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DA asks LTFRB’s help vs ASF in Northern Mindanao

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office 10 (RFO 10) has sought the assistance of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in raising awareness on the effects of the African Swine Fever (ASF) to the traveling public.

DA-10 OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado said 56 pieces flash drives containing video plugs on ASF prevention protocols were turned over to Regional Director Aminoden D. Guro of the LTFRB-10.

Julesben Ceasar Maquiling and Rhea Villa Chiu, veterinarians of the Regulatory Division of DA-10, handed said items to Guro, which will then be played on buses operating in Northern Mindanao to properly guide and educate the riding public on ASF.

“To continually protect Northern Mindanao from the entry of ASF, we are strengthening our info campaign by tapping LTFRB who plays a vital role in disseminating the right information to the riding public,” Collado said.

DA’s move aims to heighten information campaign activities to protect the P25 billion hog industry of the region from ASF, which is supported by UNAHCO Inc – Pigrolac who provided the flash drives.

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