THE Cagayan de Oro City Government hopes to achieve strict implementation of city ordinances with the Ordinance Violation Receipts (OVR) -- its new method to go after violators and offenders of city rules and regulations.
Police officers and deputized city hall personnel will start issuing OVRs on December 2, to penalize violators of city ordinances such as littering, open burning, waste segregation, smoke belching, ordinances on health, economic enterprise, and violations filed before the Regulatory and Complaint Board.
City Administrator Teddy Sabuga-a said this strategy would strengthen enforcement of ordinances and would instill discipline among Kagay-anons.
Violators will have to pay the corresponding fine to the City Treasurer's Office. Failure to pay on the due date will face a possible criminal case, he said.
"Once dili ka mobayad, unya mo lapse na siya, file-lan ka ug kaso nga criminal kung mangayo ka nbi and police clearance, naa ka nay record so bayaran nalang gyud," Sabuga-a said.
"We are not after the income which will be generated from this, ang importante nga unta ma-disiplina ang katawhan," he added.
Sabuga-a said clarified that this will not overlap national laws as this will only cover local rules.
He also added that traffic violations will not be included since the Roads and Traffic Administration has its own penal system.