NegOcc permanently bans pork imports from Luzon

first_imgDuring the activity, Lacson led thesigning of the pledge of support to ASF-free Negros Occidental. Some officialsdonned shirts printed with words, “Let’s eat Negros pork”. In his message, Lacson hinted at apossible legal battle the province could face as some groups have expressedintention to legally question the ordinance. To promote its African swine fever-free pork industry, the provincial government of Negros Occidental holds a lechon eating on Nov. 26 at the Provincial Capitol’s Social Hall. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer officially signed Provincial Ordinance 2019-024, otherwise known as The ASF Prevention Ordinance. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL PIO Decena said there might be those whowill “test” the ordinance, but the province is “ready to face them.” Negros Occidental is the number onebackyard hog raiser in the country, and figures showed that the province’scurrent annual production for both backyard and commercial swine is 510,000heads. (With a report from PNA/PN) “This is very crucial, passing thisordinance. We all know that we have to save our hog industry. Through this, wehave strengthened our drive against ASF,” the governor said in his messageduring the program held at Capitol Social Hall. Lacson also declared Negros Occidentalas ASF-free province by virtue of Provincial Board Resolution 1042. Before the ordinance was passed, Lacson,who chairs the Provincial ASF Task Force, issued Executive Order 19-40temporarily banning pork products coming from Luzon for a period of 90 days,beginning Sept. 18. “When in doubt, inspectors can ship backthe pork products, including those mixed in other shipments like chicken andbeef. Across territorial and political boundaries, we will pursue theinspection and confiscation,” Decena said. The launching activity was also attendedby officers and members of Alliance of Hog Raisers Association of NegrosOccidental, personnel of concerned government agencies, and representativesfrom feed manufacturers, among others.center_img Part of the salient features is thecontinuation of the inspection and confiscation of pork products fromASF-affected areas that will be intercepted in ports, including those inBacolod City. BACOLOD City – The province of Negros Occidental has imposed apermanent ban of pork and related products from Luzon and countriesaffected by African swine fever (ASF). Several heads of lechon (roasted pig)and pork-based products such as ham and tocino were prepared to showcase NegrosOccidental as ASF-free. “There’s a possibility of legal battle.Whatever it takes, we will challenge any effort from those who will violate theordinance,” the governor said. On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Eugenio JoseLacson and Vice governor Jeffrey Ferrer signed Provincial Ordinance 2019-024,otherwise known as ”The ASF Prevention Ordinance of Negros Occidental” to keepthe province free from the virus. Penalties range from P1,000 to P5,000,and one-year imprisonment, depending on the gravity of the offense. Dr. Renante Decena, provincialveterinarian and task force co-chair, said the ordinance is scheduled forpublication on Wednesday, after which its provisions will be enforced startingDecember 6. The ban covers live pigs, pork, porkproducts, and by-products from Luzon whether fresh, processed or canned whichcan carry the ASF virus.last_img read more

Aurora man arrested after attempted robbery from drug dealer

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — An Aurora man has been arrested after police say he fired a gun during an attempt to rob a drug dealer.Police say that four people traveled to Lawrenceburg to an abandoned home on the 200 block of East High Street.Matthew Hartoford, 21, was one of four involved in the incident.Police say that Hartford and another male tried to steal 1.5 ounces of marijuana from the dealer, while the driver and a passenger drove to a parking garage nearby and waited.During the attempted robbery, a fight occurred.During the fight, a gun fell out of Hartford’s pants.During a struggle over the gun, it fired and everyone fled the scene.Multiple witnesses reported hearing two gunshots.The 2 ran to the waiting car and left the scene.Lawrenceburg officers stopped the vehicle on US 50 in Greendale.Police found several firearms in the car and on Hartford.Hartford was arrested on charges of Carrying a Handgun without a License, Criminial Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct.last_img read more

Villa drawn against Junior Cup favourites

first_imgThe matches are due to be played on the weekend of March 10th, 11th and 12th. The Thurles club will have home advantage for their tie with Sheriff YC of Dublin.Carrick Utd has also got a home tie – they’ll meet Boyle Celtic from Roscommon in the last eight.In the other quarter-final games Killarney Celtic will meet Limerick side Janesboro FC while Evergreen FC of Kilkenny take on the other Limerick club still in the running to win the tournament, Kilmallock Utd AFC.last_img

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott signs $31.4M franchise tender

first_imgRIVERA: Adams wants trade to Cowboys, putting Jets in impossible situationIf no deal is worked out by then, then they will have to renegotiate next offseason or the quarterback will hit free agency, although the Cowboys could also choose to franchise him again. Dak Prescott signed his $31.4 million franchise tender with the Cowboys for the 2020 season on Monday, the team announced.Prescott, who was tagged back in March, and the Cowboys could still try to work out a multiyear contract extension. The two sides have until July 15 to work out a deal. The 26-year-old Prescott is entering his fifth season in the NFL and is coming off his best year, finishing second in the league with a career-high 4,902 passing yards and fourth in the league with a personal-best 30 touchdown throws.Since being drafted in the fourth round in 2016, Prescott has never missed a game, his 15,778 passing yards rank sixth in the NFL and his 97 touchdown passes are tied with Carson Wentz for ninth.Despite being one of the league’s top passers, the two-time Pro Bowler has made just $4.9 million through his first four seasons in the NFL.last_img read more