16 establishment shuttered in Baguio for various offenses

Published March 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Zaldy Comanda 

BAGUIO CITY – The Permits and Licensing Division and Public Order and Safety Division of the city government clampdown 16 business establishments around the city market for violation of Tax Ordinance 2000-001, Thursday.

The Permits and Licensing Division and Public Order and Safety Division of the city government clampdown 16 business establishments around the city market for violation of Tax Ordinance 2000-001, March 5, 2020. (The Permits and Licensing Division and Public Order and Safety Division of the city government clampdown 16 business establishments around the city market for violation of Tax Ordinance 2000-001, March 5, 2020. (POSD /via Zaldy Comanda / MANILA BULLETIN)The Permits and Licensing Division and Public Order and Safety Division of the city government clampdown 16 business establishments around the city market for violation of Tax Ordinance 2000-001, March 5, 2020. (The Permits and Licensing Division and Public Order and Safety Division of the city government clampdown 16 business establishments around the city market for violation of Tax Ordinance 2000-001, March 5, 2020. (POSD /via Zaldy Comanda / MANILA BULLETIN)
The Permits and Licensing Division and Public Order and Safety Division of the city government clampdown 16 business establishments around the city market for violation of Tax Ordinance 2000-001, March 5, 2020. (POSD /via Zaldy Comanda / MANILA BULLETIN)

Mayor Benjamin Magalong, said 13 eateries, which were also operating as bars in a building beside Block 4 of the Baguio City Public Market, were found to have violated the city ordinance against selling or serving liquor in stalls, booths within the market area.

He also said other establishments were also ordered closed including a convenience store, which was operating without permit; a lumpia manufacturer for lack of permit and unsanitary inspection; and a bingo joint also for lack of permit.

Licensing Division Chief Allan Abayao, said the eateries have earlier been advised against serving liquor when they renewed their permits last January, but they did not comply.

Their blatant disregard for the law, coupled by a recent stabbing incident in the area, prompted Magalong to immediately order the closure of the establishments.

Records showed that during the strict implementation against erring business establishments, Magalong closed down 1,872 establishments in 2019, and 47 closure orders were signed this first quarter of this year.

 

 
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