December 6, 2022

The Baguio City Market Office is continuously looking for defective, unsealed, or uncalibrated weighing scales at the city market to protect consumers from being shortchanged by enterprising vendors.
Market Superintendent Fernando Ragma, Jr. said they are sustaining the weekly monitoring, testing and checking of weighing scales at the public market to protect the welfare of market buyers.
“Weighing scales found to be defective, unsealed or uncalibrated are outrightly confiscated. Those that are still working may be claimed by the owners after having them calibrated and paying fines,” he said.
At present, there are more than 1,400 seized and unclaimed weighing scales accumulated over the years deposited at the market and City Treasury Office.
Ragma said these are scheduled for destruction with the use of a road roller on March 15.
He also advised the public to avail of the services of the timbangang bayan installed at conspicuous places at the market for consumers to countercheck the weight of their goods. – Aileen P. Refuerzo