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Republic of the Philippines

CITY OF CAGAYAN DE ORO

OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL


(08822) 724854; (088) 857-4029; 857-4035; 857-2048

ORDINANCE NO. 13121 - 2016


AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING ANY PERSON FROM SELLING AND RETAILING UNSAFE AND
SUB-STANDARD LIQUID PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN THE CITY USING SODA OR PLASTIC
BOTTLE, JUGS AND OTHER SIMILAR PORTABLE CONTAINERS, PROVIDING PENALTY FOR
VIOLATION THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Whereas, safety and protection of the people is foremost and primordial concern of the
government as embodied in the 1987 Constitution and the Local Government Code of 1994;
Whereas, liquid petroleum fuels are highly combustible and flammable products that eventually
cause fire, health risk due to inhalation of hazardous fumes and contribute undesirable effects to the
environment that subsequently requires proper storage and handling as provided under the Fire Code
of the Philippines;
Whereas, the proliferation and rampant selling of retailed-liquid petroleum products are obvious
and may be sourced from illegal activities such as smuggling, pilferage and theft which deprive the City
Government of revenue from the business permit, licensing, pump calibration fee and other charges
which are collected from legitimate-pumping gas stations;
Whereas, peddling and vending of liquid fuels anywhere other than in legitimate-pumping gas
stations may deny the public of the proper quality and quantity of the products they purchase;
Now therefore:
BE IT ORDAINED by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Cagayan de Oro City in session assembled
that:
SECTION 1. Title. This Ordinance shall be known as Illegal Bote-bote Retailing of Liquid
Petroleum Products Ordinance of 2016.
SECTION 2. Definition of Terms Whenever used in this Ordinance the following terms shall be
construed as follows:
A) Li q u i d Pe t ro l e u m Pro d u cts - s h a l l m e a n a n d re fe r to a s pe t ro l e u m pro du cts th a t a re
fl a m m a b l e l i q u i ds s u ch a s ga s o l i n e , k e ro s e n e a n d di e s e l a n d co m b u s t i b l e l i q u i d p ro du cts
fo rm e d i n th e co u rs e o f re fi n i n g c ru de pe t ro l e u m th ro u g h di s ti l l a ti o n , cra ck i n g, s o l ve n t
re fi n i n g a n d ch e m i ca l t re a tm e n t co m i n g o u t a s pri m a r y s to ck s fro m th e re fi n e ry a n d s o l d
th ro u gh re ta i l o u tl e ts ;
B) Re ta i l O u tl e t s h a l l re fe r to a ga s o l i n e s ta ti o n , o u tl e t , fa ci l i t y o r b u s i n e s s e s ta b l i s h m e n t
w h i ch s e l l s o r di s pe n s es l i q u i d pe tro l e u m pro d u cts di re ctl y to i n di vi d u a l e n d u s e r/s o r to
th e pu b l i c;
C) Re ta i l i n g s h a l l re fe r to th e a c t o f s e l l i n g a n d/o r di s pe n s i n g l i q u i d pe tro l e u m pro du c ts
di re c tl y to i n di vi du a l e n d u s e rs o r to th e pu b l i c;
D ) Bo te -Bo te s h a l l re fe r to t h e m a n n e r o f re ta i l i n g l i q u i d pe t ro l e u m pro du cts i n s o da
b o ttl e s , pl a s ti c co n ta i n e r s , ju gs a n d o th e r s i m i l a r po rta b l e co n ta i n e rs n o t i n te n de d o r
s u i te d fo r s to ri n g, h a n d l i n g a n d di s pe n s i n g l i q u i d pe t ro l e u m p ro du c ts ;
E) Ta s k Fo r ce s h a l l re f e r to a gro u p c re a te d a n d fo rm e d i n th i s o rd i n a n ce w h o s e du ti e s
a n d fu n cti o n s a re th e re w i th de fi n e d.
F ) Pe ddl e r a n i n di vi du a l w h o re ta i l s a n d s e l l s l i q u i d pe t ro l e u m p ro du c t s .
SECTION 3. Retailing. - Any person engaged or intending to engage in the retailing of liquid
petroleum products shall comply with the following minimum standards:
A. Th e re ta i l i n g o f l i q u i d pe tro l e u m p ro du c ts s h a l l b e co n du cte d i n du l y a ppro ve d pre m i s e s
w i th a n i n i ti a l m i n i m u m l o t a re a o f 1 0 0 s q u a r e m e te rs a n d w h e re ve h i cl e s b e i n g s e r vi ce d
s h a l l a t a l l ti m e s b e i n s i de th e du l y a p pro ve d b u s i n e s s pre m i s e s ;

