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Dec 13, 2019, Bangkok. After a week-long orientation and workshop, the Philippine team presented the draft proposal on animal health to the Asia Pacific participants and officials of the World Health Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and Australian Department of Agriculture. The said proposal aims to strengthen the veterinary services in the Philippines. The plan seeks to train local veterinary officers on critical competencies of their veterinary services and to support capacity building for Veterinary laboratories and animal health workers. BAI Director Ronnie Domingo is optimistic that funding support will be extended to the Philippines by donor agencies. If approved, the program will run from January 2020 to June 2021. BAI Animal Health and Welfare Division Head, Dr Samuel Castro, and Quezon Provincial Veterinarian, DrFlomellaCaguicla, assisted the Director Domingo in crafting the local plan. Former BAI Director, DrRubinaCresencio, was invited by OIE to serve as one of the external experts for the workshop.

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Ipinakitani Vet Med Dean Melbourne Talactac ng Cavite State University (CavSU) kay BAI Director Ronnie Domingo ang laboratoryo na maaaring magamit sa Laboratory Surveillance ng African Swine Fever (ASF) salalawigan ng Cavite.

 

Nagtutulunganang Department of Agriculture, ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Cavite at ang CavSU upang matigilangpagkalat ng ASF sana turang lugar at karatigpook.

 

Magugunitana na unang lumitaw ang sakit na ASF sa ilang babuyan sa bayan Rodriguez at Antipolo, Rizal noongHulyo 25, 2019. Kumalat ito at naapektuhan ang iba pang probinsya tulad ng Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Malabon City, Caloocan City at Quezon City.

 

Nanawagan ang pamahalaan sa mga nag aalaga ng baboy na i-report ang mga baboy na nagkakasakit o namamatay upang makontrol at masugpo ang pagkalat ng ASF sa bansa. ###

 

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Monday, 18 February 2019 10:11

African Swine Fever (ASF) Portal

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The role of women as partners in the success of the livestock industry was given emphasis as the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) celebrated its 89th Founding Anniversary on February 4-8, 2019. The theme for this year’s celebration, “Kababaihan: Kaagapay sa Maunlad na Paghahayupan”, was evident in the weeklong festivity as the BAI celebrated the importance of women in the livestock sector through its various women-centered activities.

During the kick-off ceremony, each division was leaded by a muse in the parade. In the opening ceremony, Ms. Cecille A. Virtucio, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by profession and Managing Director of the Batangas Egg Producers Cooperative (BEPCO), inspired everyone during her speech as she mentioned the crucial role women play in the livestock and poultry industry. According to Ms. Virtucio, female animals take major parts as they lay eggs, give milk, and produce offsprings, among others. Furthermore, Ms. Virtucio mentioned that women are indeed indispensable partners in the success of the livestock and poultry business.

To capacitate stakeholders, livelihood seminars on meat processing, native poultry and swine production, forage and goat production and beekeeping were conducted. Women actively participated in the seminars (39%); women dominated in the seminar on Meat Processing. The highlight of the celebration was the Search for Miss BAI 2019. Each division has their respective candidate and Miss Farm Operations Group emerged as the winner. One of the judges of the beauty pageant was the former and only female director of the BAI to date, Dr. Rubina O. Cresencio. ### (Emily E. Victorio and Aileen F. Casa)

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 09:42

BAI Celebrates 89th Anniversary

Quezon City-On the occasion of its Founding Anniversary from February 4-8, 2019, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) pays tribute to the women of livestock farming. This year marks the 89th anniversary of BAI with the theme “Kababaihan: Kaagapay sa Maunlad na Paghahayupan.” Assistant Secretary for Livestock Dr. Enrico P. Garzon, Jr. graced the opening ceremony of the celebration. He stated the vital role of women in ensuring a successful and profitable livestock farming.

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Assistant Secretary for Livestock Dr. Enrico P. Garzon, Jr. in his Keynote Speech recognizes the important role of women in the livestock industry.

Asec.Garzon also emphasized that an equal opportunity must be given to men and women in order to ensure the success of the animal industry. On the other hand, Ms. Cecille A. Virtucio, Managing Director of Batangas Egg Producers Cooperative (BEPCO) stressed the active participation of women in livestock farming to ensure food availability, safety and security. The celebration included the turnover of cheque to TarlacAgricultural University (TAU),Pampanga State AgriculturalUniversity (PSAU), Local Government Unit of Aklan and BEPCO for their collaborative projects with the agency. Regional trainees took oath as newly deputized Animal Feeds, Veterinary Drugs and Biologics Control Officers (AFVDBCOs). They will be in-charge of regulating and licensing animal feeds, veterinary drugs and biologics at the regional level. Free seminars (on meat processing, bee keeping, forage development,native animal production), live native animal displays and various exhibits were also featured in the celebration.

