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Philippines bans poultry imports from 3 countries over bird flu

The Department of Agriculture has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and its products from three countries following an outbreak of an avian virus......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 14th, 2021

Philippines temporarily bans Australian poultry imports amid bird flu

The Department of Agriculture has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their byproducts from Australia, following an outbreak of avian virus in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

DA bans bird, poultry imports from Netherlands

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has temporarily banned the importation of domestic and wild birds and its products from Netherlands.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2016

DA bans Japan, UK poultry imports

The Department of Agriculture has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and poultry products from Japan and the United Kingdom following an outbreak of a strain of avian influenza in the two countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Gov t must extend travel ban on countries with cases of new COVID-19 variant — OCTA

The Philippines imposed travel ban on foreign travelers coming from 33 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and China. The travel bans will last only until Friday, January 15......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Agriculture lifts temporary ban on poultry imports from Brazil after rules compliance

The Department of Agriculture said Wednesday it lifted the temporary ban on imported poultry products from Brazil after documents provided by the Brazilian government provided sufficient evidence needed to resume exports to the Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

DA lifts ban on poultry imports from Hungary

The Department of Agriculture has lifted the temporary ban on poultry imports from Hungary after being cleared from bird flu......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

PH not benefiting Taiwan’s southbound policy – Yujuico

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the largest business organization in the country, has urged Taiwan to invest more in the Philippines, stressing the country has not benefitted from its “New Southbound Policy”. PCCI President Benedicto V. Yujuico raised this during a recent meeting with Taiwan Ambassador Michael Peiyung Hsu. Yujuico noted that only 3 percent of Taiwan’s outbound investments have been directed to the Philippines as Taiwanese investors prefer locating in Vietnam and Indonesia. Aside from investments, Yujuico also called Taiwan’s attention on the balance of trade between the two countries, which is heavily tilting in favor of Taiwan. As such, the PCCI leader has urged the ambassador to improve the balance of trade between the Philippines and Taiwan. In 2019, Philippines imports from Taiwan reached $4.7 billion while exports were valued at less than half of imports or $2.2 billion only.  Philippine exports to Taiwan consist mainly of semiconductor and electronic products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment and other manufactures. He urged Taiwan to reconsider and allow the entry of Philippine fresh fruits, initially young coconuts and mangoes. “We had the good opportunity to talk to Ambassador Hsu where we elevated our concerns on the current ban of our fruit exports to Taiwan because of sanitary and phytosanitary standards,” Yujuico said. The Philippines exported young coconuts and mangoes to Taiwan 40 years ago.  These were banned after some time because of the kadang-kadang infestation on young coconuts and fruit flies on mangoes.  However, Roberto Amores, Director for Agriculture of PCCI said, “The necessary measures have been addressed by the Philippine government – kadang-kadang infestation is now confined in a few regions.  Young coconuts produced in kadang-kadang free regions are in fact now exported to Japan, South Korea and China, among others.” Earlier this year, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), citing information from Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) Council of Agriculture of Taiwan, wrote PCCI that the ban on Philippine young coconuts and fresh mangoes was apparently due to the failure of Philippine government to submit the pest risk analysis (PRA) results on these two commodities since 2010. The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Bureau of Plant Industries (BPI) however claimed it had communicated through the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) the status of mangoes as an export commodity to Taiwan and requested for additional information for the PRA on coconut.   Yujuico and Amores said PCCI will continue to pursue this matter with the BPI and MECO to be more proactive in responding to the requirements of the BAPHIQ. Meanwhile, Yujuico welcomed the offer by the Taiwan government for modern technology exchanges for the agriculture sector and scholarship grants for undergraduate and graduate courses......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

PH bans Aussie poultry products on bird flu outbreak

The Department of Agriculture said it banned the entry of poultry products from Australia following reports of an outbreak of H7N7 highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, in Lethbridge, Victoria......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Philippines culls nearly 39,000 chicken to contain bird flu outbreak

MANILA, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines has culled 38,701 chickens after detecting highly-pathogenic avian influenza strain in a poultry farm in a town north of Manila, the Department of Agricu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

