TACLOBAN CITY– Ormoc City Mayor Lucy Torres Gómez praised Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah Pangandaman for helping the city government fund its new slaughterhouse.


The DBM allocated P35 million for the construction of the facility, located at the Valencia satellite public market which had its groundbreaking last Friday(July 7) which was attended by Pangandaman.

Torres-Gomez said that local government like Ormoc has difficulties in looking for funds to help them realize their projects.

“In my job as a representative before and as mayor now, I’ve met a lot of Secretaries who say ‘No,” Cannot be,” “No budget yet,” she said.

“But in the world of many “Nos,” thank you, Sec Mina, for being a “Yes” and for making this happen for us,” Mayor Gomez added.

She then vowed that they will ensure that the funds allocated by the DBM on this project will be spent accordingly.

Sec. Pangandaman, for her part, emphasized that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. prioritizes the agriculture sector which has a huge impact on food security, yet has been lagging compared with Asian counterparts.

According to Pangandaman, the construction of the new slaughterhouse in Ormoc will revitalize the meat industry and ensure the quality of meat for the Ormocanons.
“So with the construction of the new slaughterhouse, we hope po to revitalize the meat industry of Ormoc. It will also ensure the standard of meat na nanggagaling dito sa Ormoc,” she said.

Designed to be a progressive meat-processing hub in Ormoc City, the facility will feature technologically advanced equipment. Upon completion, it will operate in compliance with regulations by national and international regulatory agencies.

The construction of the facility is a significant step for the community’s development and reflects the national government’s ongoing commitment to socioeconomic development. (LIZBETH ANN A ABELLA)