Swine fever monitoring at airport and seaports
The provincial government of Cebu has ordered the monitoring of all seaports and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to prevent the entry of raw and processed meat products infected with the African swine fever. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia directed the Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force (PASFTF) to strictly monitor all ports of entry to protect the swine industry of the province. She also called for the creation of a task force to deal with the issue. The governor also said the issue should be addressed and concrete action should be taken to protect the hog industry of the city. Collaboration among different agencies was also necessary to protect Cebu, which is the biggest pork-producing province in Central Visayas .
Hong Kong flights back to normal
Two days after the cancellation of flights to Hong Kong, the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) management announced the resumption of regular flights to one of the busiest airports in the world. While normal schedules have resumed, officials said there may be some delays due to continuing protests at the Hong Kong International Airport. Officials encouraged travelers to coordinate with their airlines for additional flight information. Flights to Hong Kong were initially canceled after the departure area of the Hong Kong International Airport was blocked by protestors on August 12 .
Farm Tourism Conference set in Cebu
Cebu City will play host to the 6th Philippine Farm Tourism Conference from November 6 to 8. Organized by the International School on Sustainable Tourism (ISST), the conference aims to increase interest in agritourism as an activity in achieving food security. ISST President Mina Gabor said the conference will also make the Philippines the ecotourism and agritourism leader in Southeast Asia. Experts will discuss farm tourism and edible landscaping success stories. The conference will also look for ways of making farming attractive to the youth. Aside from the ISST, the conference is also presented by the Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, Cebu provincial government, and the Cebu City government .
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