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CITY OF CAGAYAN DE ORO

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B. Th e re ta i l i n g o f l i q u i d pe t ro l e u m p ro du c ts s h a l l o n l y b e ca rri e d o u t th ro u gh fi xe d a n d
pe rm a n e n t di s pe n s i n g pu m ps du l y a p pro ve d b y th e ci t y go ve rn m e n t a n d D e pa rtm e n t o f
En e r gy ;
C. Th e o w n e r a n d /o r o pe ra to r o f th e re ta i l o u tl e t m u s t po s s e s s va l i d p e rm i ts , l i ce n s e s a n d
ce rti fi ca ti o n fo r th e r e ta i l i n g, s to ra ge , h a n d l i n g, tra n s fe r a n d /o r d i s pe n s i n g o f l i q u i d
pe tro l e u m p ro du cts fro m th e Ci ty M a yo r s O ffi ce ;
D . Th e co n s tru cti o n a n d o pe ra ti o n o f t h e re ta i l o u tl e t m u s t co m pl y w i th a l l a ppl i ca b l e l a w s ,
ru l e s , re gu l a ti o n s a n d c i ty o rd i n a n ce s ;
SECTION 4. Fuel Storage, Handling, Transfer and/or Dispensing. - The storage, handling,
transfer and/or dispensing of liquid petroleum products shall be subject to the following:
A. Li q u i d pe t ro l e u m p ro du cts s h a l l b e tra n s fe r re d o n l y f ro m u n de r g ro u n d ta n k s b y m e a n s o f
fi xe d pu m ps de s i gn e d a n d e q u i ppe d to a l l o w th e co n tro l o f th e fl o w a n d pre ve n t l e a k a ge
o r a c ci de n ta l di s c h a r ge ;
B. Li q u i d pe tro l e u m p ro d u cts s h a l l n o t b e di s p e n s e d fro m a b o ve -g ro u n d ta n k s , po r ta b l e
ta n k s , ta n k ve h i cl e s , d ru m s , b a rre l s o r s i m i l a r co n ta i n e rs , e .g . Bo te - b o te , i n to th e f u e l
ta n k s o f m o to r ve h i cl e s o r co n ta i n e rs ;
C. Th e pro du c t s u c ti o n l i n e s o f s to ra ge ta n k s s h a l l b e e l e va te d a t l e a s t f o u r (4 ) i n ch e s f ro m
th e b o tto m o f th e ta n k t o a vo i d w a te r dra w -o f f w i th th e p ro du ct;
D . Th e di s ch a r ge o f l i q u i d pe t ro l e u m p ro du cts i n to o r u po n a n y s t re e t , h i gh w a y, d ra i n a ge
ca n a l o r di t ch , s to rm dr a i n o r fl o o d co n tro l ch a n n e l , ri ve r, cre e k o r w a te rw a y, o r u po n th e
gro u n d s h a l l b e s t ri c tl y pro h i b i te d.
SECTION 5. Task Force Bote-Bote:
1 . A Ta s k Fo rce Bo te - Bo t e i s h e re b y c re a te d a n d to b e co m po s e d o f th e fo l l o w i n g:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.

Ci ty T re a s u re r H e a d o f th e Ta s k Fo rce ;
Ci ty Po l i ce D i re cto r V i ce -H e a d o f t h e Ta s k Fo rce ;
Ci ty Fi re M a rs h a l l ;
As s o ci a ti o n o f Ba ra n ga y Co u n ci l P re s i de n t o r h i s /h e r re pre s e n ta ti ve ;
Ro a ds a n d Tra ffi c Adm i n i s tra ti o n H e a d /O ve rs e e r ;
Ci ty Eq u i pm e n t D e po t M a n a ge r ;
Ci ty Le ga l O f fi ce r
Fi ve (5 ) pe rs o n n e l fro m th e Ci t y T re a s u re r s O ffi ce du l y de s i gn a t e d b y th e Ci ty
Tre a s u re r ;
I . Th re e (3 ) Po l i ce O ffi ce r s du l y de s i gn a te d b y th e Ci ty Po l i ce D i re cto r ;
J . Fi ve (5 ) RT A pe rs o n n e l du l y de s i gn a te d b y th e RTA H e a d /O ve rs e e r ;
K . Th re e (3 ) Ci t y Eq u i pm e n t D e po t pe rs o n n e l du l y de s i gn a te d b y th e Ci ty Eq u i pm e n t
D e po t M a n a ge r ;
L . Pu n o n g Ba ra n ga y(s ) o f th e b a ra n ga y(s ) w h e r e th e re i s /a re b o te -b o te a s e x -o ffi ci o
m e m b e r(s ).
Personnel from the City Treasurers Office as may be designated by the Head of the
Task Force shall act as Secretariat thereof to assist the Task Force during meetings,
inspections and other activities, and to collect data and file records necessary in the
performance of the functions of the Task Force.
2 . Ro l e s , du ti e s a n d fu n cti o n s o f th e Ta s k Fo rce :

