BAGUIO CITY – Owners of night spots operating within the jurisdiction of Salud Mitra and Upper Gen. Luna barangays committed to support the unrelenting and uncompromising campaign of the local government on solid waste management and peacekeeping to maintain law and order in the areas where they do business.
During a recent meeting with Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, it was agreed upon by the establishment owners and barangay officials that they will contribute in the raising of funds to hire the services of barangay tanods to help maintain peace and order in the vicinity of their establishments during their operations.
It was also agreed upon by the establishment owners and barangay officials that it will be their security guards who will have the primary jurisdiction of maintaining peace and order inside their establishments and that the hired barangay tanods will be the ones to extend support services when in need.
However, the concerned departments of the local government will conduct an ocular inspection in all the night establishments to ascertain their compliance to the installation of sufficient sound proofings to lessen the nuisance that disrupt the peace and order in the community, especially during the wee hours of the mornings.
In terms of the compliance of the night establishments to the policy of the local government on the segregation of garbage and the right time to bring out garbage, Domogan ordered the owners of the business establishments to instruct their employees to bring out their garbage only during the collection day to prevent stray animals from scattering the garbage once brought out earlier than the scheduled pick up time.
Earlier, concerned residents in Salud Mitra and Upper Gen. Luna complained to the local government over the alleged loud sound emanating from the night spots operating within their barangays and the alleged occurrence of troubles within the vicinity of the establishments caused by suspected intoxicated customers.
The local chief executive also ordered the temporary closure of one of the establishments in the said barangays after he personally found out that it was operating without the required business permit and instructed the owner to process his permit before his establishment will be allowed to resume operations.
He instructed personnel of the Permits and Licensing Division and the Public Order and Safety Division to closely monitor the operation of the night spots in the two barangays to make sure that those with business permits are the ones that will operate while hose without permits should be remain closed until their owners are able to secure the necessary business permits.
Domogan appealed to business establishment owners and barangay officials in other similarly situated barangays in the city to settle the problems that may arise with the operation of the night spots and not to wait for their problems to worsen before bringing the matter to his attention so that barangay officials will be empowered to settle issues and concerns within their midst in their level so that city officials could attend to more pressing problems of the city.
By Dexter A. See