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Press Conference on Hog Disease

Author: DA Communications Group | 10 September 2019

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar assured the public that the Department of Agriculture (DA) is on top of the situation during the press briefing of the DA Crisis Management Team (CMT) on Swine held on September 9, 2019.

Secretary Dar announced the result of the confirmatory Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test on the swine blood samples collected from small backyard farms in Rizal Province and mentioned that DA still awaits the result of the viral isolation test that is more definitive in terms of identifying the nature of the virus detected.

The PCR test result from the World Reference Laboratory in Pirthbright, England, which is also the World Organization for Animal Health Reference Laboratory for African Swine Fever (ASF), confirmed that majority of the blood samples were ASF positive. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan and Van Joseph P. Manzo)

Bidders' Forum

This event aims to apprise the Bidders on the Standard Bidding Procedures of the Department of Agriculture - Office of the Secretary and the introduction of Green Procurement conditions in the procurement of Lease of Venue, Catering of Food Provision and I.T. Equipment.

As such, we highly encourage you to join and participate in this meaningful event as we have allotted two (2) slots per company on a "First come, First Served" basis. This activity will be held in Region IV-A, exact location to be announced.

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