Resolution No. 323-21 requesting Gov. Jose Chavez Alvarez to establish a slaughterhouse with the national and international standards was approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. As stated in it, the slaughterhouse is for swine, small and large animals “with cold storage facilities to facilitate marketing of meat and its by-products from the Province of Palawan to national and international markets.”
According to the author of the said resolution, Board Member Albert Rama said that it aims to help hog raisers in the province. And also expand opportunities, such as the possibility to export quality meat to other parts of the Philippines and even to other countries to improve the income of local livestock raisers.
“Ang resolusyon na ito ay naglalayong matulungan ang mga nag-aalaga ng hayop especially ng baboy at iba pang mga kinakarneng hayop sapagkat sa lalawigan ng Palawan. Wala tayong ‘Class A’ na slaughterhouse kaya ang atin pong mga karne ay hindi natin mailabas sa ibang munisipyo, makarating sa ibang munisipyo, mailabas sa lalawigan ng Palawan o sa labas ng ating bansa…,” Rama said.
“…sapagkat ang ating mga slaughterhouses ay sub-standards kaya kinakailangan ma-upgrade ito at magkaroon tayo ng isang slaughterhouse of national and international standards,” he added.
It is also in compliance with Republic Act No. 9296 or “The Meat Inspection Code of The Philippines.”