February 6, 2023

Project proposals for the development of a new slaughterhouse in Pinsao, Baguio City will now be accepted.
This was announced by Mayor Benjamin Magalong during the management committee meeting on Tuesday as part of the priority projects of the city.
The existing abattoir at the Sto. Niño barangay will be transferred to the city’s 8.5-hectare property in Pinsao and the old slaughterhouse area will be turned into a northbound terminal for public utility vehicles as earlier planned.
During the meeting, City Veterinarian Brigit Piok suggested that the city seek design proposals from architecture and engineering students in the city and from there, the selected design will be reviewed for possible funding.
However, Magalong opted for the city to accept unsolicited proposals to hasten the process. Project implementation can either be by administration or through a private-public-partnership method.
Piok said project proposals shall include the building and facilities, machineries, water supply, a sewerage treatment plant, and a separate livestock market from the slaughter’s structure.
One hectare of the Pinsao property will cater to the abattoir while four hectares will be allotted for the development of a waste-to-energy plant.
The more than two decades-old city’s abattoir caters to 300 hogs, 20 cattle, and two goats slaughtered daily which the City Veterinary Office inspect to ensure safety for human consumption. – Jessa Mardy Samidan