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:
P-NOY Appoints 16 Directors II in NMIS
May 2015. President Benigno S. Aquino acted on the recommendations of Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and appointed the ten (10) Acting Directors II in the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) following the earlier appointments of four (4) Directors II and two (2) other Acting Directors II. Except for Atty. Beata Humilda O. Obsioma, OIC Deputy Executive Director, all the other 15 appointees are in non-location plantilla positions as Regional Technical Director (RTD) of NMIS Regional Technical Operations Center (RTOC). All the appointees have taken their oath before DA Secretary Alcala.
SPJA Issues Memorandum to all DA Accredited Cold Storage Warehouse (CSW) Operators; In-House CSW of Meat Establishments to Facilitate Online Application Of eVQMILC
May 7, 2015. Secretary Proceso J. Alcala ,in a memorandum issued last May 7, 2015, enjoined all CSW operators and those meat establishments with in-house CSW to provide the needed computer and other equipment for the prompt conduct of inspection of imported meat and meat products by the NMIS Plant Officers.
SPJA Confirms Meat Inspection Board (MIB) Secretary
May 14, 2015. Secretary Proceso J. Alcala signed Special Order (S.O.) No. 485, Series of 2015, designating OIC Deputy Executive Director Beata O. Obsioma as the Secretary to the MIB. Secretary Alcala is the Chairman of the NMIS Meat Inspection Board. The S.O. confirms MIB Resolution No. 01, series of 2015 which was signed last April 14, 2015 by the members of the Board.