BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan called on concerned departments here to resolve issues surrounding the city slaughterhouse which surfaced last week at the city council.
The mayor said the problems have become complicated and need to be solved as soon as possible.
The city council last Monday adopted a string of measures to address the concerns raised during the dialogue between the abattoir concessionaires and the concerned departments overseeing the facility.
The body approved the motion of Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. requesting city treasurer Alicia Onoza to submit a summary of the collections and collectibles from all abattoir business concessionaires.
This after Onoza revealed that many lessees in the area have not been paying their proper dues resulting to a shortfall in revenues being collected from the facility.
The aldermen also adopted Councilor Peter Fianza’s motion to ask Onoza on one hand to provide the procedure or the minutes of the meeting during the bidding of stalls at the abattoir and the concessionaires on the other, to submit their position paper.
This is to shed light on claims that some stalls were bid out by the Baguio City Market Authority even if these are still occupied and despite their lease holders having paid their dues which the BCMA denied.
Councilor Joel Alangsab’s proposal to maintain a status quo on the proposed construction of an additional corral pending the recommendation from the council committee on market was also approved by the body.
Corral users led by one Salvador Basbas expressed objection to the construction of another corral saying there is no need for another cage and there is hardly a space left for such.
The aldermen also adopted Councilor Fred Bagbagen’s suggestion for the city legal officer to shed light on the jurisdictions of the city veterinary office and the BCMA under the city treasury office over the abattoir after confusion arose as to what office will implement some functions relative to the management of the facility.
The body also set a meeting with the health secretary, the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council head, the city planning officer and the city veterinarian to shed light on the planned segregation of a portion of the slaughterhouse compound in relation to Proclamation 312 dated April 23, 1930.
The slaughterhouse compound is identified by Proclamation 312 on April 23, 1930 as a sanitary camp nursery reservation and like the Burnham Park, the City Government is the slaughterhouse’s administrator.
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