Province of Benguet


With his desire to increase hog production to stabilize the supply and prices of pork in the province after the effects of the African Swine Fever (ASF), Benguet Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas allocated funds for swine repopulation program.On August 17, 2021, Governor Diclas and Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Miriam Tiongan led the distribution of 14 gilts, or less than a year-old female pigs, and pig feeds to the second batch of beneficiaries of the said program.Some 21 gilts have been distributed for the first batch of beneficiaries on July 21, 2021.The beneficiaries are from areas where there are no reported cases of ASF. They were chosen after thorough inspection and assessment by their respective municipality and the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian.Meanwhile, the Office of PVET made sure that all pigs distributed have Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction negative test result.