NegOcc yet to get reply from Gwen on pork ban
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has yet to receive a response from Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia regarding his request to lift the entry ban on pork and pork products from Negros.
Lacson sent Garcia a letter last week to allow shipments of pork and pork products bound for Eastern Visayas to pass through Cebu.
He suggested sending shipments to Manila but local hog raisers refused because pork prices in Metro Manila are low. (https://bit.ly/3LwHJsm)
Garcia issued an executive order implementing a temporary ban on the entry of live hogs, sows, piglets, boar semen, pork, and pork-related products from Negros Island from March 6 to April 5, 2023.
The order came after African swine fever was detected in Carcar City, Cebu. The ASF-positive swine are said to have mixed with those from Negros Island, but both the Occidental and Oriental provinces are ASF-free.