After forty one years, Dr. Minda S. Manantan the Executive Director National Meat Inspection Service, bids goodbye to public service. In a turn-over ceremony held last June 30 at the NMIS Salvador H. Escudero III Hall, Dr. Manantan turned over the manning of NMIS affairs to Atty. Beata Obsioma, the incumbent Deputy Executive Director.
Dr. Manantan started her illustrious career in 1975 when she was hired by the Bureau of Animal Industry as an emergency employee. She eventually got a permanent appointment in 1977. She was hired as a research veterinarian at the National Meat Inspection Service (formerly National Meat Inspection Commission) in 1979. From then on, it was an upward climb for Dr. Manantan. She was appointed as a Meat Control Officer in 1983, and after only three years, she got the Supervising Meat Control Officer position. She was appointed as Regional Meat Control Officer, the equivalent of a regional director, in 1989. After eleven years of service at the NMIS regional office, Dr. Manantan was appointed as the NMIS Deputy Executive Director in 2000. After a brief stint as an Officer in Charge at the Office of the Executive Director in 2005, she eventually was appointed as a full-pledged Executive Director in 2012.