Village asks for abattoir share-A A +A
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
THE Barangay Sto. Niño-Slaughterhouse Compound is requesting for a one percent share from the proceeds of the city’s abattoir.
According to village chief Camilo Tacbas, they are requesting shares for public purposes and for the projects of the barangay to be done fully and not in partial payments. This share will be added to their Internal Revenue Allotment.
Barangay Sto. Niño-Slaughterhouse Compound plans to collect shares from the slaughtering of cattle, pigs, and goats. The slaughtering fee is said to be P30 per head.
Tacbas also said the abattoir has been yielding a high profit and yet nothing goes to the barangay.
If the appropriation is approved, it would help in speeding up the slow development of the area, he said.
In a report to the Baguio City Council, it was said that there has been an increase of the profit from the slaughter from the year 2010.
But City Budget Officer Leticia Clemente said the proposal of the Sto. Niño-Slaughterhouse Barangay has no legal basis.
Clemente said the privatization of the slaughter house is under works with different parties bidding for the acquisition of the abattoir.
The councilors asked Tacbas if there are more income-generating activities for the barangay.
Tacbas said the barangay only profits from the collection of fees such as those from the barangay permits and barangays clearances.
The barangay is also able to collect from parking fees which averages P40,000 per month, half going to the city and half going to the barangay.
The City Council referred the issue to the appropriate parties such as the City Legal Office, and Local Finance Committee for the barangay proposal’s review. (Jon Cabuenas, UPB Intern)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 20, 2013.