Davao Occidental border.” “Nag-culling ta didto and nag-depopulate sa mga hogs kay naay case didto, but na-contain na nato,” Cababat clarified. During the IEC, Cababat further explained what ASF is, the precautionary and preventive measures to be undertaken by the residents, and the actions of the government to contain ASF, including the “indemnification” the hog raisers will receive if ever a government-operated mass culling will be done. “Sa karon klaruhon ko pod, walay ASF cases sa Alegria. Amo lang gina-warn ang mga residente na dapat mabinantayon ta sa atong mga binuhing baboy,” he said. Also, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the IEC sessions were divided into groups, following the minimum health protocols of social distancing and facemask wearing. (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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