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Roger Lao-Lawi
4-13-2014


Store owners asked not to sell cigarettes near schools
The city council did not meet last Monday as some councilors joined the five-day visit from April 7 to 11 of the city’s delegation headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan to Taebaek City, South Korea, Baguio’s sister city.

The trip, which is in keeping with the sisterhood relationship and to keep abreast of the development in various fields of both cities, is also an experience for the delegates to further broaden their knowledge and experience of the diverse culture and the recent management practices and legislations as well as economic developments of foreign countries that are necessary in the enactment and implementation of laws for the benefit of Baguio residents.

In case no changes on its schedule of activities, the city council will hold a joint session with the municipal council of Barlig, Mountain Province on April 21 and with the municipal council of Bani, Pangasinan on April 28. The meetings, which will be held respectively in Barlig and Bani, will focus on sisterhood programs and activities that will strengthen mutual development of the city and the two municipalities on various fields of cooperation particularly on the promotion of the eco-tourism industries.

The council requested through Resolution 53, s. 2014, the city’s 128 barangays to supervise and monitor within their jurisdiction the convenience stores and ambulant vendors not to sell or distribute tobacco products within 100 meters from any point of the perimeter of a school, public playground or other facility frequented particularly by minors.

This is in consonance with the mandate of Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003, which regulates the use, sale, and advertisements of tobacco products to promote a healthy environment and to protect the citizens from the hazards of tobacco smoke without compromising the interest of tobacco farmers, growers, workers, and stakeholders.

The resolution, authored by Councilor Robert Ortega, observed selling and distribution of tobacco products are rampant in various school perimeters, thus it also requested barangays to ensure strict observance of Section 11 of the same Act requiring the point-of-sale establishments distributing or selling tobacco products shall post visible signages stating that “it is unlawful for tobacco products to be sold or distributed to or purchased by person under 18 years of age.”

In line with Ordinance 7, s. of 2006, which mandates the establishment of market days in all barangays of the city, the council requested the mayor in Resolution 59, s. 2014 to task the appropriate offices to conduct an updated inventory and status of satellite markets established outside the central business district in the city.

The summary result of the study which will be submitted to the city council after 30 days will assess and guide any plan of opening up other viable vending opportunities in the barangays not only for livelihood purposes but also to decongest the already crowded public market, which maintenance requires relentless massive cleanup and clearing operations.

“There arises the need to know the specific conditions obtaining in satellite markets established outside the central business district to guide in determining their economic and business worth as barangay livelihood enterprises,” stated the resolution authored by Councilor Elaine Sembrano, chair of the committee on market, trade, and commerce.


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