Vice Gov Ferrer urges support for pork ban


Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer called on city officials to support the provincial government’s ordinance banning the entry of pork and pork products.

This, after city officials said they planned to make contact with provincial officials in order for their respective task forces to coordinate efforts.

The Provincial Board passed an ordinance in November permanently banning pigs, pork, and related products from Luzon and other areas affected by African swine fever. (

While the provincial government respects Bacolod City as a “highly-urbanized city,” Ferrer said that it is the responsibility of the provincial government to protect local hog producers.

“If the problem is supply, I urged my fellow Negrenses to patronize our local pork products,” he also said.