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'Botcha' traders face stiffer penalties with approval of Meat Labelling Act
July 24, 2012
By Apple Buenaventura PRIB writer

Unscrupulous traders caught selling and transporting "botcha" or dead meat face stiffer penalties with the enactment of Senate Bill 2746 or the Meat Labelling Act into law, according to Sen. Manny Villar, principal sponsor of the bill.

Villar, who authored Senate Bill 2746 together with Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Senate Pro-Tempore Jinggoy Estrada, said that once signed into law by the President, the proposed measure aims to eliminate the sale of "botcha" by requiring all meat and meat products to bear a label indicating its place of origin.