The two pigs that tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod, were among ten purchased for dispersal to students as a livelihood program to enable them to raise funds for enrollment, Barangay Captain Lady Gles Pallen said Monday, May 29.
She said aside from the two pigs four others died so they decided to cull the four others that were alive.
The pigs were purchased from a Bago City farm on May 6, she said.
However, Bago City Veterinarian, Dr. Martin Samuel Miguel Torres, said there is no record that the Bago City farm named had sold such piglets to Taculing or that they had left the area.
He also said the farm mentioned has a certification that it is ASF free.
Bago City has had no ASF positive cases, he said.*