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Benguet town councilors to regulate junkshops along Kennon Road, Marcos Highway

Jul 17, 2015 @ 12:46

Two municipal councilors in Tuba, Benguet want to regulate the operation of junkshops along Kennon Road and Marcos Highway.

Councilors Adora Gabino and Maria Carantes noted that junkshops have proliferated along the two highways, becoming eyesores for visiting tourists.

In co-authoring proposed Ordinance No. 242, Gabino said they only want to ensure that these establishments comply with the zoning, health, safety and environmental laws and regulations of Tuba town.

“As to health and sanitation, there is a need to maintain cleanliness within the perimeters of the junkshops and ensure that they do not become eyesores,” she added.

The ordinance will also safeguard the source of materials sold and guarantees that these are bought legally, Gabino further added, citing reports that road traffic signs and other materials are looted and sold in these junkshops.

Under the proposed ordinance, a joint inspection team will conduct regular inspection and monitoring of junkshops and related activities to make sure they have complied with the provisions of the ordinance.

The measure has been referred to the provincial board’s committee on trade and industry for further study and appropriate action.

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