ASF hits Bataan, farmers get aid

A SIDE from the highly-infectious coronavirus disease, Bataan also got hit by another virus strain --- this time affecting the farm livestock.

But unlike the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which is required to undergo multiple layers of bureaucratic process before it could release aid, Bataan Provincial government was too quick to respond as Governor Abet S. Garcia immediately ordered the release of assistance to farmers who lost their livelihood in view of the African Swine Flu.

A day after the governor issued the directive, the Bataan Provincial Veterinary Office farmed out 50 breeding cows to affected farmers from the localities of Orani, Mariveles, Samal and Abucay.