MANILA, Philippines – Mayor Isko Domagoso on Friday (August 23) led the ground breaking ceremony for the renovation of Vitas slaughterhouse in Tondo, Manila.
The Mayor was accompanied by Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan in making rounds at the construction site.
The city officials checked the area where the new office of the Manila Veterinary Inspection Board will be built.
Domagoso said they plan to install modern equipment into the new facility which they expect to improve the income of the workers and the local government with the help of the National Meat Inspection Commission.
The Mayor, actually, has started to regularize some of the workers in the slaughterhouse under the city hall’s job order. – MNP (with reports from Harlene Delgado)
MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Thursday ordered the conduct of intensified inspection in public markets following the seizure of thousands of kilograms of “botcha” or spoiled meat in the capital city since July this year.
Report from the Manila Veterinary Inspection Board presented on Thursday showed that since July 1, around 2,689 kilograms of spoiled beef shanks, pork and chicken meat were seized by authorities from different areas in Manila.
Hot meat are food items that did not pass proper inspection and are deemed unsafe for consumption.
Mayor Isko also ordered concerned local agencies to set up checkpoints in the entry and exit points of Manila Harbor to prevent the entry of spoiled meat to the city.
He also urged the public to be cautious and observant when buying meat products.
Domagoso also called on meat vendors to join in the city government’s campaign against botcha and to make sure to only sold food products from accredited meat establishments. (RRD with details from Harlene Delgado)
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