P100,000 worth of botcha seized in Manila

The Manila Veterinary Inspection Board (VIB) on Thursday, July 25, seized more than P100,000 worth of “botcha” in several markets in the nation’s capital.

Manila VIB personnel presented to Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso about 105 kilograms of goat meat worth more than P84,000 this morning and 167 kilograms of chicken worth more than P21,000.

Dr. Nick Santos, VIB inspector, said the spoiled chicken meat was seized at Pampanga Market in Tondo, Manila during a routine inspection at around 6:00 am.

The spoiled goat meat, Dr. Santos said, was seized at Arranque Market in Sta. Cruz, Manila during a routine inspection at around 3:30 am.

The persistent routine inspections by the Manila VIB were launched in line with the Mayor’s marching order to intensify the local government’s anti-botcha campaign.

(Photos by K. R. De Asis/MPIO)