By Armando Fenequito Jr.
DAVAO CITY – The Santo Tomas Municipal government in Davao del Norte has warned all money remittance establishments in their town of closure if they continue to violate protocols of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Municipal Information Officer Mart Sambalud said, in a statement released on Tuesday, it has come to the attention of the Business Permit and License Section (BPLS) that some money remittance services have not been fully compliant with the implementation of its ECQ.
Sambalud said that, aside from not implementing social distancing, these establishments have been relaxing the rules on the requirement of quarantine passes from claimants of remittances, particularly the One-Time or One-Day Yellow Pass which can only be used for a specific purpose for a stated date.
“(The pass) should not be used by the bearer to get access to other places other than the place stated in the pass,” he said.
” To reason out that your customers were given consideration because their respective barangays did not issue a Yellow QP to them was a convenient excuse but lame , at the same time,” he added.
Sambalud said the municpal government was requesting all these establishments to follow all protocols, otherwise, they will be forced to shut down the operations of erring money remittance services.
He also said these establishments face revocation of business permits and charges if they continue to violate the protocols.