Courtesy Visit of the Argentine Republic Ambassador
His Excellency Ricardo Luis Bocalandro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic met with National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Executive Director Clarita M. Sangcal for a courtesy visit on November 16, 2023 at No.4 Visayas Avenue, Vasra, Quezon City. Ambassador Bocalandro expressed his appreciation to the long-standing cooperation between the Argentine Republic and the Republic of the Philippines. Established in 1948, the two countries commemorate 75 years of bilateral relations this year.
NMIS empowers personnel through SDC Track 1
Aiming to develop leadership competencies as they transition to supervisory roles, 32 National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) personnel undergo the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Supervisory Development Course (SDC) Track 1 from November 7- 10, 2023 currently held at Training Room A, MITDC Building, No. 4, Visayas Avenue, Vasra, Quezon City. During her opening remarks, Executive Director Dr. Clarita M. Sangcal encouraged the participants to enhance their leadership capabilities and develop initiatives that will promote employee empowerment. Director Sangcal also implored them to emulate the good office norms being practiced by their immediate supervisors and Regional Technical Director. The four-day training course is being implemented by the CSC- National Capital Region through lectures, discussions, structured learning exercises, and open forums. ###
240 MIOs attend Meat Inspection Officers Congress 2023
Gathering over 240 Meat Inspection Officers (MIO) all throughout the country, the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) held its Meat Inspection Officer Congress 2023 on May 22-26, 2023, at Hotel Elizabeth, Baguio City.
As the host region, Regional Technical Director (RTD) Dr. Domingo D. Gonzaga of the Regional Technical Operation Center (RTOC) Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) welcomed the participants. He recognized the event as an opportunity to foster camaraderie and a strong and united nationwide community at NMIS.
“You are the guardians of progress entrusted with the responsibility of upholding the highest standard of inspection and enforcement,” says keynote speaker and Baguio City Mayor Hon. Benjamin Banez Magalong through his representative Ms. Samantha Hamada. “Each inspection you conduct and each regulation you enforce contributes to building a stronger and more resilient society. Your dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law are essential for the progress of the country.”
MSQA Auditors Undergo Recalibration Training
Aiming to enhance the competency and integrity of auditors and to establish sufficient pool of auditors to meet growing demands, the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) conducts the 23rd Meat Safety Quality Assurance (MSQA) Auditors General Meeting and Technical Session on March 28-30, 2023 at Hotel Kimberly, Tagaytay City. Executive Director Dr. Clarita M. Sangcal welcomed the participants and expressed her enthusiasm to see all the auditors gathered to upgrade their skills and share their best practices in auditing meat establishments for the issuance of NMIS License to Operate (LTO) for slaughterhouses, poultry dressing plants, meat cutting plants, cold storage warehouses and meat distribution centers.