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ASF affects agriculture, tourism in Bataan

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The African swine fever (ASF) is affecting agriculture and tourism in Bataan. Board Member Benjie Serrano, Chairman of the SP Committee on Agriculture, said he and other members of the provincial board including Chairman of the Committee on Tourism BM Popoy Del Rosario, based on the data they gathered during their joint committee meeting last week, saw ASF has adverse effect in the province particulary in the two sectors.

“Local hog-raisers are already complaining. Consumers are avoiding pork for fear of the decease”, the board member said.

“There had been swine depopulation in affected areas to avoid spread of the virus”, he also said.

“Board Member Del Rosario reported the decline in the number of tourists arrival”, he added.

ASF is postive in the Bataan towns of Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay, and Orion. Serrano said unaffected towns must continue tightening the watch of the entry to them of pigs from other places.

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