DAVAO City Councilor Mabel Acosta warned tailoring shops making uniforms of peacekeeping personnel from Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines to secure permit first from security agencies before selling these to civilians.
"I would like to appeal to the tailoring shops also especially magre-renewal na ng business permit, you are not allowed to make uniforms, especially official uniforms of peacekeeping units kung wala kang accreditation," she said.
Acosta said based on existing laws authorities can confiscate the materials and close down establishments if proven that these tailoring shops do not have accreditation in making uniforms.
"Pwede silang hulihin at pwede i-confiscate ang materials pag napatunayan na wala silang accreditation," Acosta said.
She added that those who also buy without authorization from military or police offices can also be held liable.
She said tailoring shops can get authorization from the military and/or police, depending on their product.
Acosta said she is currently working on an ordinance that will regulate the selling of uniforms of law enforcement agencies, including other uniformed personnel.
"Yung other law enforcement agencies, halimbawa City Transport, nag-enforce ka ng traffic regulations. Bawal din bumili pag hindi ka authorized, bawal ka rin gumawa pag wala kang clearance," she said.
Acosta said they have already conducted three coordination meetings.
"Ang ginagawa ng ordinance na ito ay ine-specify yung mechanism, para pareho yung mechanism to both AFP and PNP in application of the city's local ordinance in Davao City," she said.
Acosta said regulation of the selling of uniforms of security personnel and other enforcement offices was first recommended by the Davao City Peace and Order Council as it noted that during the period of Martial Law in Mindanao, members of the New People's Army have acquired military uniforms to harass or intimidate other people.