Iloilo City has been declared free from African swine fever (ASF), a highly contagious hemorrhagic viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. 

The local declaration, authorized by the Department of Agriculture (DA-6), was made through an executive order (EO) signed by City Mayor Jerry Treñas.

According to EO No. 49, the city government “has already complied with the requirements provided under DA Order No. 30, S 2021.”

The agriculture department also confirmed that there are “no more existing [ASF] cases or outbreaks in the swine population for both commercial and backyard in the city.”

Treñas said the declaration “will signify the city’s significant achievement in disease control efforts, bringing economic stability and consumer confidence in the pork production industry in the city.”

The city recorded its first ASF cases in November 2022. It was detected in Barangay Tacas, Jaro district.IMT