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City dad wants submission of contingent plan as additional requirement in Vigan

VIGAN CITY – Through a proposed ordinance Councilor Loreto Quibilan batted for the submission of a contingent plan as additional requirements in securing a mayor’s permit in stage concerts, shows or any event to be conducted in a closed building.

VIGAN CITY – Through a proposed ordinance Councilor Loreto Quibilan batted for the submission of a contingent plan as additional requirements in securing a mayor’s permit in stage concerts, shows or any event to be conducted in a closed building.

According to Quibilan, there is an ardent need to have such a contingent plan as an additional requirement so as to ensure the safety and well-being of the audience or viewing public in case an untoward incident occurs in the said area.

“This contingent plan must indicate strategic measures to evade danger during fire and stampede which should be included herein as part of the requirement,” the city councilor said.

Quibilan also said that these additional requirements would prevent the occurrence of untoward incidents which might cause harm and endanger the audience, like what happened in a popular live TV program in Metro-Manila.

Quibilan presented the measure for the council’s consideration and approval on the second reading, but it was deferred due to lack of time.

The draft ordinance was again calendared as one of the businesses for the day in the next regular session of the city council.

Meanwhile, city dads want BJMP improved in Vigan City.

Councilor Constante Benzon, chairman of the committee on peace and order and public safety, and principal author, filed a draft resolution for this purpose during the City council’s regular session here recently.

Earlier, several city councilors have requested First District Congressman Salacnib F. Baterina to allocate funds for the construction of a separate BJMP building.

“There’s really a need to provide a wider space for the BJMP to avoid jail congestion. As we see it, more inmates are expected to be in, hence we must not wait for that scenario before we act,” Benzon said.

The said measure was approved in its second and final reading.

Meanwhile, lone lady councilor Germelina S. Goulart, chair of the committee on transportation, has batted for the regulation of carbonated two-stroke engines particularly the tricycles for hire plying here.

Goulart said the regulation of carbonated two-stroke engines is a corrective measure to minimize pollution which is attributed to the proliferation of tricycles for hire and other motorized public utility vehicles plying in this city.

“It is the duty of every local government unit to provide an environment-friendly atmosphere in the community and to safeguard the citizens from the ill-effects of pollution,” the lady councilor noted.

It may be recalled that there was a move to gradually phase out the carbonated two-stroke engines in Vigan. However, another proposal was submitted to regulate them through the use of a device called “retrofit”. This preventive device does not only regulate gas emission, but is also economical in fuel consumption.

The said device was invented by Envirofit which is engaged in the manufacture of anti-pollutant devices and other related gadgets.

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