• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Cold storage and meat cutting facilities in Bago City, Negros Occidental, are now open for business.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Mayor Nicholas Yulo yesterday led the inauguration in Brgy. Lag-asan, Bago City.
Lacson also led the groundbreaking ceremonies of the abattoir (slaughterhouse) projects in San Carlos City and Toboso, on May 10
Both projects will be established through the Department of Agriculture-led Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), and funded by the World Bank, national government, and the provincial government of Negros Occidental.
Both the San Carlos Abattoir and Toboso abattoirs will be completed and operational next year.
On the other hand, Lacson also lauded the leadership and vision of the local officials for the successful establishment of the project in Bago City.
He said that high-standard slaughterhouses in some local government units are established and supported by the provincial government, which are expected to help boost the local economy.
Mayor Yulo also thanked Gov. Lacson for donating the structure that will create more livelihood opportunities and economic activities in Bago City.
The local officials are looking into the possibility of exporting quality meat products in the future, and for Bago City to be known for “Negros Wagyu.”
The facility will be managed by the Bago City Office for Veterinary Affairs.
Joining the inauguration of the facility were Bago City Vice Mayor Ramon Torres and Louie Martin, president of the United Cattle Raisers Association, among other guests.*