Tinatayang nasa mahigit isang daan at apatnapu na mga manok-panabong mula sa California ang isinalang ng Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) sa carbon dioxide gas chamber. Ito ay matapos ang sampung araw na palugit ng ibinigay ng ahensiya sa importer na ipakita ang mga kailangan at tamang dokumento mula sa United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Sinaksihan nila Assistant Secretary for Livestock Dr. Enrico P. Garzon, Jr., BAI Director Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo, ilang opisyal mula sa Bureau of Customs, (BOC), Commission on Audit (COA), Philippine College of Poultry Practitioners (PCPP), National Veterinary Quarantine officers at media ang isinagawang proper disposal sa mga manok nitong Oktubre 20, 2018 sa cargo area ng International Airport.


 Pormal na turn-over ng mga nasabat namanok-panabong ng Bureau of Customs sa mga opisyal ng Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Animal Industry sa NAIA (Oktubre 20, 2018).


Sa kasalukuyan, ipinagbabawal ang pag-angkat ng mga manok sa California dahil sa napabalitang Newcastle Disease sa naturang lugar. Ito ay isang sakit na mabilis kumalat at nakamamatay sa mga alagang manok. Nananawagan ang BAI sa mga importer ng anumang hayop na siguraduhing mayroon silang legal at kaukulang mga dokumento bago umangkat ng mga hayop sa ibang bansa. Ito ay paraan ng pamahalaan upang matigil ang smuggling, maiwasan ang kumakalat na sakit sa ibang bansa at para maprotektahan ang paghahayupan at supply ng pagkain sa Pilipinas.### (Caroline Ann D. Rodero)


Maingat na binilang at sinuri ng mga empleyado ng BAI ang mga manok-panabong bago isalang sa disposal process (NAIA, Oktubre 20, 2018). 


“Do not limit yourself,” these were the encouraging words from Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo, Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) during the opening program of the Training cum Workshop on Feasibility Study (FS) Development spearheaded by the Livestock Research and Development Division (LRDD) as part of capability building activities for its technical staff.

Considered as the “mother of livestock agencies”, farmers and prospective livestock raisers and investors oftentimes visit the BAI to ask for technical assistance before venturing on livestock and poultry enterprises. Some of the questions they usually ask are the technical and financial feasibility of investing in livestock production. As such, it is of vital importance that BAI technical staff have basic knowledge on the market and financial aspects of raising livestock as source of income.

The training cum workshop was facilitated by Prof. Cecilio Costales, a consultant who is a former member of the academe and with experience on broiler industry. During the activity, technical staff from the LRDD and Farm Operations Group (FOG) were equipped with basic skills on FS development, with focus on production, market and financial aspects. The knowledge gained through the lecture proper were applied as the participants were grouped according to the commodities they were directly involved in. They were then asked to prepare a draft production, market and financial plans for their respective commodities. The commodities include the following 1) beef cattle; 2) goat (meat); 3) native pig; 4) native duck; and 5) slaughterhouse and meat processing complex with biogas provision. Final FS papers will be submitted afterwards to the PHILARM for comments and suggestions.

As the training cum workshop come to fruition, Dr. Rogelio Cuyno, head of the PHILARM encouraged everyone to unleash their full potential and soar high like an eagle.

The Training Workshop on Feasibility Study Development was held on September 18 to 21, 2018 at the Animal Products Development Center (APDC) in Marulas, Valenzuela City, and was participated by a total of 26 (10 male, and 16 female) technical personnel.

By: Aileen F. Casa


“The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is expected to hand down mature technologies (as an output from researches) to the farmers and that expectation is a challenge for us to do research that will create impact and benefits to the farmers.” This was given emphasis by Director Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo in his speech during the 2018 BAI In-House R&D Review held on July 17-19, 2018 at the New Camelot Hotel, Quezon City. The said activity was conducted to ensure that the BAI will continuously produce quality researches. Also, it served as a venue to present, to review and to share R & D findings and experiences among researchers and colleagues in various disciplines.

img1rdir BAI Director Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo delivers his speech during the Opening Program of the event.


The panel of judges were composed of the following: Dr. Ronilo De Castro and Dr. Synan Baguio from Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD); Dr. Amado Angeles and Dr. Elpidio Agbisit, Jr. of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB); Dr. Virginia Venturina from Central Luzon State University (CLSU); Dr. Edna Vida, Dr. Cristina Olo and Dr. Mariedel Autriz of Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development and Extension Consortium (STAARRDEC). For this year’s R&D review, there were 6 completed researches presented, 5 on-going, and 9 research proposals refined and evaluated by the evaluators.



The following researches emerged as winning papers:



Completed Paper (Research Category)

1st Prize – “Establishment and Application of Serum PCR Assay and Comparison of Serum PCV2 Load with Histopathology in Slaughter Pigs” presented by Dr. Tina Legaspi

2nd Prize - “Seed Production of Indigofera sp. as Influenced by Cutting Management and Plant Density” presented by Mr. Albert F. Astillero

3rd Prize - “Level of Dietary Energy for Optimum Production Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Banaba Chicken Raised in Confinement” presented by Ms. Justin R. Caoagdan



Completed Paper (Development category)

1st Prize - “Efficient Utilization of Pekin Duck Under Philippine Condition” presented by Dr. Angel M. Guno

Certificate of recognition and a cash prize of Php 15,000, 10,000 and 7,000 were awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners, respectively.



