Former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo wants the Agriculture Department to investigate the source of the Bird Flu in San Luis, Pampanga.

In a statement, Arroyo said her office is closely monitoring the issue involving the bird flu virus in some barangays in San Luis, Pampanga. “While the outbreak does not affect my district, I have been closely coordinating with local chief executives in my district who have poultry farms in their areas to implement precautionary measures to ensure that their livestock remain free of the virus.”

Arroyo added that the provincial government of Pampanga has been in close cooperation with the Department of Agriculture to contain the spread of the virus. “The Pampanga provincial government will also extend financial and technical assistance to all affected poultry farm owners.”

Arroyo also said that  As additional preventive measure, the provincial government has also ordered the inspection of all poultry farms in the province.