The city council requested the City Environment and Parks Management Office (Cepmo) to submit to the legislative body a report on the compliance of the commitments made by organizers or sponsors of bonanzas, market encounters, trade fairs, or similar events that had been conducted in various places in the past months.
Under Resolution 609, s. 2023, the council stated there is a need for Cepmo to ensure that organizers or sponsors of bonanzas, trade fairs, market encounters, or similar events comply with the condition for them to perform projects and activities as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Among the commitments made by the organizers or sponsors of such activities before the council approved their events include the repair or restoration of the fountains at Burnham Park and rehabilitation and beautification of landscapes by providing potted roses and fertilizers.
The body acted on several endorsements from heads of concerned offices on requests for the conduct of bonanzas, market encounters, trade fairs, or similar events with the condition that organizers fulfill their commitments as basis of the approval of their separate requests.
The council will use the Cepmo report on the compliance of organizers and sponsors of their commitments as one of the bases in approving or denying similar requests to conduct the same activities in the coming months, especially that there is a projected influx of requests with the onset of the Yuletide season and the upcoming celebration of the Panagbenga.
Bonanzas, trade fairs, market encounters, or similar events are usually organized in coordination with government agencies and the city government where the organizers or sponsors identify beneficiaries as part of their corporate social responsibility. – PIO release