BAGAC, Bataan – A P5 million new slaughterhouse is now operational in the government center strategically located in the coastal village of Ibis, this town, to ensure healthy and sanitary supply of meat products to the public market.
Nick S. Ancheta, Bagac municipal administrator, explained the budget of the new slaughterhouse project came from the grant provided by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) under its Seal of Good Local Governance program for the excellent performance of the municipality last year.
Ancheta said the old and dilapidated slaughterhouse located in the densely-populated section of Barangay Tabing –Ilog, this town, has encroached the river which partially blocked the smooth flow of floodwaters to the sea.
The outmoded slaughterhouse building had affected the environmental atmosphere of the locality due to reported poor sanitation and lack of sufficient water and waste facilities, Ancheta added.
The newly constructed abattoir in one of the leading tourist destinations in Central Luzon is expected to perform the rigorous food and sanitation requirements for the welfare of some 30,000 residents and thousands of local and foreign visitors during summer vacation for continuous supply of fresh and safe meat to consumers.
Ancheta added the remarkable growth in travel and tourism industry in the province’s leading tourist spot has compelled the local government to undertake a highly progressive systematic scheme of improving the efficiency and capability of the coastal town to confront rapid urbanization.