Despite the ban on pork, no shortage of Christmas ham in Cebu

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Cebu will have enough ham, a staple for Christmas, despite the ban on Luzon’s pork and pigs, parts of which were hit by an outbreak of African swine fever that led the authorities to kill some 7,000 pigs.

The ban, which will end before December, is aimed at protecting Cebu’s P11 billion hog industry, a living source for 200,000 locals.

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia coordinated with Agriculture Secretary William Dar, who previously urged her and the neighboring province of Bohol to rethink their ban on Luzon pork.

He stated that they always hope that the Manila solution can eventually be made ASF-free, that they will be assured of being free from African Swine Flu.

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