PCC forges partnership on buffalo research with UVAS in Pakistan

Joint research and development works for buffalo improvement and other disciplines are the major undertakings agreed upon recently by the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) based in Syed Abdual Qadir Jillani road, Lahore, Pakistan and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC). PCC executive director Dr. Libertado Cruz and UVAS chancellor Dr. Muhammad Nawaz signed […]


Advances in animal biotechnology taken up in PCC-sponsored international seminar.

Many Asian countries have harnessed biotechnology in their desire to hasten development in their livestock industries. This, essentially, was the major concern taken up during the “International Seminar on Advances in Biotechnology Applicable to Animal Research and Industry” held at the Imperial Palace Suites in Quezon City last November 9. The seminar was sponsored and […]


PCC ties up with Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control

The Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control based in Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan and the Philippine Carabao Center recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to mutually pursue academic, educational and research cooperation associated with public health microbiology, emerging and re-emerging diseases, zoonoses and other related areas in health sciences. The MOU was signed by […]


Gov’t pursues clean health certification

The Philippines is poised to be declared as foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)-free this year by an international body. This anticipated international recognition is seen to advance the global competitiveness of the country in trade and animal health terms. Documents to support this proposition have been submitted in January last year to the World Organization for Animal […]


The Lahore Resolution: A call for Asian governments to give priority on buffalo development

Livestock research and development scientists across the world called on governments in the Asian region to give livestock development, specifically on water buffalo, high priority in their national development agenda. This call was voiced out in the 2009 Lahore Resolution, which was drafted during the 6th Asian Buffalo Congress (ABC) held last October 27-30, 2009 […]


2,000 Riverine-type Murrah Buffaloes from Brazil

2,000 Riverine-type Murrah Buffaloes from Brazil A total of 2,000 Murrah buffaloes from Brazil, which was imported by the Philippine government, arrived last January. With the infusion of these breed of buffaloes in the country, more smallhold farmers will gain additional income and more farming families will be benefited with greater access to better nutrition.


PCC vet is ‘Most Outstanding Veterinarian in Government Service’

Dr. Claro N. Mingala, PCC’s R&D coordinator and animal health expert, was awarded recently the “Most Oustanding Veterinarian in Government Service” by the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA). The award was given during the 77th PVMA Annual Convention and Scientific Conference held last February 18 at the Villa Caceres Hotel in Naga City. Dr. Mingala […]