After being confirmed with African Swine Fever cases last August 27, 2021, the City Government of Vigan through City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina immediately created the City’s African Swine Fever Control Task Force which aims to contain the spread of the swine disease to the other parts of the city.
The City’s ASF Control Task Force is chaired by City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina, with its members City Veterinary Officer Dr. Rayeth Robiniol, City Public Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Milagros Alquiza, City Agriculture Officer Lito Forneas, City General Services Officer Kenneth Victa, City Public Relations and Information Officer Anna Barbara Angelica Labelle Medina, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Teddy Boy Corpuz, City Administrator Atty. Joanne Janice Quodala – Formoso and ABC Vice President Edmund Supnet.
Mayor Medina directed the City Agriculture Office through Dr. Robiniol to coordinate with the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) the conduct of urgent testing of other swine farms.
He also assured the affected growers that the City Government will receive indemnity assistance after the culling of their hogs.
On the other hand, disinfectant sprays and solution were distributed to the hog farmers by the CGSO while leaflets on Frequently Asked Questions were given to the affected farmers and the general population for further awareness of ASF.