|Mangaldan Mayor Bonafe de Vera-Parayno |
poses for posterity with the newly donated
meat shop equipment and machine for
the town. The equipment has a bone
cutter and vacuum packaging features.
MANGALDAN – With a meat shop complete with meat cutter and vacuum packing machine this town succulent tapa (dried meat) industry has been reinvigorated under the Parayno Administration.
Mayor Bonafe de Vera-Parayno said the equipment and machine donated recently by the Department of Trade & Industry to this burgeoning town in central Pangasinan will attract customers in and out of the province to patronize the vaunted meat industry.
“Gusto mo magpadala ng tapa sa Manila naka vacuum charged na for a few pesos only,” she quipped.
Vacuum packaging is a method that removes air from the package prior to sealing. It can involve both rigid and flexible types of packaging. The intent is usually to remove oxygen from the container to extend the shelf life of foods and, with flexible package forms, to reduce the volume of the contents and package.
She said the “tapa” through the vacuum packing will extend the life span of the meat up to six months. For a few pesos people can now send it abroad without worrying that it can be soiled in flight or in ship.
Mayor Parayno explained that patrons of this town’s run Mangaldan Meat & Fish Processing Company (MMFPC) can avail the company’s bone cutter too.
“Pag bumili kayo ng tepak tepak na bones like bulalo hindi na kayo uuwi at e chop sa bahay niyo, sa meat shop na mismo pa cut niyo na with the same sizes for a few pesos only”.
She said presently the vacuum packing is a monopoly of this town in the province.
A source who asked not to be named praised Parayno on her vision to have a double whammy project every time she introduces one. “Gaya ng meat processing company that generates employment, kalakalan ng tapa industry namin na income –generating pa sa kaban ng bayan. The same with her proposed multi-purpose function hall sa third floor ng municipio, the Urgent Care Clinic, and the swimming pool at the MNHS (Mangaldan National High School) – all of them are intended for free for the public and in some cases minimal fees are going to be charged to private individuals who are capable to pay,” he stressed.
De Vera –Parayno will have her first 100 days in office ceremony at the plaza here on October 8 this year. (MCO)