Zubiri urge Palace to invite Filipino vets, scientists abroad to help combat ASF in PH

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday called on the Palace to invite Filipino scientists and veterinarians abroad to return to the Philippines and help fight African Swine Fever (ASF).

Zubiri stressed that a lot of Filipino experts hold high posts in the World Organization for Animal Health and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Office.

He also said he recognizes the efforts of Agriculture Secretary William Dar, but noted that the government still needs to double manpower, equipment and financial resources to deal with ASF until the whole country is declared ASF-free.