Local Meat Establishment Assistance Program
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.
Twelve NMIS officials took oath
Newly appointed officials of the National Meat Inspection Service, Executive Director III, Dr. Clarita M. Sangcal; Deputy Executive Director III, Dr. Roberto Umali, and ten Regional Technical Directors (RTDs) appointed as Director II: Dr. Angelita E. Barcelona, Dr. Ronnie Ernst A Duque, Dr. Myrna I. Habacon, Dr. Emmanuel A. Leman, Dr. Fernando N. Lontoc, Dr. Eduardo R. Oblena, Dr. Orlando C. Ongsotto, Dr. Lailanie Rose P. Rico, Dr. Jocelyn A. Salvador, and Dr. Maria Ancilla S. Zartiga took oath before Department of Agriculture Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban last January 18, 2023.
COURTESY MEETING WITH HUNGARY AMBASSADOR
National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Executive Director Clarita M. Sangcal met Her Excellency Dr. Titanilla Tóth LI.M, Ambassador of Hungary to the Republic of the Philippines on Friday, 27 January 2023 to discuss the accreditation of Hungary’s food safety inspection system governing meat (poultry and pork) products.
Joining the meeting were Mr. Máté Kiss, Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines Head of Commercial Section; Dr. Vernadette Sanidad, and Dr. Theresa Wenceslao of the NMIS Meat Import and Export Division (MIED); and Mr. Jet Ambalada, member of board of directors of the Philippine Association of Meat Processors, Inc. (PAMPI). The group discussed the ways forward to the conducted Department of Agriculture Inspection Mission (DAIM) last October 10-21, 2022 in Hungary for an Individual Accreditation Inspection and Pre-border Measures for the export of pork and poultry meat.
30 NEW EMPLOYEES JOIN NMIS WORKFORCE
Thirty (30) Meat Inspectors (MIO), three (3) Meat Control Officers and one (1) Planning Officer took the official oath of office before the employees of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) held at SHE Hall on February 6, 2023.
Executive Director Dr. Clarita M. Sangcal congratulated the new employees and asked for their commitment in serving the nation through meat inspection and hygiene for both locally produced and imported meat.
Management Committee conducts First Quarter Meeting
The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Management Committee (ManCom) conducted a joint site inspection for the possible area for the construction of Regional Technical Operation Center (RTOC) Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Building in Baguio City on February 20, 2023 as part of the activity for the four-day ManCom Meeting.
Executive Director Dr. Clarita M. Sangcal together with the ManCom team paid a courtesy visit with Regional Executive Director Dr. Cameron P. Odsey of the DA- Regional Field Office (RFO) Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) on Monday afternoon.
The first quarter ManCom Meeting will focus on the preparation of NMIS programs, targets, and budget proposals for FY 2024 as well as updating on the status implementation of NMIS Programs, Projects and Activities, and Budget Utilization; and identifying and resolving current issues and concerns in the implementation of policies and programs. ### (J.Cambe)
Photo: C. Sombrito