MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte led a boodle fight of chicken-based dishes in San Fernando, Pampanga Monday to show that chicken is safe to eat amid a bird flu outbreak in the province.
Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and other government officials joined Duterte in the boodle fight.
Chicken barbecue, fried chicken, fried duck, eggs and balut were served in the boodle fight.
Piñol said the government has been successful in containing the bird flu outbreak in portions of Pampanga. Duterte, meanwhile, vowed assistance to the farmers affected.