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Five LGUs sign MOA with NMIS for improvement of slaughterhouses 

The National Meat Inspection Service-Planning and Information Management Division (PIMD) held a signing of memorandum of agreement for the Meat Establishment Improvement Program (MEIP) recipients at NMIS Training Room A, February 6, 2019.

The ceremony began with Dr. Ernesto S. Gonzales delivering his opening remarks wherein he reminded the Local Government Units that part of their responsibility of serving the public is focusing on both improvement and maintenance of slaughterhouses in order to provide safe meat to their constituents.

To orient the recipients about the responsibilities of both NMIS and LGU in the MEIP project, Dr. Easter Oblena, Head of PIMD discussed the content of the memorandum of agreement.

During the MOA signing, NMIS was represented by NMIS Executive Director Dr. Ernesto S. Gonzales, NMIS Deputy Executive Director Atty. Beata Humilda Obsioma and NMIS Chief Accountant Emmanuel Sison while Luna, Apayao was represented by its Municipal Mayor Honorable Josephine M. Bangsil, Municipal Accountant Greg L. Baria Jr. and Municipal Engineer Sherwin Policarpio.

Gasan, Marinduque was represented by their Municipal Mayor Rolando Tolentino and their Municipal Accountant Margarita Nenet Mampusti while Sta. Ana, Cagayan was represented by their Municipal Mayor Darwin Tobias, Municipal Accountant Magnerecio Pascua and Municipal Engineer Von Andre Quilente.

Moreover, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro had its Municipal Mayor Eduardo Gadiano, Municipal Engineer Alfredo Sarona as representatives while Canlaon City, Negros Oriental had its City Mayor Jimmy Jayme L. Clerigo, City Accountant Juliano Montero and City Engineer Gulliver Chiefe.

The Meat Establishment Improvement Program (MEIP) provides technical and financial assistance to local government units (LGUs) in upgrading their slaughter facilities to “AA” accreditation standards. The MEIP is a 50:50 cost sharing scheme; the LGUs source 50% of the project cost from their GAA while the NMIS contributes the other 50% from its Meat Inspection Development Trust Fund.

 

Pierre Jordan M. Escobar