Santa Maria, Laguna—The Hog Raisers organization, local officials and residents of this town showed through a lechon boodle fight that their pork is free from diseases and safe to eat.
At a gathering at the town covered court last Friday, Sta. Maria Mayor Cindy Carolino joined townsfolk, the Sangguniang Bayan, the Association of Barangay Chairmen, Department of Agriculture representatives and the Municipal Veterinary Office to feast on the traditional roast pig.
Carolino said it was safe to eat pork in Sta. Maria, where they are also controlling pig importation from neighboring provinces.
The town remains observant of the threat of African swine fever not only in Laguna but elsewhere, he assured.
Travelers have no problem bringing the town’s meat products to their place, Carolino assured, as they are also feasted on longganisa, tocino, and hot dog during the gathering.
The mayor echoed his directive for local hog raisers to have their permits and certifications complete, as he thanked his townmates for their cooperation in preventing the ASF virus from entering their town.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.