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NMIS conducts its second leg of PubCon for E.O. 137 amendment

The National Meat Inspection Service held a public consultation on the Draft Amendment of Executive Order No. 137 (1993) Re: Transfer of the National Meat Inspection Service Functions in "Aa" Meat Establishments to Provincial, City & Municipality Inspection Services at Dohera Hotel, Mandaue City, Cebu on November 20, 2019.


Attended by almost 60 participants composed of NMIS Regional Technical Directors, Local Government Units and Stakeholders from Visayas and Mindanao, the activity aims to gather comments and consult the attendees for the finalization of the mentioned executive order.

The 1- day activity began with a welcome remarks of Dr. Eduardo Oblena, Regional Technical Director of Region VII where he asked the attendees to voice out what’s inside their hearts in order for the public consultation to be successful.

Dr. Edna Gray, head of the division assigned to conduct the activity, MSDCPD, briefed the participants about the consultation’s overview and all the history written behind it.

Ms. Roberta Riguer, Information Officer III presented the Draft amendment and facilitated the open forum with the help of Dr. Gray, Dr. Domingo Gonzaga, head of Enforcement Unit, Dr. Easter Oblena, head of Planning and Information Management Division and Dr. Armie Sebello from Plant Operation Standards and Monitoring Division.

Regional Technical Directors Dr. Oblena, Dr. Myrna Habacon of RTOC 12, Dr. Angelita Barcelona of RTOC 10, Dr. Emmanuel Lemana of RTOC 6 and Dr. Jose Ariel Billones of BARMM also served as resource persons.

The activity was part of the third and last phase of the amendment of E.O. 137 together with the Luzon Leg Public Consultation conducted on October 14, 2019.

The first phase was about the creation of a drafting committee that studied the existing E.O. 137 while the second phase was composed of joint meetings with Department of Interior and Local Government , Department of Agriculture- Legal Division last July 3 and July 15 and write shop to create the proposed amendments last September 10-11, 2019.

Pierre Escobar