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Republic of the Philippines

CITY OF DAVAO
Office of the City Council

COMMITTEE ON RULES, PRIVILEGES, LAWS AND ORDINANCES


AND
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
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COMMITTEE REPORT ON ITEM NO. 1155-B


LETTER FROM MICHAEL THADEO C. DIZON, MANAGER OF SIRAWAN
POLOMOLOK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, A DRESSING PLANT IN
SIRAWAN, DAVAO CITY SEEKING CITY COUNCIL ASSISTANCE FOR
AUTHORITY TO OPERATE.
Background
1.
This pertains to a request from Mr. Michael Thadeo C. Dizon that Sirawan
Polomolok Development Corporation be granted authority to operate the dressing plant
located at Sirawan, Davao City.
Highlights
2. Mr. Michael Thadeo C. Dizon is the Manager of Sirawan Polomolok Development
Corporation.
3. Together with the other dressing plants, Sirawan Polomolok Development Corporation
produces and supplies ninety-eight percent (98%) of the daily chicken requirements of
Davao City thru the different public markets, malls, hotels and fastfood outlets.
4. Sirawan Polomolok Development Corporation is duly registered with the concerned
government agencies such as National Meet Inspection Service (NMIS), DENR-EMB, and
the City Health Office.
5.
During the committee hearing, Mr. Leonilo G. Claudio of Davao Fresh Foods
Corporation said that operators of dressing plants encountered problems acquiring
business permits only when they tried to renew such permits for 2015. It was only then
that the Business Bureau required the said operators to submit their authority to operate
from the Sanggunian Panlungsod.
6. Sirawan Polomolok Development Corporation has been operating for twenty (20)
years.
Throughout all those years, the operator was not required to submit the
authorization. As such, it has been operating in good faith.
7. The Business Bureau, represented by its current head Atty. Lawrence Bantiding,
admitted that the previous officers of the said office may have overlooked this
requirement.

8. The Business Bureau asked for the additional requirement of the authority to
operate granted by the Sanggunian Panlungsod based on the provisions of
Section 368 of the Revenue Code of Davao City in relation to Section 458
paragraph 3 subparagraph (vii) and paragraph 5 subparagraph (ii) of the Local
Government Code of 1991 which provides, respectively:
1) Section 368 of the Revenue Code of Davao City on Place of Slaughter
states that The Slaughter of any kind of animal for sale or consumption of the
public shall be done only in the slaughterhouse unless otherwise authorized by
the City Government and
2) Section 458 paragraph 3 subparagraph (vii) of LGC provides that Upon
approval by a majority vote of all the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod,
grant a franchise to any person, partnership, corporation, or cooperative to do
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business within the city; establish, construct, operate and maintain ferries,
wharves, markets or slaughterhouses; or undertake such other activities within
the city as may be allowed by existing laws: Provided, That, cooperatives shall be
given preference in the grant of such a franchise.
3) Section 458 paragraph 5 subparagraph (ii) of the LGC provides that the
Sangguniang Panlungsod shall Establish markets, slaughterhouses or animal
corrals and authorize the operation thereof by the city government; and regulate
the construction and operation of private markets, talipapas or other similar
buildings and structures;
Hence, the aforementioned provisions must be complied with, insofar as the
Business Bureau is concerned.
9. As for the question as to whether or not a dressing plant is a slaughterhouse,
the committee concludes that it is. During the committee hearing, Ms. Lailanie
Rose P. Rico of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) pointed out Republic
Act No. 9296, also known as the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines,
particularly, its definition of slaughterhouse and food animal. R.A. No. 9296
Section 4 subparagraphs 1 and 15 state the following:
Section 4. Definition of Terms As used in this Code, the
following terms, words and phrases shall be construed to mean as
follows:
1. Abattoir or Slaughterhouse premises that are approved and
registered by the controlling authority in which food animals are
slaughtered and dressed for human consumption;
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15. Food Animal all domestic animals slaughtered for human
consumption such as but not limited to cattle, carabaos, buffaloes,
horses, sheep, goats, hogs, deer, rabbits, ostrich and poultry;
10. The Committee recommends the approval of this legislative item with the
condition that the operation of the dressing plants shall be limited only to poultry.
Other animals such as, but not limited to, pigs, cows and goat, will not be
slaughtered in the area.
Recommendations
11. This Committee recommends that the request of Mr. Michael Thadeo C. Dizon be
granted and that a resolution be passed granting Sirawan Polomolok Development
Corporation an authority to operate the dressing plant.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED this _________ in the City of Davao, Philippines.