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A. Th e Ta s k Fo rce s h a l l h o l d re gu l a r m e e ti n gs t o b e s e t a n d de te rm i n e d b y th e m a s to
th e da y, ti m e a n d ve n u e ;
B. Re co m m e n d i s s u a n ce o f Exe cu ti ve O r de r to th e Ci ty M a yo r i f n e ce s s a ry to i n te n s i f y
a n d s t re n g th e n th e i m pl e m e n ta ti o n o f th i s o r di n a n ce o r o th e r re l a te d l a w s a n d m a y
pro po s e a n y a m e n dm e n ts th e re o f;
C. I n s pe ct, pl a n a n d m o n i to r th e e n ti re a re a o f th e Ci t y to de te rm i n e th a t n o i l l e ga l
re ta i l i n g o f pe tro l e u m p ro du c ts i s e xi s ti n g;
D . Th e Ta s k Fo rce s h a l l a ppro a ch w i th co u r te s y a n y pe rs o n /s w h o m th e y b e l i e ve fo u n d
vi o l a ti n g th i s o rdi n a n ce a n d i n fo rm h i m /h e r re g a rdi n g s u c h vi o l a ti o n ;
E. Th e Ta s k Fo rce s h a l l w e a r pro pe r u n i fo rm a n d i de n ti fi ca ti o n ca r d w h e n e ve r th e y
co n du ct s u ch o pe ra ti o n ;
F . Th e Ta s k Fo rce s h a l l c o n fi s ca te a l l s to ck s o f l i q u i d pe tro l e u m p ro du cts fo u n d i n th e
vi ci n i ty w h i ch a re s u b je ct o f i l l e ga l re ta i l i n g a n d ve n di n g;
G . Th e Ta s k Fo rce s h a l l m a k e i n ve n to ri e s o f a l l c o n fi s ca te d m a te ri a l s du l y s i gn e d b y th e
co n fi s ca ti n g h e a d o f th e ta s k fo rce a n d th e pe rs o n /s b e i n g i n ve s ti ga te d a n d s h a l l b e
w i tn e s s e d b y a Ba ra n ga y O f fi ci a l o f th e b a ra n ga y w h e re th e i n te rro ga ti o n a n d
co n fi s ca ti o n w a s m a de ;
H . I n ve n to r y re po rt s h a l l b e a cco m pl i s h e d i n fi ve (5 ) pa ge s a n d i t s h a l l b e fu rn i s h e d to
th e pe rs o n /s b e i n g i n te rro ga te d, th e Ba ra n ga y O ffi ci a l , th e Ci t y M a y o rs O ffi ce , Ci t y
Le ga l O ffi ce a n d Ci t y T re a s u re r fo r fi l e a n d re f e re n ce ;
I . Al l co n fi s ca te d l i q u i d p e tro l e u m pro du c ts s h a l l b e tu rn e d-o ve r to th e Ci ty Eq u i pm e n t
D e po t w i th co r re s po n d i n g re ce i p t a n d a tta c h e d i n ve n to r y pa pe r f o r k e e pi n g a n d
s to ri n g o f s u ch m a te ri a l a n d i f th e re i s n o l e ga l re s t ra i n t a f te r th e l a p s e o f t h i r ty (3 0 )
da ys f ro m i ts co n fi s ca ti o n , th e s a i d m a te ri a l s h a l l a u to m a ti c a l l y b e co m e th e pro pe r ty
o f th e ci ty go ve rn m e n t;
3 . Cu s to d y a n d s to ra ge o f co n fi s ca te d l i q u i d pe t ro l e u m pro du cts :
A. Th e Ci ty Eq u i pm e n t D e po t s h a l l b e th e cu s to di a n , k e e pe r a n d i n -ch a rge o f a l l
co n fi s ca te d l i q u i d pe t ro l e u m pro du cts i n th e ci ty;
B. Th e Ci t y Eq u i p m e n t D e po t s h a l l co n s tru c t a n d e s ta b l i s h a s ys te m fo r s a fe t y s to ra ge
a n d h a n dl i n g o f th e co n fi s ca te d l i q u i d pe tro l e u m pro du c ts i n co n s o n a n ce o f th e Fi re
Sa fe t y Co de o f th e Ph i l i ppi n e s ;
C. Th e di s po s i ti o n a n d tra n s fe r o f th e co n fi s ca te d l i q u i d pe tro l e u m p ro du c ts s h a l l h a ve a
m e m o ra n du m o r de r i s s u e d b y th e Ci ty M a yo r ;
D . Re po r ti n g a n d i n ve n to ry o f t h e co n fi s ca te d l i q u i d pe tro l e u m m a te ri a l s s h a l l b e
u n de rta k e n re gu l a rl y a n d t h e Ci ty M a yo r s h a l l b e fu rn i s h e d s u ch co p y i n cl u di n g th e
Ta s k Fo rce i ts e l f.
SECTION 6. Budgetary Allocation. There shall be a regular appropriation in the Annual
Budget allocated for the operational expenses of the Task Force. For this purpose, the City Treasurer
in consultation with the members thereof shall submit the annual budget of the Task Force.
SECTION 7. Prohibited Acts and Penalty Clause. - Any person, natural or juridical, found
peddling, vending, retailing and selling in violation of, and not complying with, Sections 3 and 4 hereof,
in addition to the confiscation of the liquid petroleum products, shall be penalized by a fine of not less
than P3,000.00 but not more than P5,000.00 or imprisonment of not less than six (6) months but not
more than one (1) year, or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court.
The offender may, however, opt to settle his/her liability administratively by paying the
following administrative fines within 72 hours from apprehension:
A) Fi rs t O ffe n s e
B) Se co n d O f fe n s e

