Senator Imee Marcos called on the government to ensure the safety of pork products in the market.
The Ilocos Norte politiko made the remark after Agriculture Secretary William Dar confirmed that African Swine Fever is indeed already in the country.
Marcos urged the Philippine Ports Authority and the Bureau of Customs to strictly monitor the entry of pork products in the country.
She also called on the Department of Trade and Industry and Agriculture to make sure that pork prices remain stable.
“Mahalaga na matiyak na hindi kontaminado ng ASF ang meat products na ihahanda sa pasko ng mga Pinoy,” Marcos said.
“Dapat maging maingat ang mga otoridad sa pagbabantay sa mga alagang baboy at imported pork products bagamat walang direktang epekto sa kalusugan ng tao ang pagkain ng karneng baboy na may ASF virus,” she added.