THE management of AVM Bernardo slaughterhouse has offered to accommodate lechon vendors inside their compound in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City.

Plant manager Glorydee Cometa said Monday they will propose to the City Council that they will provide facilities for roasting pigs to ensure the health of the consumers.

The AVM Bernardo management was invited by Councilor Em Ang to attend the public hearing on Thursday to discuss how to regulate the sale of lechon.

Cometa said they will propose to prepare and roast the pigs because they still have available space for roasting of pigs.

“We have three hectares and our slaughtering area is only 2,000 square meters. We can accommodate them,” she said.

Cometa added that during the time of the late City Legal Officer Allan Zamora, they had a moratorium which did not require lechon vendors to use the slaughterhouse because of its far location.

Ang proposed an ordinance, which was approved on first reading, to regulate the sale and preparation of roasted pigs in Bacolod.

City Administrator John Orola had earlier said that the City Government is planning to use the old slaughterhouse in Barangay 35 for lechon vendors.

Orola said the City Government needs to regulate the operations of lechon vendors to protect consumer health.

Cometa said they will provide facilities for roasting pigs, but it will still depend on the lechon vendors if they will accept the proposal.

She added that their proposal will be an advantage to the City Government and the lechon vendors because they will prepare and roast the pigs in one area, but they could not determine yet if there will be an increase in their fees.