Provincial Veterinary Office of Negros Occidental Dr. Renante Decena guaranteed Negrenses that the province is safe from bird flu.
Decena said that though Pampanga where bird flu outbreak is declared is too far from Negros Occidental, they continue to monitor all poultry farms in the province.
Decena added that they are tightly monitoring the entry of livestock or dressed chicken in different parts of the province and there is close coordination in seaports personnel.
Negros is known as one of the biggest poultry farm with huge production of chicken eggs.
Decena also ordered his municipal and city veterinary officers to visit and monitor the poultry farms in their respective areas.
Frank Carbo, Head of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry said it is possible the supply of chicken in the market will be affected and the price hike due to bird flu outbreak in Pampanga.