Bayambang Mayor Cezar Quiambao said the municipal government has declared a state of calamity in seven barangays affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF).
The Pangasinan politiko the declaration of a state of calamity will enable the municipal government to provide aid to the hog farmers in Bayambang.
“We will give them 50 kilograms of rice in addition to the cash aid from DA,” Quiambao said.
“We will give it to them soon as the inventory is done,” he added.
He also said a state of calamity may also be declared in more barangays.
“There might be more barangays as the 1-7-10 protocol of the Department of Agriculture (DA) is being implemented starting from ground zero,” Quiambao said.