Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo led the inauguration of a slaughterhouse and market mall on February 27 in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental.
It is a collaborative project of the local government of Hinigaran and the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, through the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO), according to a statement issued by the Provincial Capitol Information Office.
The market mall is envisioned to significantly contribute to the general welfare and income of the town as well as provide increased livelihood opportunities.
Hinigaran Vice Mayor Mary Grace Arceo and members of the Sangguniang Bayan and Provincial Veterinarian Officer Dr. Placeda Lemana, were present at the activity.
Lacson said that operating a government-owned slaughterhouse is in the best interest of the municipality, as it provides important economic benefits to the stakeholders in the livestock’s value chain.
He also lauded and thanked Hinigaran local officials, and the support Rep. Emilio “Dino” Yulo, as well as Board Members Rita Gatuslao and Anton Occeño, for the timely and sound development in the district that will promote the advancement of the government’s vision and goal to effectively implement an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery for the province.
“The accord between the Capitol and our Local Government Units has proven to be enormously constructive and beneficial to the Negrenses, particularly in our efforts towards recovery,” Lacson said.*