Are you in favor of prohibiting new commercial-scale poultry and livestock ventures in Naga City?
The Office of the City Mayor sent to the Sangguniang Panlungsod a draft ordinance dubbed Naga City Piggery and Poultry Farm Ordinance. A copy of which can be found here: .
Among the salient features of the aforementioned is the prohibition on the granting of permit to new commercial farm hauling and/or expanding poultry and piggery farm. The proposed ordinance also provides operational guidelines on existing poultry and piggery farms,such as, among others, construction of waste water treatment plant, establishment of biogas digester in piggery farms and putting up of nets or burlak underneath poultry houses.
The proposed ordinance aims to mitigate the negative effects of commercial livestock production on public health and environment. There have been reports of fly infestations in the upland barangays of Naga due to unregulated commercial livestock production. Livestock and poultry farms also emit considerable amounts of ammonia, carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide which contribute to global warming.
Given this, let us hear from you - our dear Nagueňos - of your opinion on the proposed ordinance. Read the ordinance and share us your thoughts.