EXCERPTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF SAN ESTEBAN, ILOCOS SUR HELD AT THE SB SESSION HALL ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 AT 9:00 AM
SBM ARIEL L. SANTOS
SBM HELEN A. ELECCION
LnB PRES. BEVERLY S. ELAYDO
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 2020-112
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE TRANSPORT OF PIGS/HOGS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF AFRICAN SWEINR FEVER (ASF) IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN ESTEBAN, ILOCOS SUR AND IMPOSING PENALTIES THEREOF
BE IT ENACTED by the Sangguniang Bayan Members of the Municipality of San Esteban, Ilocos Sur in their Regular Session assembled, that:
SECTION 1. TITLE. This Ordinance shall be known as “African Swine Fever (ASF) Prevention Ordinance of San Esteban, Ilocos Sur.”
SECTION 2. SCOPE. This Ordinance shall apply to all live pigs, boar semen, pork and pork products including but not limited to can goods and food items containing pork whether cooked, originating from, manufactured and or processed in Luzon and in countries affected with African Swine Fever and in areas as may be declared by the Department of Agriculture and World Health Organization for Animal Health.
SECTION 3. Definition of Terms. The following terms used in this ordinance shall be defined as:
a. African Swine Fever (ASF) – has defined by the World Health Organization for Animal Health is a highly contagious hemorrhagic vital disease of domestic and wild pigs, caused by a large DNA virus.
b. Boar Semen – the seminal or organic fluid that is secreted and containing spermatozoa used for artificial insemination in pigs, whether fresh, preserved, extended or frozen.
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a. Live Pigs – include piglets, grower, fattener, sow, boar, gilt used either for slaughter or breeding.
b. Pork – the meat of pig that is used for food, either whole carcass, fabricated or in the form of retail or choice cuts, whether fresh, refrigerated or frozen.
c. Pork Products – products derived and or process from pork, whether coked or uncooked, that includes bacon, sausages, tocino, hotdogs, corned pork, ham and the like. It also includes marinated or ready-to-cook meat, canned pork and pork based sauces intended for human consumption.
SECTION 4. REGULATED ACTS. The following precautionary measures shall be strictly observed:
- Animals coming from other municipalities (not covered by the ban) to be slaughtered at the Municipality should not be allowed if there is no valid Veterinary Health Certificate signed by authorized personnel;
- Animals for slaughter from the Municipality will be required to have a certification from the point of origin signed by concerned barangay officials before the issuance of Veterinary Health Certificate, and
- All other measures as may be declared by the Municipal Task Force on African Swine Fever (ASF) of the Municipality of San Esteban.
SECTION 5. PROHIBITED ACTS. The carrying, transport, shipment, distribution, storing, trading, marketing and sale of live pigs, bore semen, pork and pork products including but not limited to canned goods and food items containing pork originating from, manufactured and/or processed in Luzon and in countries affected with African Swine Fever and in areas as maybe declared by the Municipal Task Force on African Swine Fever (ASF) of the Municipality of San Esteban are hereby prohibited in its territorial jurisdiction under this Ordinance.
SECTION 6. SHIP BACK / CONFISCATION OF DOUBTFUL PROHIBITED ITEMS. In case of doubt on the subject item/s inspected, as to its content, or origin and/or validity of the documents presented the veterinary inspector is authorized to have the said items shipped back by the owner/shipper at his expense. Otherwise, the same shall be seized and/or subject to confiscation by the implementing agency, instrumentality or office authorized in this Ordinance.
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SECTION 7. DISPOSAL OF SIEZED/CONFISCATED ITEMS. All seized/confiscated items shall immediately thereafter be disposed by incineration or burying in accordance with R.A. 9003, otherwise known as the “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000” and P.D. 856 otherwise known as the “Code on Sanitation of the Philippines” and other pertinent laws, rules and regulations and issuance. The items confiscated shall be disposed of in landfill or in area/s identified by the respective local government unit.
SECTION 8. IMPLEMENTING DEPARTMENT AND AGENCIES. The Livestock Inspector, Municipal Health Office (MHO), Municipal Agriculture Office and San Esteban PNP and barangay officials are hereby authorized to implement this Ordinance.
SECTION 9. PENALTIES. Any person found violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be penalized of administrative fine in the amount prescribed as follows;
a. 1st offense – a fine of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) confiscation of meat products
b. 2nd offense – a fine of Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000.00) confiscation of meat products
c. 3rd offense fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2,500.00), confiscation of meat products
SECTION 10. REPEALING CLAUSE. All existing ordinances, Municipal Executive Orders or provisions thereof inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 11. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. If for any reason, any provision, section or portion of this ordinance is declared unconstitutional or invalid, the other sections or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.
SECTION 12. EFFECTIVITY. This Municipal Ordinance No. 2020-12 shall take effect upon its approval by the Honorable Members of the Provincial Board of Ilocos Sur.
The effectivity and enforcement of this Ordinance shall remain until such cases of ASF infection referred to above shall have been eradicated.
ENACTED, this 28th day of September 2020 at San Esteban, Ilocos Sur.