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ASF-affected hog raisers get PCIC financial aid

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) -- A total of 42 African Swine Fever (ASF) - affected hog raisers in the province received a P1,156,320.00 worth of financial assistance from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) at the Provincial Capitol here on June 15.

These qualified beneficiaries who have availed the insurance program were from Roxas City and municipalities of Cuartero, Dao, Dumarao, Ivisan, Jamindan, Mambusao, Panay, Panitan, Pilar, Pontevedra, President Roxas, and Tapaz. 

PCIC Capiz Provincial Extension head Melvin Vego revealed that there will be a second batch of payment for 30 PCIC’s insured hog raisers in the province amounting to P1-million. 

Based on the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian data as of June 7, at least 551 hog raisers in 242 of the 473 barangays in Capiz are affected by the highly-contagious and deadly viral disease, affecting both domestic and wild swine of all ages. 

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan members declared the province

Photo courtesy of Capiz Provincial Government Communications Group

under the state of calamity during their regular session held on June 13, heeding the recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

To note, ASF has affected a total of 3,983 farmers as of June 6 since Capiz had its first confirmed ASF case recorded on Feb. 22, 2023 in Maayon town. (AGP/PLF/ PIA Capiz)

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