Barbecue stalls behind City Hall given April deadline


AN OFFICIAL of the Davao City Health Office (CHO) said the owners of the eight barbecue stalls at the back of City Hall were given until the second week of April to close their establishments.

"They (stall owners) were briefed by our City Administrator in front of us and they were informed that they will be there until second week of April," Robert L. Oconer, division chief of Environmental Sanitation of the City Health Office (CHO), told Sun.Star Davao.

"I am so elated because I've been begging for the removal of those structures for four years, literally begging," Oconer said.

He said the stalls have been denied business permits for the past four years because they never passed sanitation standards.

"It will not pass our standards kasi marumi talaga siya tapos meron pang umiihi sa likod, maraming naninigarilyo tapos ang CSSDO (City Social Services and Development Office) palaging nag-rereklamo sa amin," Oconer said.

He said around 70 establishments have also been recommended for closure because of sanitation issues.

Among them are the Davao Medical School Foundation dormitory, a car repair shop inside a residential area and food stalls along Eco-West condominium drive.

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