On-going Paper (Development category)

1st Prize - “Current Status of Apiculture and Detection of Honeybee Diseases and Pests in the Philippines” presented by Mr. Richard Lagrimas

2nd Prize - “Conservation, Improvement and Profitable Utilization of the Philippine Native Pig” presented by Ms. Vea Arellano

3rd Prize - “Acceptability of Rabbit Meat Product Using Naturally Grown Herbs and Spices” presented by Ms. Analene G. Soliven.

Mr. Hernando F. Avilla, Officer-in-Charge of LRDD expressed his thanks to the panel of evaluators, SUCs, 3 sections of LRDD and the secretariat. He was also happy because there were lot of entries for this year.

img2rdir Attendees of the In-House R&D Review.

The In-House R&D Review is an annual event organized by the Livestock Research and Development Division (LRDD). ###



Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol ordered two government veterinarians to represent the Philippines in the three-day emergency meeting in Thailand to tackle the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in mainland Asia. Dr. Ronnie Domingo, OIC Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry, and Dr. Anthony Bucad, Head of BAI Animal Disease Control Section, will join the other participants in coming up with an Asian response to prevent the spread of the disease to new territories.


Dr. Wantanee Kalpravidh, Regional Manager of the FAO Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) in Asia, welcomes the Philippine Delegation headed by Director Ronnie Domingo of the Bureau of Animal Industry. Also in the photo is Dr. Carolyn Benigno, FAO Regional Project Coordinator and Dr. Anthony Bucad, Chief of the Animal Disease Control Unit.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), main organizer of the meeting, invited animal health officials, veterinary epidemiologists, international agencies and laboratory experts to review the disease trend and to develop a coordinated regional response. Countries near China received the invitation. The participating countries include Cambodia, China, Japan, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The workshops which will end on Friday (September 7) should identify the action plans from each country.

China reported last month outbreaks of African Swine Fever in several pig farms. The highly fatal disease poses a serious threat to the swine industry in China and surrounding countries.

Secretary Piñol assured the local stakeholders that the government has taken preventive interventions to prevent the entry of the disease into the Philippines. He has ordered banning of importation of pigs and pig products from ASF-affected countries. ###



Quezon City, Setyembre 6, 2018. - Tinatayang nasa 460 kilo ng karne galing sa China at Japan ang nakumpiska ng Bureau of Animal Industry - National Veterinary Quarantine Services Division (BAI-NVQSD) sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) kahapon, Setyembre 5, 2018, dahil sa paglabag sa Department of Agriculture (DA) Administrative Order No. 18 series of 2000 “Revised Guidelines on the Importation of Agricultural Products”, DA Memorandum Order  No. 23, Series of 2018 “Temporary Ban on the Importation of Domestic and Wild Pigs and their Products Including Pork Meat and Semen Originating from Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and China”, at Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) Memorandum Order No. 6, Series of 2018 “Prohibition of Entry of Domestic and Wild Pigs, its Products and By-Products Including Fresh Meat but not limited to Meat, Animal Effects, Animal Proteins such as Meat and Bone Meal, Blood Meal, etc. originating from China, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine”.

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Matagal na pinapatupad ng DA-BAI-NVQS ang paghihigpit sa pagpasok ng karne na walang kakukulang papeles. Larawan ng inspeksyon at mga nasabat na karne galing China noong 2017. Photos from DA-BAI-NVQS

Ang mga naturang karne ay walang SPS import clearance at health certificate galing sa pinanggalingang bansa, na isang malinaw na paglabag sa mga nasabing Administrative at Memorandum Orders. Bukod pa rito, dahil sa nailathalang pagkalat ng sakit na African Swine Fever (ASF) sa China at iba pang mga bansa, pinagtitibay ng DA-BAI ang paghihigpit sa pagpasok ng baboy, karneng baboy, at iba pang produkto nito.

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Hinihiling ng DA-BAI ang pang-unawa, pakikipagtulungan, at suporta ng publiko na huwag magdadala ng mga karne galing sa China (at sa mga bansang nabanggit) ng walang kaukulang papeles maiwasan ang aksidenteng pagdala ng nahawaang karne papasok ng bansa.

Ang African Swine Fever (ASF) ay isang malubhang sakit ng mga baboy na may mga sintomas ng mataas na lagnat, kawalan ng ganang kumain, pagdurugo sa balat at mga laman-loob, at pagkamatay ng naturang baboy sa pagitan ng dalawa hanggang sampung araw. Ang dami ng namamatay na baboy ay maaaring tumaas hanggang isang daang porsyento (100%). Ang sakit na ito ay nakalista sa World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code at dapat iulat sa OIE sa sandaling unang maobserbahan sa mga alagang baboy. ### (Caroline Ann D. Rodero)



By Aileen F. Casa and Emily Victorio

The Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition is an annual event organized by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) and supported by partner R&D institutions under the Department of Agriculture, state universities and colleges (SUCs), and other people’s organizations, to showcase various agricultural technologies generated through research across the country.

