Issue of November 5, 2017

Panagbenga Flower Festival
Other Links:
Market stakeholders to hold IEC on use of reusable bags
by Rimaliza A. Opiña and Jho Arranz

Vendors at the market will be helping the city government in enforcing the plastics ban through an information and education campaign.

While the anti-plastic ordinance allows the use of plastics for wet items, Baguio Market Vendors’ Alliance Consolidated Inc. president Zosimo Abratique said their group is pushing for the zero use of plastic bags by advocating to buyers to bring reusable containers instead.

The ordinance mandates full compliance on the non-use of plastics on April 2018.

“The target is the buyers who prefer using plastic bags because it is convenient,” Abratique said, reiterating that vendors will comply with the ban.

The city council amended the plastic bags ban which now includes Styrofoam.

The implementation of the ordinance will be piloted at the city market tomorrow, Nov. 6.

“It is in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of the residents that this regulation discourages the use of plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers also known as Styrofoam, reduce the cost of solid waste disposal by the city, protect the environment and recover the cost in promoting the use of recyclable paper bags and reusable bags in the city of Baguio,” Acting Mayor Edison Bilog said in Administrative Order 160.

Penalties for violation are reprimand or immediate closure for establishments without business permit for first offense, P1,000 fine for second offense, P3,000 fine and eight hours community service for third offense, and P5,000 fine and suspension of business permit for six months for fourth offense.

Penalties for violation of any of the provision by heads of the city government offices, school administrators, principals and concerned persons in authority will be anchored on Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and other Ethical Standards for Government Officials and Employees, and other local orders and issuances.

The ordinance also provides awards and recognition for those who will sustain compliance.

Your Ad Here

Baguio air quality getting better

Acting mayor forms group for green bldg, urban gardening

PH vows continuous support on saving migratory species

Confab ushers in moves to safeguard wildlife

DOE promotes energy technologies in Sagada

CEPMO to lead Pine Tree Fest Committee

Albergo Hotel and Residences
Baguio Country Club
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Baguio Central University
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Cong. Mark O. Go
Cong. Ronald Cosalan
Department of Education – CAR
Department of Health – CAR
Gov. Crescencio Pacalso
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Narda’s and Sunflower Ridge
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
University of the Philippines Baguio

Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
BSBT College, Inc.
Bureau of Internal Revenue
BVS Colleges
C &Triple A Supermart
Councilor Edgar M. Avila
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Interior and Local Government – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
John Hay Management Corporation
King’s College of the Philippines
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
STI Baguio
Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us  
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries  
Copyright © 2007-2015. All Rights Reserved.