BAI Advisory No. 2022-001 || Paglilinaw tungkol sa mga naka-quarantine na imported rabbits
January 11, 2022
Sa pakikipagpulong ng Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) sa mga rabbit farmer/producers, nilinaw ni OIC-Director Reildrin Morales na nanatiling ligtas ang ating rabbits sa sakit na Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) at walang outbreak na naitala sa mga oras na ito. Ang isyu sa mga napapabalitang mga rabbits na in-import mula ibang bansa na nagkaroon ng "reactions" gamit ang ELISA screening test ay hindi nangangahulugan na may sakit ang mga nasabing rabbit, lalo pa at sa kasalukuyan, ang mga ito ay nananatiling malusog sa quarantine site.
Ang pag interpret sa resulta kaakibat ng pag gamit ng ELISA ay nangangailangan pa ng karagdagang impormasyon mula sa bansang pinanggalingan nito. Nakipag-ugnayan na ang BAI sa mga kinauukulan tungkol sa bagay na ito. Para sa mga nag-aalaga ng mga rabbits, ipagpatuloy natin ang pagpapatupad ng tamang biosecurity protocols sa inyong farm o bakuran upang maiwasan silang madapuan ng anumang sakit.
Agarang ipagbigay alam ang hindi pangkaraniwang pagkamatay o pagkakasakit ng inyong mga rabbits sa inyong pinakamalapit na tanggapan ng agrikultura (DA-Regional Offices) sa inyong mga lugar o tumawag sa BAI Animal Health and Welfare Division (AHWD) hotline: 09951329339 (Globe) o 09208543119 (Smart). ##
BAI, NLP, namahagi ng tulong sa mga LGUs para sa chillers
January 18, 2022
Kaugnay ng Kadiwa Cold Chain Project, nagbahagi ang Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) at National Livestock Program (NLP) ng cheque na pambili ng chillers at freezers sa local government units (LGUs) ng Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija noong ika-14 ng Enero, 2022.
Nakipag-ugnayan ang Department of Agriculture (DA), sa pamamagitan ng NLP, BAI, National Meat Inspection Services at Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service sa iba’t-ibang LGUs upang magbahagi ng chillers sa pampublikong pamilihan at iba pang retail outlets. Sa pamamagitan nito, makasisiguro ang mga mamamayan na ang mga karneng kanilang bibilhin ay ligtas, malinis at abot kaya.
Kabilang sa dumalo sa turnover ay sina DA Undersecretary for Livestock Dr. William C. Medrano, BAI-OIC Director Dr. Reildrin Morales, Cabanatuan City Mayor Myca Elizabeth Vergara at Cabanatuan City Veterinarian Dr. Lorna Rivera. ###
BAI supports the ADDRL-CENTRAD scoping workshop
January 19, 2022
Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) OIC-Director Dr. Reildrin Morales delivered his opening remarks to the first day of the Animal Disease Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory-Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ADDRL-CENTRAD) Scoping Workshop today, January 19, 2021 via Zoom.
Director Morales expressed his appreciation for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and Black and Veatch-Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (CTRIC) on their support on the strengthening of our animal disease diagnostic infrastructure.
“The presence of a capable diagnostic facility is one of the cornerstones of a good disease control program. Particularly in the Philippines where we still have problems with ASF and the continuous threat from other high-impact transboundary animal diseases (TADs) like Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), thus, highlighting the need for an advanced diagnostic facility in the country.”
Director Morales also shared the discussion of BAI and the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) on hosting the proposed site for the co-location of BAI-ADDRL and CENTRAD laboratories. This proposal will fit in a bigger way in the animal disease diagnostic complex envisioned by UPLB.
“I am happy that we are progressing at this stage and I am hoping that this will continue and its fruition will be realized sooner.” The BAI Director added.
The three-day Scoping Workshop will confirm and understand the activities and objectives of each laboratory space, discuss the staffing plan, determine the equipment list and conduct a risk assessment and design, among other activities. ###.
BAI grants help to ARaMP for rabbit industry
January 19, 2022
The Department of Agriculture (DA) turned-over a grant of three million pesos to the Association of Rabbit Meat Producers Inc. (ARaMP) on January 14, 2022 at the Aven’s Nature’s Farm compound in Baliuag, Bulacan.
The grant will help fund ARaMP’s Rabbit Multiplier Breeder Farm Project. This project will support the thriving rabbit industry and help the local rabbit raisers of our country. Furthermore, this milestone is a stepping stone to DA Secretary William Dar’s vision of rabbit as a healthy alternative source of meat that can be readily available in the market.
Present in the turnover were Undersecretary for Livestock Dr. William Medrano, BAI OIC Director Dr. Reildrin Morales, DA Regional Field Officer Livestock Coordinator Ms. Elisa Mallari, ARaMP President Dr. Artemio Veneracion, Jr. and Bulacn City Veterinarian Dr. Voltaire Basinang. ###
Wall-mounted disinfection system, itinayo pasa sa ASF safety measures
January 23, 2022
Nag-turnover ang Department of Agriculture-Region II (DA-RFO 2) sa Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) ng wall-mounted disinfection system sa checkpoint ng Sitio Consuelo, Brgy. Baliling noong ika-21 ng Enero, 2022. Ang disinfection system ay gagamitin upang mas mapaigting ang safety measures laban sa African Swine Fever (ASF).
