4 Chiefs of Divisions get Appointed
May 2015. Executive Director Minda S. Manantan has appointed three (3) Chief Meat Control Officers (CMCO) and the Chief Administrative Officer to head the program and support divisions of National Meat Inspection Service. The new NMIS division chiefs, who have taken their oath before ED Manantan, are as follows:
P-NOY Appoints 16 Directors II in NMIS
May 2015. President Benigno S. Aquino acted on the recommendations of Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and appointed the ten (10) Acting Directors II in the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) following the earlier appointments of four (4) Directors II and two (2) other Acting Directors II. Except for Atty. Beata Humilda O. Obsioma, OIC Deputy Executive Director, all the other 15 appointees are in non-location plantilla positions as Regional Technical Director (RTD) of NMIS Regional Technical Operations Center (RTOC). All the appointees have taken their oath before DA Secretary Alcala.
SPJA Issues Memorandum to all DA Accredited Cold Storage Warehouse (CSW) Operators; In-House CSW of Meat Establishments to Facilitate Online Application Of eVQMILC
May 7, 2015. Secretary Proceso J. Alcala ,in a memorandum issued last May 7, 2015, enjoined all CSW operators and those meat establishments with in-house CSW to provide the needed computer and other equipment for the prompt conduct of inspection of imported meat and meat products by the NMIS Plant Officers.
SPJA Confirms Meat Inspection Board (MIB) Secretary
May 14, 2015. Secretary Proceso J. Alcala signed Special Order (S.O.) No. 485, Series of 2015, designating OIC Deputy Executive Director Beata O. Obsioma as the Secretary to the MIB. Secretary Alcala is the Chairman of the NMIS Meat Inspection Board. The S.O. confirms MIB Resolution No. 01, series of 2015 which was signed last April 14, 2015 by the members of the Board.
NMIS Conducts Public Consultations, Invites Comments on on 9 Draft Guidelines and Regulations
May 2015. In three public consultations during this month, the NMIS presented to stakeholders (9) draft guidelines and regulations which will serve as part of the legal framework of the agency. The proposed administrative laws will strengthen the implementation of Republic Act No. 9296 or “The Meat Safety Code of the Philippines”, as amended by R.A. 10536. The public consultations, which were held in Davao City, Cebu City and Quezon City, were attended by enthusiastic and vocal stakeholders from livestock, poultry and meat industries, and partners from the national agencies and local government units.