BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The P50 million slaughterhouse that is expected to rise in Hinobaan town is one of six abbatoirs in the province that will be constructed under the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) funded by the World Bank.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said during his recent inauguration that PRDP will also fund the establishment of abattoirs in the towns of Cauayan, Murcia, Toboso, Binalbagan, and San Carlos City, each costing between P49 and P50 million.
There are currently four licensed abattoirs that can sell meat around the country by the DA’s National Meat Inspection Service as of 1 April 2022 namely: Victorias Food Corporation in Victorias City, AVM Bernardo here, Faith Farms AA Slaughterhouse and Processing/Packaging in Murcia town, and the Sagay City Abattoir & Meat Processing Plant.
Sagay’s slaughterhouse is the only government owned facility that was established during former Governor Alfredo Marañon’s administration.
The Philippine News Agency reported back in January 2019 that Local Government Units (LGUs) in the province aims to reach the Double “AA” standard needed by the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS) to be able to sell domestically.
The country’s first government-owned abattoir that can export internationally was opened last November 2020 in Tanauan City in Batangas.