[Latest News][6]

2016
Achievers
Advisory
Agriculture
Albay
Albay News
Announcements
Banner
Bicol
Bicol Express
bicol local news
bicol local newspaper
Bicol News
bicol news latest
Bicol Songs
Bicol Vigilantes
Bicolana beauties
Bicolano achievers
Bikol news
Binibining Pilipinas
Business
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Caramoan Massacre
Case in Point
Catanduanes
Celebrations
Church
Column
Community
Contributions
Culture
Daet
Daraga
Development
Disaster
Documents
Drugs
Economy
Editorial
Education
Entertainment
Environment
Events
Feature
Features
Filipino News
Food
Food Trip
Government
Headlines
Health
Human Interest
Infographics
Infrastructure
Iriga
Iriga City
Isipon Osipon
Jobs
Jokes
Kantang suanoy
Legazpi
Legazpi City
Letters
Libmanan
Lifestyle
Ligao City
Live
Masbate
masbate city
mayon
MayonPH
Media
Mining
Modelo Bikolano
Nabua
Naga
Naga City
Nagueno
Nation
National
News
News Bullets
OFW
Opinion
Oragon
Orgullo
Palarong Bicol 2014
Palarong Bicol 2015
Penafrancia
Penafrancia 2014
Photos
Places
PNR
Police
Police Report
Politics
Polls
Power
Power Watch
Rawitdawit
Region
Science
Sorosgon
Sorsogon
Sorsogon City
Sorsoson
Special
Sports
Tabaco City
Tigsik
Tips
Tourism
Trending
Trivia
Videos
virac
Weather
Weekly Roundup
Who reads Bicol Standard
Willy Bayola
World
Youth

Only 72 of 19,831 animals evacuated, says Albay vet office

Field personnel of the Provincial Veterinary Services Office of Albay are supposed to evacuate 19,931 livestock and pets in areas within the six-kilometer-radius permanent danger zone of the Mayon Volcano.

Since Friday, however, they have evacuated only 56 heads of cattle and six carabaos from the villages of Miisi and Salvacion of Daraga town and the villages of Anoling and Cabangan in Camalig.

Dr. Antonio Basanta, officer-in-charge provincial veterinarian, on Wednesday said most farmer-owners are resistant to their planned evacuation of their animals so they have stopped temporarily their operation since Tuesday.

"We always encounter farmers who refuse to evacuate their animals. We are now coordinating with local government units to convince farmers on the importance of animal evacuation," Basanta said.

The livestock population affected includes carabao, 2,588; cattle, 2,301; swine, 7,971; goat/sheep, 438; and dogs, 6,633.

These are in the municipalities of Daraga, Malilipot, Sto. Domingo, Guinobatan and Camalig and the cities of Ligao, Tabaco and Legazpi.

Most of the livestock are in the municipality of Guinobatan, which are projected to reach a total of 1,574 animals based on the data.

Basanta identified the animal shelters in affected municipalities and cities as located in: San Andres in Sto. Domingo; Philippine Coconut Authority area and Development Bank of the Philippines property at Barangay Banao in Guinobatan; Department of Agriculture-Albay Breeding Center in Cabangan, Camalig; Amtic area in Ligao; Barangays Malabog and Lacag in Daraga; Taysan in Legazpi City; San Vicente in Tabaco City; Paraputo in Malinao town; and San Isidro Ilawod in Malilipot town.

He said they have prioritized the working animals because most of these are situated within 4-kilometer radius of the volcano where grasses are believed to be more productive which serves as healthy food for the animals.

The provincial veterinarian admitted that they had been using only one animal transport vehicle since Friday, reason why they could not fast track the operation.

"We are given 4-6 days, but It's impossible to finish our target because of the long distance to reach these areas. We have to walk through mountains and these animals would also walk more than one kilometer to reach the location of our vehicle," he said.

Last week, Governor Joey Salceda also ordered the evacuation for livestock and pets after ensuring the safety of 11,255 families or 51,965 people living within the 6-kilometer-radius permanent danger zone who were evacuated in different schools in Albay. (PNA)

Bicol news | Albay news | Camarines Norte news | Camarines Sur news | Catanduanes news | Daet news | Iriga City news | Ligao City news | Masbate news |Masbate City news | Naga City news | Sorsogon news | Sorsogon City news | Tabaco City news | Virac news | Bicol Standard on Facebook | Bicol Standard on Youtube | Bicol Standard on Instagram | Bicol Standard on Google+ | Bicol Standard on Pinterest | Latest news in Bicol region | Bikol news | Bicol newspaper | 

Bicol Standard

Bicol news

Start typing and press Enter to search