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Inauguration of the Batangas Provincial Animal Health Center and Diagnostic Lab (Feb. 11, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 11 February 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar leads the inauguration of the Provincial Animal Health Center and Diagnostic Laboratory in Bolbok, Batangas City on February 11, 2021.

As the pilot site for the DA’s Bantay ASF sa Barangay (BABay ASF) program, the Province of Batangas will elevate its surveillance and monitoring effort against ASF with the new facility that will use locally developed PCR and rapid test kits.

“Let’s rebuild the Batangas swine industry,” Secretary Dar said challenging the provincial officials and program partners.

Other officials present during the event are Batangas Vice Governor Jose Antonio “Mark” Leviste II, Provincial Veterinarian Rommel Marasigan, Undersecretary for Livestock William Medrano, Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel De Mesa, Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Reildrin Morales, and DA-Calabarzon Regional Director Vilma Dimaculangan. (Photo by Alarico Nuestro, DA-AFID)