City Agriculture, Veterinary, Environment and Natural Resources Office

Ms. Christina Sangumay
City Agriculturist

Shall formulate measures for consideration of the sangguniang panlungsod and provide technical assistance and support to the city mayor in carrying out measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and provisions of adequate facilities relative to agricultural services and environment and natural resources as provided under the Local Government Code of 1991;

Shall develop plans and strategies and, upon approval thereof by the city mayor, implement the same, particularly those which have to do with veterinary, agriculture and environment and natural resources programs and projects which the city mayor is empowered to implement and which the sangguniang panlungsod is empowered to provide;

Shall advise the city mayor on all matters pertaining to the slaughter of animals for human consumption and the regulation of slaughter houses;

Shall regulate the keeping of domestic animals;

Shall regulate and inspect poultry, milk and dairy products for public consumption;

Shall enforce all laws, rules and regulations for the prevention of cruelty of animals, agriculture and aquaculture;

Shall take the necessary measures to eradicate, prevent or cure all forms of animal diseases;

Shall be in frontline of the delivery of services concerning the environment and natural resources particularly in the renewal and rehabilitation of the environment, veterinary-related activities such as the outbreak of highly contagious and deadly diseases and in situation resulting in the depletion of animals for work and in human consumption, and agricultural services particularly those needed for the survival of the inhabitants arising from and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters and calamities;

Shall recommend to the sangguniang panlungsod and advise the city mayor on all matters relative to veterinary services which will increase the number and improve the quality of livestock, poultry and other domestic animals used for work or human consumption, all matters relative to the protection, conservation, maximum utilization, application of appropriate technology and other matters related to environment and natural resources and all matters related to agriculture and aquaculture which will improve the livelihood and living conditions of the inhabitants;

Shall establish, maintain, protect and preserve communal forests, watersheds, tree parks, mangroves, greenbelts, commercial forests and similar forest projects like industrial tree farms and agro-forestry projects;

Shall provide extension services to beneficiaries of forest development projects and render assistance for natural resources-related conservation and utilization activities consistent with ecological balance;

Shall promote small scale mining and utilization of mineral resources, particularly mining of gold;

Shall coordinate with government agencies and non-governmental organizations in the implementation of measures to prevent and control land, air and water pollution and those which promote agricultural productivity through appropriate technology compatible with environmental integrity, with the assistance of Department of Environment and Natural Resources;

Shall ensure that maximum assistance and access to resources in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural and aquacultural and marine products are extended to farmers, fisherman and local entrepreneurs;

Shall conduct or cause to be conducted location-specific agricultural researches and assist in making available the appropriate technology arising out of and disseminating information on basic research on crops, prevention and control of plant diseases and pests, and other agricultural matters which will maximize productivity;

Shall assist the city mayor in the establishment and extension services of demonstration farms or aquaculture and marine products.

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