outbrain
Close  

DA: Stop pork smuggling to keep new swine flu strain away

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 12:09 PM July 02, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Thursday appealed to traders to stop smuggling pork and pork products from China amid the threat of a new reported of swine flu strain.

INQUIRER file photo (GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE)

The G4 swine flu strain that is capable of triggering a pandemic was reportedly discovered in China.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Dapat wala nang smuggling ng mga pork and pork products na galing China,” DA Secretary William Dar said in a televised briefing.

(Smuggling of pork and pork products from China should stop.)

FEATURED STORIES

“Kaya nakikiusap po kami sa mga nagnenegosyo na nagpaparating pa rin illegally itong pork and pork products galing China. Wag nating dagdagan ang problema natin sa bansa,” he added.

(We are appealing to businessmen who are smuggling pork and pork products from China. Let’s not add to the country’s problems.)

Dar assured that the agency is working to prevent the entry of tainted pork products to the country.

The DA also earlier assured that the Philippines still imposes importation ban on pork and pork products from China.

gsg

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: China, Department of Agriculture, Pork, pork products, swine flu
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.