Binmaley in Pangasinan put under calamity because of African swine fever


The municipality of Binmaley in Pangasinan was put under a state of disaster by the local government after African swine fever (ASF) cases were confirmed in five barangays.

More than 300 pigs will be subjected to culling in Barangay San Isidro Sur alone, to prevent the spread of ASF.

The local government said the disaster fund will be used to support the hog raisers affected.

Meanwhile, three additional areas in the province— Malasiqui, Basista, and Dagupan City — began performing the protocol 1-7-10.

Under the above procedure, pigs from affected areas will be culled within the 1-kilometer radius. Those within seven kilometers will be put under surveillance while the Department of Agriculture will be required to report cases of pigs who get sick and are within 10 kilometers from the affected areas.

The DA said earlier this month the number of ASF cases is decreasing but the Philippines can not yet be declared ASF-free.

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