The theme for the 14th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition, “Agripreneurship: Mainstreaming agriculture and fisheries R&D by delivering technology breakthroughs to farmers and fisherfolks”, highlights the importance of technology packaging and transfer in ensuring that products of research do not go to waste but be utilized by its respective stakeholders.

In line with this year’s theme, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) joined this year’s technology forum and product exhibition and featured some of its high-impact researches, some of which were funded by BAR. The featured researches are as follows: 1) Improvement on processing technologies for meat and meat skin on Black Tiaong (BT) strain; 2) Agronomic performance and nutrient composition of Indigofera zollingeriana under different planting distances and cutting intervals; and 3) Characterization of native pigs in selected areas in Luzon.

During the first day of the activity, the BAI showcased its research products through free tasting of meat products from native pig such as sausage, hotdog and tapa. Keychains made from native pig skin leather, as well as indigofera seeds were also distributed to those who visited the booth. To supply them with basic technical know-hows on the aforementioned research products and on livestock raising, flyers and booklets were also provided to interested visitors. On the final day of the exhibition, the BAI held another free tasting activity, this time native pig lechon was served to visitors who flocked the agency’s booth.

The guest speaker during the event was Senator Cynthia A. Villar, current chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food. In her speech, she stressed the importance of strengthening the R&D system in improving the lives of Filipinos by stating that researches should have practical application that would consequently uplift the lives of our Filipino farmers. Moreover, she encouraged those in the government sector to teach our farmers to mechanize as this would lessen agricultural cost in the long run.

The 14th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition was held on August 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018 at the Megamall Megatrade Hall 2 in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.



Visitors try meat products from native pig during the 14th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition




BAI staff prepare native meat products which include sausage, hotdog, and tapa for taste testing


Visitors check IEC materials and other paraphernalia at the BAI brochure



Senator Cynthia A. VIllar gives her speech during the technology forum and product exhibition



In response to the order of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to speed up the government services, the Bureau of Animal Industry developed system to simplify the application of local shipping permit. The agency tagged the process as “PROBILIS”- Programang Bilisan angLigtas na Shipment

Ms. Marites C. Gealone, Head of the Management Information System (MIS), demonstrated the process of online application of local shipping permit to the members of the Accredited Swine Breeders Association of the Philippines (ASBAP) during its regular meeting on August 24, 2018 held at the Conference Room of BAI in Diliman, Quezon City.


Dr. Romulo Parayao, President of ASBAF together with Ms. Marites C. Gealone holds a sample print out of local shipping permit after the online application.

Using this system, the applicants of local shipping permits will be spared from the inconvenience of going to the nearest Animal Quarantine office. Instead, they can apply for their permits online, view the status and have themprinted once approved.

BAI will launch the online service after the pilot testing with stakeholders. ###(Caroline Ann D. Rodero)


Thursday, 26 July 2018 19:21


Press Release Swine Influenza

Friday, 02 February 2018 19:45

1K Dog Vaccinations Project ikinasa na!

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 (Si Assistant Director Simeon S. Amurao Jr. kasama ang mga iba't ibang Quarantine Officers ng Bureau of Animal Industry sa isinagawang launching ng ONE BAI: 1K Dog Vaccinations Project)



Quezon City - Pormal nang inilunsad ng Bureau of Animal Industry ang “ONE BAI: 1K Dog Vaccinations Project” na ginanap kaninang tanghali February 2, 2018 sa Animal Health Training and Information Center.

Layunin ng proyektong ito na i-mobilize ang lahat ng mga beterinaryo ng ahensya sa pakikipagtulungan ng ibat-ibang stakeholders na tumulong sa pagbabakuna ng aso lalo na sa mga lugar na may matataas na kaso ng Rabies. Sa pamamagitan ng proyektong ito, inaasahang mapataas ang dog vaccination coverage ng bansa na syang makakatulong upang makamit ang layuning Rabies-Free Philippines 2020.
Isang libong aso at higit pa ang kailangang mabakunahan ng isang lisensyadong beterinaryo ng BAI sa loob ng walong buwan mula Pebrero hanggang Setyembre sa kasalukuyang taon.

Sinimulan na kanina ang orientation at pamimigay ng rabies vaccines at iba pang paraphernalia sa mga Quarantine Officers na nakatalaga sa sa ibat-ibang rehiyon ng bansa. Pinangunahan ang seremonya ni Assistant Director Simeon S. Amurao, Jr. kasama ang head ng National Veterinary Quarantine Services Division na si Dr. Florence D. Silvano.

Ang proyektong ito ay isa sa mga prayoridad na programa ng Animal Health and Welfare Division at ang kasalukuyang administrasyon sa pamumuno ni Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo, OIC Director. #npc





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