Hog industry damage hits P63.5M, San Enrique SB declares calamity

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The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) estimated the accumulated damage to the Negros Occidental hog industry at P63.5 million as pig deaths continued to rise on Tuesday, May 23.

Dr. Placeda Lemana, OIC provincial veterinarian, in a report submitted to Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said the hog deaths from various diseases in Negros Occidental had increased to 5,252 on Tuesday.
The number represents 4.84 percent of the province’s pig population affecting 1,072 raisers, the report said.

The big deaths in San Enrique were 1,936, Valladolid – 936, Bago City – 852, Pontevedra – 461, Pulupandan – 374, EB Magalona – 268, La Carlota City – 268, Murcia – 59, Binalbagan – 39 , Manapla – 35, Talisay City – 14, Hinigaran – 6, Cadiz City – 2 and Silay City – 2, the PVO reported.

The pig deaths in San Enrique valued at P22.1 million represent 71.92 percent of town’s hog population and has affected 406 raisers, the PVO added.

San Enrique was declared under a state of calamity by its Sangguniang Bayan last week, Vice Mayor Carlo Magno said Tuesday.

He said declaration was an expression of their sentiments.
However, Mayor Jilson Tubillara said the SB passed the resolution without a recommendation from the Municipal Development Council, which is required.

Magno said they will support whatever the move of the executive branch will be.*

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