By the Numbers: Available data support Baldwin s unfiltered takes

Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin sure caused a stir the other week when he made his comments regarding the PBA. Commenting on the league's format, among other things, Baldwin drew the ire of the PBA, leading to a three-game suspension and a P75,000 fine. [Related: PBA: Baldwin fined P75k and suspended for three games] But what did coach Tab really said that caused all this trouble? The two topics that were seen as most sensitive were Baldwin's take on the PBA having only one-import tournaments and coaches having "tactical immaturity" for which Coach Tab said is not entirely the fault of PBA mentors. Here's coach Tab's comment on the PBA imports: "As an industry here, we have one major flaw in the basketball landscape of the Philippines and it's a regulatory flaw and that is that in the PBA, we have three conferences, two of those are single-import conferences. This is a big mistake. We should never have a single import playing on a team. Further, we should never have a single import that is given all the latitude that the imports are given here by the referees... So in other words, to put it in layman's terms, a foul for a local player isn't a foul on an import, and the foul on an import, that same foul on a local player isn't a foul. So our local players are competitively disadvantaged in their ability to compete against the import players, and this is not the case in other countries." As for Baldwin's comments regarding the PBA coaches' "tactical immaturity," here's Coach Tab's full quote: "You ask yourself why one PBA coach after another, when they start their games, they don't match up the imports against one another? Why is that? Well, it's tactically smart, tactically sound because they can afford the fouls, because they know that the imports produce so much offense for their teams. But that's not so bad as in fact, and this gets back to my original point, gets back to the fact that if you're a PBA coach and you don't tactically run your systems through the import, you're pretty stupid because they are given all of the advantages. The PBA coaches are a smart lot, they're good basketball coaches, but they could be much better if they were forced to coach much more. I think then they would show their real talents.  But I think that because of the way our imports are treated here, it's not sound thinking for a coach to not exploit what is obvious to every PBA coach, and that is to run your offensive systems through your import. I think that system it creates a false landscape for our basketball coaches and our basketball players. And I think it needs to be changed sooner rather than later." Since Baldwin's comments, his takes have become trending topics on the local hoops scene. But does Coach Tab really have a point? An independent researcher crunched available data from the PBA's previous season and some findings actually support Baldwin's claims. Here's a By the Numbers take on what was found with some good old-fashioned calculating.   9.34 Free throw attempts for imports per 48 minutes. For comparison, local players only get an average of 3.83 free throw attempts per 48 minutes, a significant decrease. This supports Baldwin's observation that imports generate most of the offense. As supporting data, imports get an average of 28.46 free throw attempts per 100 possessions, as opposed to local players generating only 18.56 free thows.   3.41 Fouls called on imports per 48 minutes. As for local players, they are called for an average of 4.71 fouls per 48 minutes, supporting Coach Tab's claim that, "a foul for a local player isn't a foul on an import, and the foul on an import, that same foul on a local player isn't a foul. So our local players are competitively disadvantaged in their ability to compete against the import players."   14.23 percent Free throw trips per scoring possession for imports. Local players get to the line only 9.28 percent of the time per scoring possessions. Simply said, imports just get to the line more, which means more free throw attempts and more chances to score.   23.82 Field goal attempts for imports per 48 minutes. Local players only average 15.9 field goal attempts per 48 minutes. Again, this is in favor of Baldwin's statements that PBA coaches are a "smart lot" for running their offense through the import. It's simply the obvious choice as it generates the most chances of scoring.   — Baldwin's unfiltered takes were no doubt controversial and it appears that the issue with the PBA has been resolved for the most part. Nevertheless, key numbers prove that Coach Tab was on to something when he said what he said.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2020

Unfiltered Baldwin goes in on the PBA s 'big mistake' regarding format

Ateneo head coach and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin didn't hold back when he assessed the current landscape of basketball in the Philippines. Baldwin, the one-time Gilas coach who had the national team one win away from the Olympics, says that there is one glaring flaw with the way we do things here, particularly in the PBA. Coach Tab says that the PBA having only single-import conferences is a "big mistake." "We have one major flaw in the basketball landscape of the Philippines. It's a regulatory flaw and that is that in the PBA, we have three conferences with two of those are single-import conferences," Baldwin said. Coach Tab made the sizzling hot take on Coaches Unfiltered podcast. "This is a big mistake. We should never have a single import playing on a team," Baldwin added. The Ateneo mentor, who also serves as an assistant coach for the TNT KaTropa, says that imports here are given advantages by the league by way of officiating, which isn't the case for the very same imports should they play in other leagues. That inherently puts local players at a disadvantage. "So in other words, put it in layman's terms, a foul for a PBA player for a local player isn't a foul on an import, and the foul of an import, that same foul on a local player isn't a foul," Baldwin said. "So our local players are competitively disadvantaged in their ability to compete against the import players, and this is not the case in other countries," he added. Baldwin also went in on the PBA coaches, saying they're smart and doing the right thing by running their systems through the imports. However, Baldwin also said that PBA coaches can be way better if the import advantages are taken away and they're all forced to do more than just rely on one guy. "If you're a PBA coach, and you don't tactically run your systems through the import, you're pretty stupid because they are given all of the advantages. So the PBA coaches are smart lot. They're good basketball coaches," Baldwin said. "But they could be much better if they were forced to coach much more, I believe, I think then they would show their real talents. But I think that because of the way our imports are treated here, it's not sound thinking for a coach to not exploit what is obvious to every PBA coach, and that is to run your offensive systems through your import," he added. In the East Asian region, the PBA is the only major league that plays single-import tournaments. The CBA in China and the KBL in South Korea allows up to two imports per team. In the case of the CBA, teams can also employ Asian imports. The Japanese B.League allows up to three foreign players, not counting naturalized players that are considered as locals. For its 10th season, the ABL increased its import limit from two to three. The PBA likewise allowed up to two imports before, but has employed a single-import policy for a good two decades now. The 2016 Governors' Cup was the last conference when the PBA allowed teams to have two imports, with one having to be an Asian import. Not all 12 teams took the chance to employ one. Before that, the 2008 Fiesta Conference allowed the two lowest-ranked teams, then Welcoat and Coca-Cola, to have two imports but the second one had a height limit of 6'1". "I think that system it creates a false landscape for our basketball coaches and our basketball players," Baldwin said. "And I think it needs to be changed sooner rather than later," he added. Baldwin's comments on the podcast quickly drew the attention of the PBA, with Spin.ph chief Dodo Catacutan first reporting that PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial will issue a fine for Coach Tab for "statements detrimental to the league." A suspension for coach Tab is also being considered for his comments.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