SIGNED BY THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:


COMMITTEE ON RULES, PRIVILEGES, LAWS AND ORDINANCES
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HON. BERNARD E. AL-AG


Chairperson

HON. BONIFACIO E. MILITAR


ALEJANDRE
Vice Chairperson

HON. AL RYAN S.
Member

HON. KARLO S. BELLO


LIBRADO-YAP
Member

HON. LEAH A.
Member

SIGNED BY THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:


COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

HON. MARISSA P. SALVADOR-ABELLA


Chairperson

HON.
RACHEL P. ZOZOBRADO
LIBRADO-YAP
Vice Chairperson

HON. APRIL MARIE C. DAYAP


ADVINCULA JR.
Member

HON. LEAH A.
Member

HON. VICTORIO U.
Member

HON. BERNARD E. AL-AG


Ex-Officio Member
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Republika ng Pilipinas
LUNGSOD NG DABAW
Sangguniang Panlungsod
RESOLUTION NO. __________
Series of 2015

A RESOLUTION GRANTING SIRAWAN POLOMOLOK DEVELOPMENT


CORPORATION AN AUTHORITY TO OPERATE A DRESSING PLANT AT
SIRAWAN, DAVAO CITY

WHEREAS, this pertains to a request from Mr. Michael Thadeo C. Dizon that Sirawan
Polomolok Development Corporation be granted authority to operate the dressing plant
located at Sirawan, Davao City;

WHEREAS, Sirawan Polomolok Development Corporation has been operating for


20 years. During all those years, it was never required to submit an authority to
operate. It was only required to submit said requirement when it tried to renew its
business permit for 2015. Hence, it has been operating in good faith;
WHEREAS, Sirawan Polomolok Development Corporation is duly registered with the
concerned government agencies such as National Meet Inspection Service (NMIS), DENREMB, and the City Health Office;

WHEREAS, the Business Bureau, represented by its current head Atty. Lawrence
Bantiding, admitted that the previous officers of the said office may have
overlooked this requirement;
WHEREAS, the Business Bureau asked for the additional requirement of the
authority to operate granted by the Sanggunian Panlungsod based on the
provisions of Section 368 of the Revenue Code of Davao City in relation to Section
458 paragraph 3 subparagraph (vii) and paragraph 5 subparagraph (ii) of the
Local Government Code of 1991 which provides, respectively:
1) Section 368 of the Revenue Code of Davao City on Place of Slaughter
states that The Slaughter of any kind of animal for sale or consumption of the
public shall be done only in the slaughterhouse unless otherwise authorized by
the City Government and
2) Section 458 paragraph 3 subparagraph (vii) of LGC provides that Upon
approval by a majority vote of all the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod,
grant a franchise to any person, partnership, corporation, or cooperative to do
business within the city; establish, construct, operate and maintain ferries,
wharves, markets or slaughterhouses; or undertake such other activities within
the city as may be allowed by existing laws: Provided, That, cooperatives shall be
given preference in the grant of such a franchise.
3) Section 458 paragraph 5 subparagraph (ii) of the LGC provides that the
Sangguniang Panlungsod shall Establish markets, slaughterhouses or animal
corrals and authorize the operation thereof by the city government; and regulate
the construction and operation of private markets, talipapas or other similar
buildings and structures;
Hence, the aforementioned provisions must be complied with, insofar as the
Business Bureau is concerned;
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WHEREAS, the Committee recommends the approval of this legislative item with
the condition that the operation of the dressing plants shall be limited only to
poultry. Other animals such as, but not limited to, pigs, cows and goat, will not
be slaughtered in the area;
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved as it is hereby to grant Sirawan Polomolok
Development Corporation, as represented by its Manager, Mr. Michael Thadeo C.
Dizon, an authority to operate a dressing plant for poultry at Sirawan, Davao City;
RESOLVED FURTHER, that copies of this Resolution be furnished to the Office of
the Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod, City Mayors Office, the Business
Bureau, Sirawan Polomolok Development Corporation and all other
offices/departments concerned, for their information and guidance.
Done this______________, Davao City, Philippines.

DR. BERNARD E. AL-AG


Floor Leader, 17th Council
Sangguniang Panlungsod
Davao City

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