A TOP official of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has urged village officials in Zamboanga City to legislate an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of “bottled gasoline” in their respective villages.

The call of Chief Inspector Clint Cha, Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD) marshal, came following observations that the sale of gasoline in bottles is rampant in the city’s villages.

Motorcycle-for-hire (habal-habal) drivers are the regular customers of these bottled gasoline.

Cha is tapping the assistance of the village officials since they do not have the authority to prevent the sale much more confiscate the bottled gasoline.

He said the sale of gasoline in bottles, which is prohibited under the Fire Code, is definitely illegal since the Office of the City Mayor don’t issue permit to such kind of business.