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NMIS Announces 2015 MEIP Projects

Five (5) Slaughterhouse Projects of local government units have been approved for implementation in 2015 under the NMIS Meat Establishment Improvement Program. The Meat Establishment Improvement Program (MEIP) provides technical and financial assistance to LGUs in the improvement or construction of “AA” meat establishment under a 50:50 NMIS:LGU funding scheme.

The 2015 MEIP amounts to a total of P26.5 M. Four MEIP projects located in the island of Mindanao amounting to P19 M accounts for 71.7% of the program funds for the year. Below are the 2015 MEIP Projects:

                        Table 1.MEIP Projects for 2015                     

Region

Province

LGU

Amount

IV-B

Palawan

Roxas

7.5 M

X

Misamis Occidental

Calamba

5.5 M

XI

Davao del Norte

Panabo

3.0 M

XII

 

Cotabato City

7.5 M

CARAGA

Agusan Del Sur

Trento

3.0 M

MEIP Amount for 2015

26.5 M

Section 47 of Republic Act No. 9296 of 2004, otherwise known as the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines, directed the NMIS to create the Meat Inspection Development Trust Fund (MIDTF) an independent and separate trust fund from fees collected from its services. It shall be utilized for the continued upgrading of laboratory equipment and facilities to conform to international standards, training facilities, capability development of technical personnel, research and development, indemnification of condemned animal during ante-mortem inspection, accreditation of foreign meat plants, and other form of assistance and support to the livestock sector. One of the other forms of assistance is the MEIP.

Since 2007, 34 LGUs have been recipients of the MEIP. The share of the NMIS in these projects amounted to P135.5 M (refer to Table 2).

            Table 2. MEIP Projects from 2007-2014       

Year

No. of Regions

No. of Provinces

No. of LGUs

Amount in M

2007

5

5

5

15.5

2008

4

4

4

11.0

2009

3

3

3

7.5

2010

2

2

2

8.0

2011

5

5

5

18.5

2012

2

3

3

15.0

2013

7

9

9

42.0

2014

3

3

3

18.0

Total

12

34

34

135.5

The LGU recipients are located in 28 provinces in 12 regions around the country. Luzon has 19 projects amounting to P74.5 M or roughly 55% of total MEIP funds granted. Mindanao accounts for 13 projects amounting to P52.5 M. Only 2 projects are located in the Visayas amounting to P8.5 M. (Refer to Table 3.)

            Table 3. MEIP: Distribution of Projects by Area 2007-2014              

Region

No. of Provinces

No. of LGUs

No. of Projects

Amount in M

CAR

 

 

 

 

I

2

2

2

10.0

II

2

3

3

12.0

III

3

4

4

12.0

IV-A

2

4

4

5.0

IV-B

3

4

4

18.5

V

2

4

4

17.0

Sub-Total Luzon

14

19

19

74.5

VI

 

 

 

 

VII

1

1

1

3.5

VIII

1

1

1

5.0

Sub-total Visayas

2

2

2

8.5

IX

 

 

 

 

X

4

4

4

18.5

XI

3

4

4

17.0

XII

3

3

3

13.0

CARAGA

2

2

2

4.0

Sub-Total Mindanao

12

13

13

52.5

Total

28

34

34

135.5