THE Department of Agriculture asked the Cebu Provincial Government to raise the production of pork and the supply of pigs to address the supply deficit in the country.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar said that when Cebu increases its production level, the excess from the supply can be sold in Manila.
He said that the National Government has to import pork products to address the country’s demand.
In a press conference on June 3, 2021, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said she was considering lifting the ban on local live hog export after pointing out that the supply in Cebu has started to stabilize.
She said that the hog prices kept increasing at least two months ago, prompting the province to stop sending live hogs outside Cebu. She also said that Cebu has enough supply to export live hogs again.