Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista has urged all the hog raisers in the city to participate in the African Swine Fever (ASF) Awareness Forum on September 24.
“Layun ng aktibidad na ipagbigay alam sa mga nag-aalaga ng baboy kung ano ang katangian ng AFS at kung papanong maiiwasan ito ng kanilang mga alaga,” the city government said.
The local government said it is undertaking “pro-active approach” following the confirmation made by the Department of Agriculture (DA) that there were already cases of ASF in the country, particularly in Rizal and Bulacan.
The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVET) will spearhead the ASF Awareness Forum to be held at the Cooperative Development Training Center in Barangay Magsaysay.
The OCVET has also started to get blood samples of the hogs in Barangay Balindog, the city government said.
The samples have been sent to the DA Regional Office 12 in General Santos City to determine if there are ASF cases in Kidapawan.