DAGUPAN CITY – In a move to enforce more discipline in the streets, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez vowed to intensify the implementation of various city ordinances that regulates certain behaviors in the streets in line with the thrust of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
However, the city mayor wants a more humanized enforcement of the law.
Mayor Fernandez seeks to sign an Executive Order creating a task force with her as chair person, along with Police Superintendent Christopher N. Abrahano, Chief of Police as Vice Chair Disiplina; and City Population Office Head Leah Aquino as Vice Chair Kalinga.
Would be members are the barangay officials and their tanods; the different departments like the City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Action Service Team, Public Order and Safety Office, Anti Littering Task Force, Waste Management Division, One Stop Business Center, Bantay Ilog and market inspectors.
The task force’ mandate is to implement the city’s comprehensive solid waste management program; curfew hour; measures against flesh trade; dress code for drivers; acts and omissions inimical to cleanliness and sanitation; the conduct of caroling, serenading, combo playing, passion singing activities and prohibiting noise emanating from any singing activity; prohibition of minors drinking liquor or intoxicating beverages; admission of minors in all computer shops during school days; stray animals and other pertinent city ordinance like the Children’s Development Code of Dagupan City and other national and local laws all with corresponding penalty provisions.
Under the comprehensive solid waste management ordinance, dumping of solid waste in the highway, streets, alley or road, public parks, recreation areas, river, creek coastal waters or other waters of the city is prohibited and is punishable by a fine of P1,000 for the first offense, P2,000 for the second offense and P3,000 for the third offense or an imprisonment of 15 days to six months.
On acts and omissions inimical to cleanliness and sanitation, spitting and discharging mucus in public beyond the waste receptacles; urinating and defecating in places other than designated comfort rooms,including vandalism, are penalized with fines and community services.