Nagpahayag din si Sta. Fe Mayor Tidong Benito ng kaniyang suporta upang tuluyan nang mapuksa ang ASF. Agaran nilang hinigpitan ang mga checkpoint simula noong makapasok ang ASF sa Region 2.
Nangako naman si Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Christopher Seraspi na magde-deploy sila ng mga personnel upang tulungang tumao ang mga DA at BAI employees sa checkpoint. ###
BAI supports PCVP in elevating feed industry
February 12, 2022
Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) OIC-Director Dr. Reildrin Morales delivered his inspirational message at the Conferment Ceremony of the Philippine College of Veterinary Feed Practice, Inc. (PCVFP) on February 11, 2022 at the BAI-Veterinary Laboratory Division (BAI-VLD) Conference Room in the BAI Compound, Quezon City
Dr. Morales highlighted the importance of the agricultural sector to our country's economy and the livestock and poultry sectors significant contribution thereat. He described how exponential growth in human population, particularly in developing countries, coupled with urbanization and growing economies results to greater need for protein. This is derived mostly from intensively produced food animals such as poultry and hogs.
“When we produce animals for food, about 60% or more of the total cost is from feeds and nutrition. However, the animal feed industry has a lot of challenges of its own, both technical and regulatory aspect at the local and global level, which impacts both food security and food safety". On this note, Director Morales call on how PCVFP can take an important role as one of the government partners to address these challenges.
Founded in 1998, the PCVFP is a stalwart of food safety and food security through responsible and ethical veterinary feed practice. Among the distinguished veterinarians granted with a Diplomate status were Dr. Sharon Lorene Castro, Dr. Shiela Gatchalian, Dr. Joveth Vicenal and Dr. Noel Lumbo.
Also present in the ceremony are Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) President Dr. Lino Abad, PCVFP President Dr. Edna Zenaida Villacorte, other members of the college and BAI officials and staff.
BAI represents PHL in ASEAN-ACCAHZ
February 16, 2022
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) represented the Philippines in the 18th Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the operationalization of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Coordinating Center for Animal Health and Zoonoses (ACCAHZ) today, February 16, 2022 via BlueJeans Video Conferencing.
The Center is established through an agreement between the ASEAN member states and is envisioned to allow the easier coordination and inter-governmental cooperation between ASEAN countries for zoonotic and transboundary animal diseases (TADs) such as African Swine Fever (ASF).
ASEAN is a group of Southeast Asian countries that promotes economic, political and security cooperation. Its members are the Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. ###
Pork Roadmap Workshop to help on the rebound of pork industry
February 17, 2022
On behalf of Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar, Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) OIC-Director Dr. Reildrin Morales delivered the opening message at the Inception Workshop on the Development of the Philippine Processed Pork Roadmap cum Policy Roundtable Discussion on February 16, 2022 via Zoom.
Director Morales expressed that Secretary Dar would like to extend his congratulations to the organizers of the workshop, noting that this initiative cannot have a better timing as the processed pork industry plays a significant role in the overall economy- providing jobs for thousands of Filipinos, not including the livelihood provided to thousands of unregistered, small hold meat processors, and taking its own share of significant challenges - primarily on sources of pork amidst the global concern on African Swine Fever (ASF).
“For bringing these important issues on the table, we will be able to look at the industry situation, do analysis on the situation, identify gaps and potential threat and potential opportunities, thereat. And from there, develop a roadmap that will put various items, impacting the industry in order of priority, for interventions and support, primarily from the government and from the sector itself. As it is, the development of roadmap for agriculture commodities in the agriculture sector is one of the strategies pursued by the Department in its effort to bring much needed transformation of the agriculture landscape to provide better income to our farmers and fisher folks.”
He added that the DA is looking at the eventual rebound of the swine sector to the pre-ASF inventory as the Department is on full blast on recovering our swine industry from the effect of ASF and repopulate our previously affected areas.
“In the end, we hope that this inception workshop and policy roundtable discussion would deliver much needed recommendation for policy reconsideration, workable strategies and programs for the sector than can be sustained for the identified timespan of this roadmap.” The BAI Director concluded.
The workshop and discussion aims to develop a national roadmap for the Philippine processed pork industry. The said roadmap shall incorporate the role of smallholder agriculture in upgrading and scaling up the value chain. This was organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) through Philippine Institute For Development Studies (PIDS) Senior Research Fellow and Lead Technical Consultant Dr. Roelhano M. Briones.
Attendees included DA National Livestock Program (NLP) Director Dr. Ruth Miclat-Sonaco, SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Research and Thought Leadership Department (RTLD) Program Head Dr. Pedcris M. Orencio, SEARCA RTLD Program Specialist Ms. Bernice Anne D. De Torres, Roadmap Development Team (RDT) Team Leader and Agribusiness Value Chain Expert Professor Jewel Joanna Cabardo, RDT Industry Expert/Private Sector Representative Ms. Leilani Briosos-McDonough, University of the Philippine-Los Baños (UPLB) Assistant Professor Cenon Eloca, Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration (ASEAN-ATMI) Pangasinan State University (PSU) Coordinator Professor Paul Joseph Ramirez, ASEAN-ATMI Lead Technical Consultant of the National Road Mapping Exercise Dr. Roehlano M. Briones, participants from other government agencies and key players in the processed pork-based products value chain. ###