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Palawan SP asks Palawenos to refrain from buying meat online

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The Palawan Sangguniang Panlalawigan has asked the Palawenos to refrain from patronizing meat products that can be purchased online amid the threat of swine flu and other animal diseases.

The SP approved Proposed Resolution No. 510-22 entitled: “Earnestly enjoining everyone to employ measures and refrain from buying online meat products in view of the spread and contamination of the dreaded African Swine Fever (ASF), and other animal diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Avian Influenza.”

Board Member Ariston D. Arzaga authored the said resolution. The said measure aims to keep Palawan under the “green zone” or free from African Swine Fever (ASF), Avian Infuenza (Bird Flu) and Foot and Mouth Disease.

“Iilan na lang po tayo Mr. Chair sa buong Pilipinas ang nasa green zone pa ng ASF. So, ngayong christmas season, marami pong mga online orders na hindi po dumadaan sa ating mga port areas, sa ating mga entry points lalo na sa mga airport, diretso na po yan Mr. Chair sa mga nag-oorders,” ssaid Arzaga.

“So, ini-encourage po natin sila na i-refrain habang nandito pa ang ASF at banta ng ibang diseases ng animals like FMD at Avian Flu. Kung pupuwede lang na i-refrain muna ang pag-oorder online as much as hindi po natin mabantayan,” he added.

The board member also said that the resolution aims to support the efforts of the Provincial Veterenary Office against the diseases.

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