Davao City Officials led the blessing and ribbon cutting of the Malagos Double A abattoir with Cold Storage and meat cutting facilities and the Halal Slaughterhouse on Friday, September 16, 2022.

“Today’s blessing and ribbon cutting of the Malagos Double A [abattoir] with Cold Storage and Meat Cutting Facilities and Halal Slaughterhouse is a realization of our dream of putting up a facility that caters to the pressing need of our prospective customers for an excellent slaughtering that conforms to the standard set by the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS),” said Davao City Economic Enterprise Officer-in-Charge Maximo Macalipes Jr. in a message to the City Information Office on Friday.

Macalipes said that the CEE is truly grateful for the approval of the project and the necessary support such as the financial aspect of the “world-class” slaughterhouse that will be operating soon.

He said that the Manual of Operations for the two slaughterhouses is already finished and is pending official approval from the Malagos Slaughterhouse Management Board.

The slaughterhouses were funded by the Department of Agriculture under the National Livestock Program, Department of Agriculture XI (BUB) Program, and the Local Government of Davao City.

The Php80 million budget for the completion of the non-halal abbatoir was sourced from the DA National Livestock Program, Php 5 million came from DA XI Bottom-up-Budgeting (BuB), and Php 1 million from the LGU (City Government of Davao) for the halal abattoir. Another Php 7.7 was allocated by the city government from SB3 2022 for the additional equipment.

In a previous interview with Slaughter House Master IV Engr. Joseph Gabut, he said that the operation of the slaughterhouses will be to the advantage of the poultry and livestock raisers in Calinan, Mintal and the Toril public markets, the areas near the slaughterhouse. The Halal Slaughterhouse will also provide an additional market for vendors because even Muslim clients will patronize them once their meat is certified Halal.

The cold storage, the blast freezers, and the meat processing plant which are the additional features of the Non-Halal slaughterhouse will be to the advantage of clients because these will help them easily process and preserve food for a wider market reach. The meat processing facility with meat grinders can also cater to a commercial size output.

A cold storage facility is also attached to the slaughterhouses and because of these features, the clients can market their products outside Davao City and throughout the Philippines.

The rates and charges for the slaughter and corral fees for the slaughterhouses will be based on Article Twelve, Section 383, Ordinance No. 0291-17 Series of 2017 or “An Ordinance Amending the 2005 Revenue Code of the City otherwise known as the 2017 Revenue Code of Davao and the charges for meat processing (cutting, blast freezing, cold storage, etc) are still subject to final review before endorsement to the Sangguniang Panlungsod for inclusion with the existing ordinance.

During the interview, Macalipes also thanked the former mayor, now Vice President Inday Sara, the Department of Agriculture-NMIS, the department heads of the City Government of Davao, former officers-in-charge of City Economic Enterprises-Ms. Maribeth M. Lumactod and Mr. Celerino P. Eralino, the Slaughterhouse Management Board, and, Engr. Joseph Gabut.

He also thanked Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte and Acting City Administrator Atty. Francis Mark H. Layog Acting City Administrator, who led the inauguration of the slaughterhouses. CIO