PH to Benefit From US-China Trade Tension: Diokno

The US-China trade war is seen to have a limited impact on the Philippine economy and is even considered to benefit the domestic economy in the long run. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said bilateral trade with both countries accounts for over 25 percent of Philippines’ total exports and imports since last […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

ONE Championship s return to Manila, all events in May postponed indefinitely

It looks like ONE Championship won't be returning to Manila this coming May.  As the world continues to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, community quarantines, lockdowns, and travel bans have been imposed on multiple countries across the globe, including Singapore and the Philippines.  As such, ONE Championship has decided to postpone all their scheduled events in May, as announced by ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.  ONE Championship was scheduled to return to Philippine shores on May 29th, which would have featured the return of Brandon Vera for a world title defense against contender Arjan Bhullar.  "All May events for ONE Championship will be postponed until further notice due to the recent COVID-19 developments (border closings and lockdowns) across most countries in Asia," Sityodtong wrote. Our highest priority remains the safety and health of our athletes, officials, staff, fans, and the public during these challenging times. My team and I are working around the clock on multiple options to bring back our events as soon as safely possible. Stay tuned for news!" This comes just weeks after ONE initially announced the postponement of their scheduled closed-door events in Singapore starting April due to the country's "Circuit Breaker" partial lockdown, an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the country.  ONE Championship had planned to continue to hold closed-door events in April and May in Singapore.  The number of COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the country however, prompting the government to extend the lockdown from May 4th up to early June.  In the Philippines, while trends point to the a 'flattening of the curve' so to speak, the Enhanced Community Quarantine imposed on Luzon has been extended at least until May 15th.  If the government deems it okay to lift the ECQ by then, it's still highly unlikely that sporting events resume just 14 days later. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2020

Bird flu hits Nueva Ecija

The Philippines will once again deal with bird flu after a quail farm in Nueva Ecija tested positive for the same poultry disease that hit the country three years ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2020

Eat, Bulaga! bans live audience over COVID-19

Followers of the GMA-7 noontime show Eat, Bulaga! were pleasantly surprised yesterday to watch it without the usual jampacked audience, perhaps the first time a “live” show aired from an empty studio. The drastic move was necessary due to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak that has so far affected nearly 100 countries, including the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Capitol Vet: Strict surveillance of migratory birds, poultry amid avian flu outbreak in China

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Veterinary Office is now on heightened monitoring and surveillance against the entry of the H5N1 bird flu that has reportedly plagued the poultry industry of Hunan province in China. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that amid the report of another bird flu outbreak, the national government would be the […] The post Capitol Vet: Strict surveillance of migratory birds, poultry amid avian flu outbreak in China appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

Pilipinas, ipinagbawal ang pagpasok ng poultry products mula Poland dahil sa bird flu

Manila, Philippines – Pansamantalang ipinagbawal ng Pilipinas ang pagpasok ng wild birds at iba pang poultry products mula Poland, na nagkumpirmang may kaso ng highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8. Sa ilalim ng Memorandum Order 05, Series of 2020, ipinagbawal ng bansa ang importasyon ng domestic at wild birds, maging ang kanilang mga produkto. Pinirmahan […] The post Pilipinas, ipinagbawal ang pagpasok ng poultry products mula Poland dahil sa bird flu appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

No need to panic

The Philippines is one of the many countries most vulnerable to any tension in the Middle East region. It heavily depends on oil imports from the region and large remittances from Filipinos working in that part of the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

African swine fever: Cebu bans live hog imports from Luzon

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia ordered a complete ban on live hog imports from Luzon after it was confirmed that African swine fever (ASF) was present in 7 areas in Rizal and Bulacan. "Were only banning live hogs from Luzon, because we have to consider that there might be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

Philippines bans marine survey ships from other countries: Locsin

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Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019