MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Thursday ordered the conduct of intensified inspection in public markets following the seizure of thousands of kilograms of “botcha” or spoiled meat in the capital city since July this year.
Report from the Manila Veterinary Inspection Board presented on Thursday showed that since July 1, around 2,689 kilograms of spoiled beef shanks, pork and chicken meat were seized by authorities from different areas in Manila.
Hot meat are food items that did not pass proper inspection and are deemed unsafe for consumption.
Mayor Isko also ordered concerned local agencies to set up checkpoints in the entry and exit points of Manila Harbor to prevent the entry of spoiled meat to the city.
He also urged the public to be cautious and observant when buying meat products.
Domagoso also called on meat vendors to join in the city government’s campaign against botcha and to make sure to only sold food products from accredited meat establishments. (RRD with details from Harlene Delgado)
According to their research several extracts from horn snails (Telescopium telescopium) may prevent angiogenesis or formation of blood vessels from pre-existing ones.
“By preventing this process to occur, cancer cells are starved and do not grow and spread,” according to the study.
The study was published in journal Acta Medica Philippina last month.
“This study evaluated the potential antiangiogenic activity of Telescopium telescopium or locally known as Bagongon. It is highly abundant in the country and consumed as food by the locals,” the study further reads.
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