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Asec.Garzon, BAI Director Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo and Assistant Director Dr. Jocelyn Salvador lead the ribbon cutting of exhibits

 

 

TienDA, a venue for farmers to directly sell their produce to the consumers, was also organized at the BAI Compound and will be available until February 8, 2019. The BAI was established on January 31, 1930 pursuant to Act No. 3639 dividing the Bureau of Agriculture into two distinct entities: the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) and BAI.

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Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages . Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. Thanks to the Declaration, and States' commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid. While its promise is yet to be fully realized, the very fact that it has stood the test of time is testament to the enduring universality of its perennial values of equality, justice and human dignity. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.

#StandUp4HumanRights

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
  • Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day.
  • Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values.
  • Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace.
  • Whenever and wherever humanity's values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk.
  • We need to stand up for our rights and those of others.

Source: www.un.org

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:21

Philippines Hosts the 4th AVEG Meeting

Quezon City, 27 November 2018 – The Philippines through the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Animal Industry hosts the 4th ASEAN Veterinary Epidemiology Group (AVEG) Meeting from November 27 to 29, 2018. The international meeting sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), was attended by veterinary officers from ASEAN Member States including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. A representative from the ASEAN+3 Field Epidemiology Training Network (FETN) and Philippines’ Field Epidemiology Training Program (DOH-FETP) also graced the event.

 The meeting aims update the progress on the implementation of the Regional Strategic Framework for Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development and Networking in ASEAN (Epi Framework) and the link with Strategic Plan of Action (SPA) for the ASEAN Cooperation in Livestock. It also seeks to discuss ways forward for building functional national and regional epidemiology capacities and networks, strengthening collaboration between animal health and human health sector, and the possibility to expand the cooperation with ASEAN+3 countries and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). ### (Dr. Maria Glofezita O. Lagayan)

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Quezon City, November 26, 2018 – Pinakita ni Dr. Niel C. Tanquilut, Propesor ng College of Veterinary Medicine, Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU), kay Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo, OIC Director ng Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and mga materyales sa impormasyon ukol sa biosecurity at kampanya laban sa birdflu na isa sa mga naging produkto ng proyekto ng dalawang ahensiya. Ang mga nasabing materyales ay magagamit sa kampanya laban sa birdflu at magsisilbing gabay sa mga magmamanok kung saan naipaloob ang “Sampung utos ng biosecurity”. May posters, flyers, tshirts, at mga pamaypay na magagamit para sa iba’t ibang aktibidad na naglalayon na mapalaganap ang kaalaman laban sa birdflu at paano ito maiiwasan. Ang pangwakas na ulat ng proyekto ay isinumite na rin ng PSAU sa BAI para sa kumpletong dokumentasyon. ### (Dr. Maria Glofezita O. Lagayan)

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Tinatayang nasa mahigit isang daan at apatnapu na mga manok-panabong mula sa California ang isinalang ng Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) sa carbon dioxide gas chamber. Ito ay matapos ang sampung araw na palugit ng ibinigay ng ahensiya sa importer na ipakita ang mga kailangan at tamang dokumento mula sa United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Sinaksihan nila Assistant Secretary for Livestock Dr. Enrico P. Garzon, Jr., BAI Director Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo, ilang opisyal mula sa Bureau of Customs, (BOC), Commission on Audit (COA), Philippine College of Poultry Practitioners (PCPP), National Veterinary Quarantine officers at media ang isinagawang proper disposal sa mga manok nitong Oktubre 20, 2018 sa cargo area ng International Airport.

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 Pormal na turn-over ng mga nasabat namanok-panabong ng Bureau of Customs sa mga opisyal ng Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Animal Industry sa NAIA (Oktubre 20, 2018).

 

Sa kasalukuyan, ipinagbabawal ang pag-angkat ng mga manok sa California dahil sa napabalitang Newcastle Disease sa naturang lugar. Ito ay isang sakit na mabilis kumalat at nakamamatay sa mga alagang manok. Nananawagan ang BAI sa mga importer ng anumang hayop na siguraduhing mayroon silang legal at kaukulang mga dokumento bago umangkat ng mga hayop sa ibang bansa. Ito ay paraan ng pamahalaan upang matigil ang smuggling, maiwasan ang kumakalat na sakit sa ibang bansa at para maprotektahan ang paghahayupan at supply ng pagkain sa Pilipinas.### (Caroline Ann D. Rodero)

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Maingat na binilang at sinuri ng mga empleyado ng BAI ang mga manok-panabong bago isalang sa disposal process (NAIA, Oktubre 20, 2018). 

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