Public hearing for La Trinidad set September 4-A A +A
Monday, August 26, 2013
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Public consultations are up for proposed laws in the Valley.
Set on September 4, proposals by Councilor Roderick Awingan will be discussed in public in hopes to get feedback from stakeholders.
Awingan said proposed laws on anti-smoking as well as the ordinance regulating establishments operating and maintain bars, restaurants and places of amusement serving alcoholic beverages in the Valley will be made.
Another law to be tackled is the proposal to mandate the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV), video monitoring devices and similar equipment in all commercial and service establishment as well as government offices to ensure security for all.
The anti smoking law proposed by Awingan months ago aims to designate smoking areas in the valley and prevent the youth from smoking tobacco.
The law bans smoking in "all enclosed places included which do not opt to declare their establishments or place as totally free from smoking and where smoking may expose a person other than the smoker to the tobacco smoke, the owner, proprietor, operator, possessor, manager or administrator or such places shall establish smoking and non smoking area. Such areas may include designated areas within the building, which may be in an open space or separate area with proper ventilation, but shall not be located within the same room that has been designated as a non-smoking-area."
Another law, the controversial liquor ordinance, has halted serving alcoholic beverages in the Valley from 8 p.m.
The proposed the ordinance bats to regulate establishments operating and maintain bars, restaurants and places of amusement serving alcoholic beverages in the Valley
All of the proposed laws will be heard next month in the hope there will be public participation as well as feedback.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 27, 2013.