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Mayor Te backs quarantine checkpoints vs ASF

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Libertad Mayor Mary Jean Te is supporting the establishment of the checkpoints to prevent the possible spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Antique province.

“Our hog industry in Libertad is just mainly backyard but we also need to protect them from the ASF,” she said.

According to Te, their municipality does not transport hogs to other provinces because it is only good for local consumption. (https://bit.ly/3kdZixO)

Since Monday, the towns of Libertad and Pandan have enforced quarantine checkpoints as a preventive measure against the ASF.

A provincial ordinance imposes a fine of up to P5,000 or imprisonment of six months up to one year or both at the discretion of the court for those transporting pork products from ASF-affected areas into the province.