of the Philippines
METROPOLITAN MANILA COMMISSION
OFFICE OF THE VICE GOVERNOR
THE KILLING, SELLING, OR OFFERING
FOR SALE OF ANY DOG FOR FOOD, THE
STORING OR OFFERING OF DOG MEAT
FOR SALE WITHIN METRO MANILA, THE
TRANSPORTING OF DOGS AND/OR DOG
MEAT TO AND FROM METRO MANILA, PROVIDING
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
there is a public clamor not only in the Metro
Manila area but also in the entire country for
the proper treatment and protection of dogs, which
are man's faithful pet and companion in the home.
the Metropolitan Manila Commission has intensified
its campaign for canine protection in the face
of the growing dog meat trade in the country with
Metro Manila as the entry point of dogs transported
by ships, motor vehicles and trains from all directions:
there is a need for an ordinance for canine protection
which shall have a uniform application in all
cities and municipalities in Metro Manila.
THEREFORE, be it ordained by this Commission that:
Killing and/or Selling of Dogs Prohibited. - The
killing and selling of dogs for food, and for
any other purpose not hereinafter authorized,
or the storing, selling or offering for sale of
dog meat in restaurants, hotels, inns, boarding
houses, and other eating places, or in any other
place within Metro Manila is hereby prohibited:
PROVIDED, however, that this prohibition shall
not apply when there is a good and valid cause
for the killing, or where the dog to be killed
is a mad dog or on afflicted with an incurable
disease in which case, the dog should b killed
humanely and disposed of in accordance with existing
Transshipment of Dogs and Storage and Keeping
of Dog Meat. - It is likewise prohibited for any
person to ship or cause to b shipped or transported
any dog to or from Metro Manila, except where
the shipment of the animal is for a good and valid
purpose as where the same shall be kept and cared
for as a pet, but in such case the transported
animals shall each be placed in a suitable cage.
Any person desiring to transport any dog to Metro
Manila must first bring such dog to a veterinarian
or a licensed animal clinic for anti-rabies vaccination,
unless it has already been immunized and shall
register the same pursuant to Section 5 hereof.
is also prohibited for any person to bring in
dog meat from any point outside Metro Manila and
to store the same in any place or storage within
Metro Manila, or transship such meat through any
exit point in Metro Manila.
3. Cruelty to Dogs. - It is prohibited
for any person in Metro Manila to torture or torment
a dog or, for any owner to cruelly neglect to
provide said animal with necessary sustenance
or shelter or to cruelly beat or mutilate the
same, or for any person who, while transporting
a dog to or from Metro Manila, shall do it in
any manner that is tantamount to torturing or
tormenting the animal or cruelly neglecting to
provide it with the necessary sustenance or shelter.
Vaccination. - All dog owners within Metropolitan
Manila shall submit their dogs for anti-rabies
vaccination by a licensed private or government
veterinarian initially three (3) months immediately
after birth, or within five (5) days from arrival
within the area unless previously immunized and
regularly thereafter as determined by a competent
veterinary officer. The owner shall at all times
be prepared to present a current certificate of
vaccination to the proper authorities upon demand.
SECTION 5. Registration.
- All dogs within Metro Manila shall be registered
with the Office of the Barangay Chairman concerned
within one (1) week after birth or within five
(5) days from date of arrival within the barangay
if the same was brought from elsewhere. A registration
fee of One Peso and Fifty Centavos (P150.00) for
each dog registered shall be charged for the purpose,
the same to be paid to the Office of the Barangay
Treasurer, Fifty Centavos (P0.50) of which shall
form part of the barangay fund, Fifty Centavos
(P0.50) to be remitted to the City/Municipal Treasurer
concerned and Fifty Centavos (P0.50) to the Metro
Manila Commission, the same to constitute as a
special fund to implement the Ordinance.
SECTION 6. Creation
of a Committee - There is hereby created a Committee
to be known as the Committee on Canine Protection.
It shall be composed of a Chairman and two (2)
members to be appointed by the Governor of Metro
Manila and which shall oversee and supervise the
implementation hereof. The Committee is authorized
and empowered to call upon any official or employee
in the Metro Manila Commission and in the cities
and municipalities under its jurisdiction for
such assistance as may be necessary and for similar
assistance invite the representatives of private
associations concerned with the welfare, care
and health of dogs.
7. Donations. - In order to carry out
effectively the aims and objectives of the Ordinance,
the Metropolitan Manila Commission may accept
donations in cash or in kind, from any foreign
international organization or body as well as
from Filipino citizens residing abroad or in the
Philippines , and from government and private
entities within the Philippines.
SECTION 8. Establishments
of Dog Kennels. - The establishment of dog kennels
within Metro Manila is hereby authorized. The
dog kennels, as far as practicable, shall be located
in a central point of Metropolitan Manila area
and shall serve as the Central Pound for dogs
which may be confiscated or impounded under this
SECTION 9. Penalties.
- Any person found guilty of violating Sections
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 thereof, shall be punished by
a fine of not less than One Hundred Pesos (P100.00)
and not more than Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000.00)
or imprisonment of not more than six (6) months,
or both, such fine and imprisonment at the discretion
of the court.
In the case of violation of Section 2, the dogs
or dog meat being transshipped shall, in addition,
be confiscated and impounded or disposed of by
the Committee on Canine Protection.
10. Collection of Flames and Penalties.
- The fines imposed for violation of this Ordinance
shall be paid to the City or Municipal Treasurer
concerned in the Metro Manila area who shall turn
over the same to, and shall accrue as a special
fund of, the Metro Manila Commission to be expended
in the implementation of this Ordinance.
Appropriation. - The sum of One Hundred Thousand
Pesos (P100,000.00) is hereby appropriated out
of the revenues of the Metro Manila Commission
as an initial outlay for the implementation of
this Ordinance. Thereafter, the funds to be used
for the purposes of this Ordinance shall come
from the subsequent appropriations in the budget
of the Metro Manila Commission and from donations,
fees and fines collected hereunder.
Clause. - If for any reason any section or provision
of this Ordinance is declared illegal or unconstitutional,
other Sections or provisions hereof which are
not affected thereby shall continue to be in full
force and effect.
Repealing Clause. - All ordinances, rules and
regulations of cities and municipalities in Metropolitan
Manila which are inconsistent herewith are hereby
repealed or modified accordingly.
Effectivity. - This Ordinance shall take effect
upon its approval.
DONE IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES, this 8th day of July
in the Year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-two.
BY AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR:
(SGD.) ISMAEL A. MATHAY, JR.