August 16, 2022
Hog raisers in Zamboanga, Philippines, receive indemnification for pigs dead from ASF
Hog raisers from Curuan Veterinary District in Zamboanga City, the Philippines, have received indemnification of pigs that were affected by the African swine fever (ASF) from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation of the Philippines (PCIC) under the Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Mario Arriola, Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVet) chief, said the recipients received on August 11, indemnification between ₱9,000 (US$160.77) to ₱20,500 (US$366.19) each depending on the number of reported hog mortalities.
Arriola said that the insurance premiums were waived since these hog raisers were enrolled with the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA). He encouraged livestock and poultry raisers to enroll with the RSBSA and apply with PCIC to avail of free premiums for insurance coverage.
Meanwhile, a tight watch on Zamboanga City's borders remain in place as ASF infections continue to rise.
Total hog mortalities have reached 2,977 and 672 were culled.
- SunStar Zamboanga