Press Releases

QC wants chicken dressing facilities checked
November 29, 2011
Rhodina Villanueva

The Quezon City veterinary’s office is calling for the strict monitoring of at least 49 stores that dress chickens even if they are not licensed to do so. City veterinarian Dr. Ana Maria Cabel said most of these shops can be found in the Kamuning, Commonwealth, Suki and Frisco Markets. “The dressing operations have been going on for years, yet their permits are either for retailer or wholesale stores,” she said. Cabel recommended that these shops comply or be shut down.

Tagalog News: Kampanya kontra ‘botcha’ pinaigting ngayong magpa-Pasko
November 11, 2011
PIA Press Release
Vinson F. Concepcion
LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan, Nobyembre 11 (PIA) – Ngayong nalalapit na ang kapaskuhan, tiniyak ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Bulacan na ligtas ang kakaining karne ng mga Bulakenyo bunsod ng pinaigting nitong kampanya kontra ‘botcha.’


'Botcha' clampdown
November 10, 2011
The Manila Bulletin

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Philippines — Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy Alvarado called Thursday on meat inspectors to be stricter and for police to offer them all the support they need in order to clamp down on the proliferation of “botcha” or meat products unsafe for human consumption as the holiday season fast approaches.


Marikina bans colored lamps in wet markets
November 10, 2011
PIA Press Release

QUEZON CITY, NOV. 10 (PIA) - - Colored lamps/bulbs that deceive buyers into thinking that meat and fish being sold are fresh are now banned in all markets of Marikina.
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This is in line with Marikina’s Ordinance no. 62, “The Veterinary Code of 2007”, Chapter 3 Article 1 Section 11 which states that, “the use of
deceiving colored lamp/lights on wet markets within the city is strictly prohibited.”


Ahensya ng meat inspection, nagbigay babala ukol sa botcha, hot meat
November 09, 2011
PIA Press Release
Bhaby Mamerta Perea-De Castro

LIPA CITY, Batangas, Nobyembre 9 (PIA) -- Nagbigay babala ang National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) ukol sa pagkalat ng mga botcha at "hot meat" lalo na at papalapit na ang Kapaskuhan.


November 8, 2011
Chito A. Chavez

With demand for meat products expected to rise to unprecedented heights during the Holiday season, Quezon City authorities assured the public that checkpoint will be set up near markets in anticipation of errant trader attempt to sell tainted meat products in the locality. Tadeo Palma secretary to the mayor said most of the checkpoints will be at the vicinity of Balintawak Market a known dumping ground of double dead meat or botcha.

"Botcha" checkpoints
November 07, 2011
The Manlia Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines -- With demand for meat products expected to rise during the holidays, the Quezon City government Monday assured the public that checkpoints will be set up near markets in anticipation of traders who may attempt to sell tainted meat products.