The Pork Shop Opens in Tacloban!

Posted:Jul 6, 2021

Ribbon-cutting ceremony with (L-R) Business Developement Specialist, Ryan Evangelista; Sales and Marketing Manager, Kathleen Chiu; Virginia Farms Inc. President, Mr. Rolando Tambago; Tacloban City Vice Mayor, Hon. Jerry “Sambo” T. Yaokasin; Monav Food Products Corp. owner, Atty. Manuel Montejo Jr.; and The Pork Shop Eastern Visayas Operations Manager, Margreth Montejo.

Tacloban City – Cebu-based meat shop opens its second branch in Leyte to continually supply consumers of the province with fresh local pork amid the continued threat of the African Swine Fever.

After the opening of its first branch in Ormoc City last April, The Pork Shop by Virginia Farms opened another branch in Tacloban City last June 18, 2021 through its franchisee, Monav Food Products Corp.

ASF has affected several towns in Eastern Visayas, mostly in Leyte, when it first hit Abuyog last January.

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The branch is located in F. Torres Street, right at the entrance of Tacloban City Public Market.

Virginia Farms, Inc. president Rolando E. Tambago said the opening of the branch in Tacloban provides consumers in Leyte more access to local pork that’s guaranteed fresh and safe to eat.

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“We operate our own farm in Asturias, Cebu and we also have our own slaughterhouse and meat cutting plant. In all our operations, we practice the highest standard and complies with all government standards,” said Tambago.

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Virginia Farms piggeries have Environmental Compliance Certificate and is currently processing for Good Animal Husbandry Practices Certifications.

The Virginia Slaughterhouse and Meat Plant and its meat cutting plant in Maguikay, Mandaue City are both NMIS-accredited and fully observes the food safety standards imposed by the agency.

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With the opening of its Tacloban branch, The Pork Shop now has a total of 47 branches in Cebu, three (3) in Iloilo, one (1) in Naval, Biliran, and two (2) in Leyte.

More branches are lined up for opening in Leyte and Samar this year as the company continues to expand.

The Pork Shop will also be opening a branch in Balamban, Cebu on July 18, 2021.