City padlocks Unicity for lack of biz permit-A A +A
Friday, August 23, 2013
FOR operating without a business permit for the past three years, the Unicity General Merchandise located adjacent to the old Bacolod City Hall on Araneta Street was padlocked on Thursday by the City Legal Office (CLO).
City legal officer, Sarah Villamor directed enforcement unit chief lawyer Cesar Beloria, Jr. to enforce the order that led to the padlocking of the establishment.
Unicity is owned by Julie Co Lim and her establishment violated the law for operating without business permit.
It has not complied with the Tax Ordinance No. 93-001-1993 for the years 2011 to 2013 per certification of Permits and License Division dated July 30, records of the City Government revealed.
"Said establishment is hereby ordered closed until such time that Unicity General Merchandise shall have completely and fully complied with the essential legal requisites for its business operation," Villamor stated in her order.
The CLO Enforcement Unit was also directed to close the entry points or such portions for its business operation. Unicity employs more or less 60 employees. The closure order was received by Jiasheng Zeng, store manager.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 23, 2013.