BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella said he is seriously considering the revival of the old slaughterhouse in Barangay 35 to have a more competitive pricing of meat products in the city.
He announced his plan following the implementation of major changes in markets, traffic and other major concerns of the city.
The existing slaughterhouse at Barangay Handumanan, being operated by AVM Bernardo, will continue its operation while the city is looking for means to operate another slaughterhouse so that people will have a choice where to have their animals slaughtered.
The slaughterhouse in Barangay Handumanan was the project of former Bacolod City Lone District Rep. John Orola Jr., but was operated only during the term of former mayor and now congressman Evelio Leonardia.
“It is our plan to democratize the slaughterhouse. We will not just rely on one slaughterhouse. If we find violations in the present slaughterhouse, we will build an alternative slaughterhouse to make the pricing competitive. The meat vendors can choose from the two slaughterhouses and the people will enjoy competitive pricing,” the mayor said.