Ba­colod task force to step up drive vs il­le­gal slaugh­ter

Panay News - - NA­TION - BY MAE SINGUAY

BA­COLOD City – Task Force Bo­tagoy will in­ten­sify its cam­paign against il­le­gal slaugh­ter­ing, ac­cord­ing to its new head Martin Ti­naga.

Ti­naga was des­ig­nated as the task force’s new head fol­low­ing the re­tire­ment of Rex Ju­plo.

Be­fore as­sum­ing the post, Ti­naga un­der­went train­ing at the Na­tional Meat In­spec­tion Ser­vice in July.

Ti­naga said he will meet Coun­cilor Bar­tolome Orola next week to dis­cuss the task force’s op­er­a­tion.

He added that he will co­or­di­nate with the Ba­colod

City Po­lice Of­fice for man­power. City Or­di­nance No. 459 se­ries of 2008 cre­ated Task Force Bo­tagoy. It es­tab­lishes guide­lines and poli­cies that cover the ap­pre­hen­sion of in­di­vid­u­als who per­pe­trate il­le­gal slaugh­ter­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

The AVM Bernardo Slaugh­ter House l ocated i n Barangay Han­du­manan is the city’s of­fi­cial slaugh­ter­house. Ac­cord­ing to its man­ager Glo­rydee Cometa, their pro­duc­tion went down 10 per­cent in Au­gust due to il­le­gal slaugh­ter­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in the city.

Now that Task Force Bo­tagoy is ac­tive again, Cometa hopes that this prob­lem would be ad­dressed./

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