The task force quarantine team onThursday and Wednesday sent back to Manila hundreds of kilograms of porkproducts that arrived at the Bacolod-Silay Airport and Bredco Port here. Last Saturday, the task force alsoseized at least 27 kg of pork “asado” siopao from Luzon that arrived at theairport. The 34 packs of siopao were burned immediately.(With a report from PNA/PN) The inspections were conducted by theProvincial Veterinary Office (PVO) District Field Unit III underofficer-in-charge Dr. Modesto Joseph Cañonero III. Ma Ling is one of the nine brandslisted on the Food and Drug Administration Order 2019-046, which directs allimporters, distributors, retail outlets and other dealers to immediately recallall pork meat products imported from countries suspected to be affected by theASF virus. NEGOCC PROVINCIAL ASF TASK FORCEPersonnel of the Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force seize at least 14 cans of luncheon meat at a grocery store in Murcia, Negros Occidental on Friday. Last Aug. 22, the task force chairedby Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson seized several cans of Ma Ling during aninspection at a supermarket in Bacolod City. Task force personnel and the Murcia municipalagriculture office on Friday confiscated 14 cans of banned pork products,mostly Chinese-made Ma Ling luncheon meat from a grocery store, following theconfiscation of 21 cans of the same product during an inspection at the publicmarket in Silay City on Tuesday. To ensure the safety of the P6-billionswine industry of Negros Occidental, including backyard swine producers, theprovincial government implemented a 90-day ban on pork products fromLuzon. The ban covers live pigs, pork, porkproducts and by-products from Luzon whether fresh, processed or canned whichcan carry the ASF virus. BACOLOD City – As the ProvincialAfrican Swine Fever (ASF) Task Force here intensified its campaign, moreimported canned pork products were seized in Negros Occidental in a series ofinspections conducted this week.
… Jada Mohan fails to take Marian Academy over President’s CollegeYANNICK Tappin, the Mackenzie High School (MHS) point guard, was a ‘man amongst boys’, as he poured in a tournament-high 44 points, to lead his team to a 91-76 points victory over the Linden Technical Institute (LTI).As a result his team won this year’s Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Titan Bowl, which wrapped up on Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.In the Girls’ final, despite a game-high 19 points by basketball protégé Jada Mohan, Marian Academy lost 23-24 to President’s College (PC) in an entertaining encounter.Meanwhile, Tappin, after showing off his skills and the reason he’s probably one of the top High School ‘ballers’ in Guyana, the eventual Most Valuable Player (MVP) awardee saved his best performance for last, unleashing an all-round performance unlike any other in the tournament this year.Tournament MVP Yannick Tappin goes hard to basket during his sensational 44-point performance in the final of the YBG Titan Bowl against LTI.He dished out six assists, picking up eight steals and grabbing six rebounds to go along with his 44 points.The Linden Technical Institute had no answer for Tappin, who was supported by Kevlon Cadogan (14 points, seven rebounds) and Leon Benjamin (13 points, 11 rebounds).Jamal Gilkes had a huge game on both ends of the floor for LTI, scoring 18 points and hauling in 15 rebounds. He had the support of Dillon Pellew (14 points, 10 rebounds) and George Yearwood (13 points).In the female final, Mohan, known as the best female player in Guyana, did all she could but her great performance was not good enough to stop Marian Academy from falling to President’s College (23-24).Mohan, along with her 19 points, had six steals and seven rebounds, but it was PC’s Roschelle Campbell’s six points, 15 rebounds and three steals that made the difference.Annalisa Barclay also turned in a good performance for ‘PC’ netting seven points, and grabbing five rebounds.This year’s ‘Titan Bowl’ was the seventh edition of the YBG showpiece, which marks the end of their school’s basketball season.