Philippines implements stricter measures against ASF

January 11, 2019

The Philippines is intensifying measures to contain the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), which may endanger the local hog industry. The Department of Agriculture ordered a mandatory inspection of all vessels docking at Philippine ports with meat supplies and fishing boats returning from the West Philippine Sea as there are reports of nearby towns bartering sea products with imported meat. The DA also coordinated with Bureau of Customs at all air and sea ports to conduct rigid inspection for checked-in and hand-carried luggage of all incoming passengers from ASF-affected countries.