MERGE Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson checks the illegally imported pork products seized yesterday at the BREDCO port in Bacolod City.*


ASF task force seizes
5 tons of imported pork
LACSON APPROVES 90-DAY BAN
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The African Swine Fever Task Force in Negros Occidental intercepted five tons of illegally imported pork products at the Bacolod Real Estate and Development Corp. port in Bacolod City yesterday afternoon.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, who also approved the 90-day ban on pork imports from Luzon yesterday, led the task force in checking the truckload of undocumented imported products from France that was shipped from Cebu.

“Because of vigilance, we were able to ask the carriers to open the van. It turned out that the products found inside had no documents,” the governor, who is chairman of the task force, said. moremoremore


Lightning kills farmer, injures 3
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A rice farmer was killed, and three others were hurt, when they were struck by lightning at Hacienda Socorro in Brgy, Odiong, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, 6:30 a.m. yesterday.

Dead on the spot was Zaldy Marfil, 42, while Rodrigo Espartero Jr., 31, Rodfil Espartero, 33, and Juanito Magsipoc, 30, sustained minor injuries.

Moises Padilla police investigation showed that the victims, who aborted their plans to harvest their rice due to bad weather, were on their way back home, when lightning hit them. moremoremore

 

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Do not sell leftovers for swill
feeding, hotels, restos urged
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Owners and operators of hotels and restaurants in Negros Occidental are discouraged from selling their leftovers for swill feeding to ensure that the province remains free of the African swine fever.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday approved the resolution urging hotel, resort, and restaurant operators and owners to refrain from disposing of food wastes and leftovers for swill feeding. It was passed by the Provincial ASF Task Force during their emergency meeting on Tuesday.

This move is to prevent the spread of this potentially infectious disease that can pose a grave threat to the swine industry in the province, the resolution said, stressing that there is a need to observe proper collection, handling, and disposal of food wastes and leftovers in hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other establishments.