NMIS 2nd Consultative Conference 2015: Preparation for Transitions
July 2015. The NMIS had its 2ND Quarter Consultative Conference (CONCON) for 2015 last July 15-17, 2015 at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel, Subic, Zambales. The main agenda of the CONCON was to plan for the transitions required by the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of its two enabling laws, the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines as amended (RA 10536 which amended RA 9296) and the Food Safety Act (FSA) or RA 10611. Under the transitory provisions of the FSA, the NMIS shall undertake the following within 24 months upon the effectivity of the IRR of the FSA, which is May 2017:
Dr. January M. Nones Appointed Chief, Laboratory Division
July 2015. Executive Director Minda S. Manantan, upon concurrence of Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, has appointed Dr. January M. Nones as Chief Meat Control Officer and concurrently Chief of the Laboratory Division. The appointment was announced during the NMIS 2nd Quarter 2015 Consultative Conference at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
P-NOY Cites Government Initiatives under the DA for Philippine Livestock Industry Competiveness
25 June 2015. His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III was the guest speaker during the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Livestock Philippines Expo and Conference- Philippines 3rd International Livestock Production, Health and Nutrition and Meat Industry Show with this year’s theme “Food Safety from Farm to Shelf.” Before proceeding to the main hall at the 2nd Floor, President Aquino visited the exhibits at the ground floor of the SMX Convention Centre, Pasay City. He was escorted to the exhibition halls by DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and other officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Sonny Coloma, Congressman Mark Mendoza and Pasay City Mayor Antonio Calixto.
4 Chiefs of Divisions get Appointed
May 2015. Executive Director Minda S. Manantan has appointed three (3) Chief Meat Control Officers (CMCO) and the Chief Administrative Officer to head the program and support divisions of National Meat Inspection Service. The new NMIS division chiefs, who have taken their oath before ED Manantan, are as follows: