4 months DA fears African swine fever now spreading; 55 dead hogs retrieved from Marikina River MB
  By Chino Leyco and Jhon Aldrin Casinas  The Department of Agriculture (DA) fears the African swine fever (ASF) has now spread outside Rizal province which was initially affected by the serious viral disease after some hog raisers in Rizal reportedly hid their sick pigs from authorities. (Photo by Tim SLOAN / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN) In a briefing, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said Friday the dead pigs found in Marikina river and in a creek in Quezon City last Thursday may have come from the ASF-affected areas in Rizal. “The problem is at the ground zero, many hog raisers hid their sick pigs, and ... more