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NMIS Conducts 1st 2018 ManCom meeting

To ensure the smooth flow of operations for 2018 programs and projects, the NMIS conducted its first Management Committee meeting on April 24 to 26, 2018 in San Mateo, Rizal.

Organized by the Planning, Monitoring and Information Division, the activity was presided by NMIS Executive Director Ernesto S. Gonzales and attended by the Deputy Executive Director, Regional Technical Directors, Division heads, program managers and a representative from the employees association.

NMIS Executive Director Ernesto S. Gonzales encouraged all the members of ManCom to foster cooperation with each other especially in resolving issues involving the implementation of programs at the regional level. “If this practice is applied, the flow of operation from the central office and to the regional technical centers and vice versa will have a smooth implementation,” Dr. Gonzales said. Proper coordination plays an important role in achieving our goals for the agency, he further added.

The meeting included the presentation by the concerned division heads of issues and concerns encountered during the implementation of programs. Dr. Edna Y. Gray, OIC- head for Plant Operation Standards and Monitoring Division presented the issues involving plant operations. Mr. Lamberto B. dela Cruz, head of Administrative Division, discussed the issues that arise in the implementation of administrative policies. This is followed by the report of Mr Emmanuel C. Sison, OIC of Finance Division, on the absence of liquidation reports of cash advances by the regional offices. Other presenters were Dr. Clarita M. Sangcal, head of Meat Import and Export Division, Dr. Jonathan V. Sabiniano of Laboratory Division and Dr. January M. Nones of Meat Standards Development and Consumer Protection Division. Issues and concerns under Accreditation and Registration Division headed by Dr. Jocelyn A. Salvador are up for discussion directly with the Executive Director. The issues were subjected into plenary discussion where agreements to resolve them were forged and agreed upon by the members.

Apart from issues and concerns arising from implementation of programs and activities, the group was also apprised of the provisions of the Data Privacy Act of 2014 where every government agency is mandated to implement.

The proposal for a paperless issuance of Certificate of Meat Inspection for imported meat was also presented to the group by Ms. Rona P. Galo, Senior Account Officer of Intercommerce Network Service. The current practice in the issuance of certificate is through the manual input of entries into the documents which usually becomes burdensome and laborious on the part of meat inspectors. If the proposal is approved, the issuance of COMI will become digital and issued online.

The meeting was concluded with a parting message from the Executive Director to the group to be serious in implementing their programs and activities. You should walk your talk, he finally said. Roberta L. Riguer