Th re e Th o u s a n d pe s o s ( Ph p 3 ,0 0 0 .0 0 )
Fo u r t h o u s a n d pe s o s ( P h p 4 ,0 0 0 .0 0 )

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C) Th i rd O f fe n s e

Fi ve th o u s a n d pe s o s ( P h p 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0 ) a n d ca n ce l l a ti o n / re vo ca ti o n
o f b u s i n e s s pe rm i t w h e n a ppl i ca b l e .

Failure to pay the said fine after the lapse of seventy-two (72) hours period, the City Legal
Officer shall forward or file the appropriate complaint or information at the Office of the City
Prosecutor or the Municipal Trial Courts in Cities in the City of Cagayan de Oro.
If the offender is a corporation, partnership or association, the penalty shall be imposed upon
the officer or officers thereof responsible for the offense.
SECTION 8. Repealing Clause. The provision/s of existing Ordinance/s found inconsistent
hereof shall be deemed amended, modified or repealed accordingly.
SECTION 9. Separability Clause. If any provision/s of this Ordinance is declared null and
void or unconstitutional, the other provisions not affected thereby shall remain in force and effect.
SECTION 10. Effectivity. This Ordinance shall take effect after 15 days following its
publication in a local newspaper of general circulation.
UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Author:

- Councilor Teodulfo E. Lao, Jr.

Present:

1ST District:

- Councilor Zaldy O. Ocon


- Councilor Edna M. Dahino
- Councilor Romeo V. Calizo
- Councilor Annie Y. Daba

2nd District:

- Councilor Maria Lourdes S. Gaane - Councilor Dometilo C. Acenas, Jr.


- Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya
- Councilor Leon D. M. Gan, Jr.
- Councilor Teodulfo E. Lao, Jr.
- Councilor Suzette G. Magtajas-Daba

Ex-Officio Member:

- Councilor Yan Lam S. Lim, Liga Ng Mga Barangay (President)

Absent:

- Councilor Nadya B. Emano-Elipe

- Councilor Lordan G. Suan


- Councilor Jay R. Pascual
- Councilor George S. Goking
- Councilor Reuben R. Daba

- Councilor Enrico D. Salcedo

ENACTED this 5TH day of September 2016 in the City of Cagayan de Oro.
I hereby certify to the correctness of the foregoing Ordinance.

ARTURO S. DE SAN MIGUEL


CITY COUNCIL SECRETARY
Attested as duly enacted:
RAINEIR JOAQUIN V. UY
CITY VICE MAYOR
PRESIDING OFFICER
Approved:

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CITY OF CAGAYAN DE ORO

OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL


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OSCAR S. MORENO
CITY MAYOR
Attested:
DIONNIE P. GERSANA
ASSISTANT CITY ADMINISTRATOR

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