LEGAZPI CITY—“We are one with you (DA) in your drive to stop the spread of ASF.”
This was the message of the LtC Charlieben B. Delamide of the 9th Civil Military Operations Battalion of the Philippine Army during the 3rd Session of the Tsokolate at Pandesal (TAP) during the presentation of the Agricultural Programs Coordinating Officer (APCO) for Albay and Sorsogon Florentino Ubalde Jr. on African Swine Fever and on the recent case in the municipality of Bombon, Camarines Sur.
Ubalde said that the DA Regional Quick Response Team (RQRT) for Animal Disease and Emergencies confirmed positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) the organ samples from hogs in Barangay Sto. Domingo in Bombon based on the official statement of the DA-Bicol Regional Executive Director Rodel P. Tornilla on February 20, 2020.
He added that the team together with the provincial government of Camarines Sur and LGU-Bombon already instituted biosecurity measures to prevent further spread of the disease. The team already implemented the “1-7-10 km” radius control protocol.
Although ASF is not a human threat, but it will greatly affect the swine industry in the region. It is fatal, highly contagious for pigs and with no known cure or vaccine. It can be transmitted through contaminated feeds, and even through non-living objects such as shoes, clothes and knives due to the virus’ high resistance.
The different member-agencies vowed support through information-dissemination. The military also committed to assist the DA in their anti-ASF drive and checkpoints.
TAP is an inter-agency initiative of 9th CMO composed of government agencies, local government units, the military and non-government agencies in the Bicol Region. (jaysonmgonzales)
LtC Charlieben B. Delamide of the 9th Civil Military Operations Battalion of the Philippine Army recognizes the support of all the agencies present in the 3rd Session of the Tsokolate at Pandesal (TAP).
Agricultural Programs Coordinating Officer (APCO) for Albay and Sorsogon Florentino Ubalde Jr. discusses African Swine Fever and on the recent case in the municipality of Bombon, Camarines Sur.
The different agencies of the TAP flash the number 3 sign to show that TAP is on its third year and will be celebrating its anniversary on February 28, 2020.