MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno ordered the business permits bureau to close down establishments that will be found selling meat and meat products smuggled from China, after such items were presented to him in City Hall by a joint team from the veterinary inspection board and the national meat inspection service.
Also yesterday, Moreno created a special enforcement squad that will push the city’s campaign against “botcha” or hot meat, noting that many confiscations have been made in the past weeks.
Moreno said that unlike before when all they do is confiscate, this time the owner will be charged and the establishment concerned will be closed.
“Lahat ng tindahan na magca-cater ng illegal na karne laluna galing China na di allowed, i-withdraw na ang business permit ng mga ‘yan. We will continuously protect the interest of the public especially since pagkain ‘yan. Isara na lang ang buong negosyo kasi magpapalusot lang nang magpapapalusot ang mga ‘yan. Tutal mahilig sila sa iligal,” he said.