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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Verify illegal slaughtering

The National Meat Inspection Service has requested the assistance of the Bacolod City government in verifying reports of rampant illegal slaughtering in Bacolod City.

In a letter to Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella dated Nov. 21, 2014, its executive director Dr. Minda Manantan also requested the city to implement appropriate control measures to address the problem if the reports are found to be true.

Manantan said their request is due to the allegations of a concerned citizen that rampant illegal slaughtering is going on in Bacolod City.

Bacolod Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez has authored a resolution requesting the City Veterinary Office through Veterinarian Maria Agueda Trinidad de la Torre, to submit a report to the City Council on the actual steps being implemented to apprehend illegal slaughtering operations, as mandated by R.A. 10536 and City Ordinance 459.

The resolution was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.*CGS

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