Bayambang Mayor Cezar Quiambao said the municipal government will provide two cavans of rice for each hog culled due to to the African Swine Fever (ASF).
The Pangasinan politiko said the move is the municipal government’s financial assistance to the affected hog raisers.
This in addition to the promise of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to pay hog raisers for each pig culled.
Quiambao also lamented the effect of ASF in the town’s swine industry.
“The pork supply in the town is severely affected ‘because no one wants to consume pork products now,'” he said.