Councilor seeks permanent pork ban in Bacolod


Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. wants to institutionalize measures to prevent the spread of the dreaded African swine fever (ASF) in Bacolod City.

Gamboa filed an ordinance that would permanently ban the entry of pigs and pork products from Luzon and other ASF-affected areas.

In filing the measure, the councilor cited the executive order issued by Mayor Evelio Leonardia forming the city’s anti-ASF task force. (

According to Gamboa, his proposed policies were patterned to the ordinance implement by the provincial government of Negros Occidental and other local government units.

One of the provisions of his proposal states that the city’s anti-swine fever task force will be placed in charge of preventing the importation and sale of hogs and pork products coming from areas affected by swine fever.

Gamboa’s proposed ordinance was approved on first reading last December 11.