June 23, 2024

Abra can meet the demand for bagnet (crispy fried pork chunk) and longga-nisa (native sausage) as it has a sufficient supply of pork meat.
Irene Barbon, livestock monitoring officer at the Abra Provincial Veterinary Office, said African swine fever (ASF) prevention protocols continue to be implemented in the pro-vince, resulting in an ample supply of pork.
“Sufficient ang supply natin ng baboy pati na ang bagnet at longanisa para sa consumers, she said.”
Bagnet and longanisa are among the popular products of Abra that are being bought by both residents and visitors to bring home with them.
Barbon said provincial officials have set the ceiling price of pork at P260 per kilo.
She said the province passed an ordinance in 2020 prohi- biting the entry of pig, pork and pork-based products as a precaution against contaminants.
“As of now the entry of products from pork, bawal po talaga (is not allowed) but a proponent can submit an application for exemption which requires that the products are co-vered with certification from a laboratory stating that the goods are ASF-free,” she said.
She said the qua-rantine checkpoint at the main entrance to the province is still active.
“Para sa atin din po ang istriktong pagbabawal dahil kapag kumalat ang sakit tayo rin ang mawawalan kaya sumunod po tayo sa mga ipinatutupad na panuntunan,” Barbon said. – PNA