Image by Rappler.com An official from the Bureau of Animal Industry says San Luis, Pampanga may be declared bird flu-free by December 20
MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 27, 2017) — The 90-day waiting period has already begun for the farm at the epicenter of the avian influenza or bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga, an agriculture official said Tuesday, September 26.
Continue reading Bird flu in PH: 90-day waiting period in Pampanga epicenter begins BIRD FLU UPDATES. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol holds a press conference on avian influenza at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he has already identified P31 million from the Quick Response Fund for the initial payment of affected farmers
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will begin paying farm owners affected by the avian influenza or bird flu outbreak in Pampanga starting next week.
Continue reading DA to start paying farm owners affected by bird flu outbreak BIRD FLU OUTBREAK. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol (left) and Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag hold a news briefing at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City on August 16, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler A total of 73,110 layer chickens, ducks, fighting cocks, and native chicken have already been culled as of Wednesday, August 16
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 2017) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced on Wednesday, August 16, that it will also cull around 400,000 birds from 30 farms within the 7-kilometer (km) radius or the controlled area of the avian influenza or bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga.
Continue reading Bird flu in Pampanga: DA to cull more fowls from controlled area CULLING. The Department of Agriculture has already started the culling of birds within the contained area of the bird flu outbreak in Pampanga. File photo from Arlene Vytiaco/Bureau of Animal Industry The Department of Agriculture says 16 villages in the towns of San Luis, Mexico, and San Simon are within the 1-km radius or in the contained area
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 15, 2017) — The Department of Agriculture is on top of the avian influenza or bird flu outbreak affecting some villages in Pampanga.
Continue reading MAP: Barangays near bird flu outbreak in Pampanga BIRD FLU OUTBREAK. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announces the bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga on August 11, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler The culling operations are extended from the initial 3 days to 6 days, with the target completion date moved to Thursday, August 17
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2017) — More than 18,000 birds have been culled so far in San Luis, Pampanga, which has been hit by an avian influenza or bird flu outbreak.
Continue reading Bird flu outbreak: Over 18,000 fowls culled in Pampanga BIRD FLU. Malacañang assures the public that there will be no price increases in chicken products amid a bird flu outbreak in Pampanga. Photo by Bureau of Animal Industry Malacañang assures the public that there would be ‘no price increase in chicken meat,’ as only one area is affected by the avian flu
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2017) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) banned the shipment of fowls from Luzon to other parts of the Philippines following a bird flu outbreak in the province of Pampanga.
Continue reading DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak FOR HUMANITY. The Rescue March Challenge aims to foster camaraderie, responder interoperability, and a culture of preparedness. Image courtesy Mara Mercado. Base images courtesy Martin Aguda Some 700 disaster responders and uniformed men walk from the Bonifacio Shrine near Manila City Hall to Fort Bonifacio to prepare for the worse case scenario, in case the West Valley Fault System moves
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 26, 2016) — What happens when the West Valley Fault moves and a 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes?
Continue reading #RescueMarch 2016, Responders go the distance to save lives FLOODING PROBLEM. Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson discusses the master plan to permanently solve the yearly flooding problem in Pampanga and parts of other Central Luzon provinces. Photo by Jun Malig/Rappler The proposed Pampanga River Basin Flood Control Master Plan will include the construction of a dike, a controlled retarding basin, and the widening of the Pampanga River and its tributaries
PAMPANGA, Philippines (Mar. 18, 2016) — To permanently solve the perennial flooding problem in the 7 low-lying towns of this province, some 20,000 hectares of farmland at the Candaba Swamp in Candaba town need to be converted into a controlled water retarding basin.
Continue reading 20,000-hectare catchment basin eyed to solve flooding in Pampanga