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Republic of the Philippines

Province of Ilocos Sur


CITY OF VIGAN

OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD

FOURTH CITY COUNCIL


ORDINANCE NO. 02
SERIES OF 2012

HEALTH AND SANITATION CODE OF VIGAN CITY

CHAPTER 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 1. TITLE. This code shall be known as the “Health and Sanitation Code of Vigan
City.”

SECTION 2. DEFINITION OF TERMS . For purposes of the provisions of this Code the
following terms are hereby construed to have the following meaning:
a) Adulterated – carcasses, or any part thereof, whether meat or meat product under
one or more of the following categories
i) if it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render
it injurious to health of the public; but in case the substance is not an added
substance, such meat and meat product shall not be considered adulterated under
this clause if the quantity of such substance does not ordinarily render it injurious
to health of the public;

ii) if it bears or contains any added poisonous or deleterious substance other than
one which is (i) a pesticide chemical in or on a raw agricultural commodity, (ii) a
food additive, (iii) a color additive, for which tolerances have been established
and it conforms to such tolerances;

iii) if it consists in whole or in part of a filthy, putrid or decomposed substance, or


if it is otherwise unfit for human consumption;

iv) if it has been prepared, packed or held under unsanitary conditions whereby it
may have been contaminated with filth or whereby, it may have been rendered
injurious to the health of the public;

v) if it is, in whole or in part, the product of a diseased animal or of an animal


which has died other than slaughter;

vi) if its container is composed, in whole or in part, of any poisonous or


deleterious substance which may render the contents injurious to public health;

vii) if it has been intentionally subjected to radiation, unless the use of the
radiation was in conformity with an existing regulation or exemption;

viii) if any valuable constituent has been in whole or in part omitted or abstracted
therefrom; or if any substance has been substituted, wholly or in part; or if

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damage or inferiority has been concealed in any manner; or if any substance has
been added thereto or mixed or packed therewith so as to increase its bulk or
weight, or reduce its quality or strength, or make it appear better or of greater
value than it is;

ix) if it has not been prepared in accordance with current acceptable


manufacturing practice as promulgated by the Secretary by way of regulations; or

x) if it has passed its expiry date.

b) Basic life support - (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) COURSE – a training


module administered by competent authority that aims to provide an individual
the knowledge and skills needed to revive a person whose breathing and
heartbeats have suddenly stopped and to dislodge foreign object in the airway.
c) Blood Bank / Center – a laboratory or institution which has the capability to
recruit, and screen blood donors, collect, process, store, transport and issue blood
for transfusion and provided information and/or education on blood transmissible
diseases;
d) Blood Collecting Unit – an institution or facility duly authorized by the
Department of Health to recruit and screen donors and collect blood;
e) Voluntary Blood Donor – one who donates blood on one’s own volition or
initiative and without monetary compensation;
f) Washing Blood Donor – an individual who has been screened by history and
physical examination found to be fit to donate blood and included in the list of
qualified voluntary blood donor with their specified type;
g) Blood Transfusion Transmissible Diseases – diseases which may be transmitted
through blood transfusion, including but not limited to, AIDS, Hepatitis B,
Hepatitis C, malaria and syphilis.
h) Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) – end product of protein metabolism which is
formed in the liver in a process called urea cycle
i) Business establishment – refers to bakeries, bakeshops, restaurants, eateries,
food stalls and stands
j) By-products - Refers to secondary yield of meat that are usually processed or
manufactured. Such as, but not limited to Tocino, Bagnet, cooked meat, etc.
k) Carcass - Refers to the body of slaughtered animals after bleeding and dressing.
l) Care-giver/guardian – somebody taking care of a disabled member of a family
other than the parents
m) Cholesterol – an unsaturated steroid alcohol which is a waxy materials which
forms platelike crystal.
n) Creatinine – end product of muscle metabolism derived from creatine
Blood uric Acid (BUA) - end product of purine metabolism
o) Dengue Duo Test – combined dengue NS1 Ag &IgG/IgM test.
p) Dengue NS1 Ag – is a highly-conserved glycoprotein that is present at high
concentrations in the sera of dengue-infected patients during the early clinical
phase of the disease. NS1 antigen is found from the first day and up to 9 days
after onset of fever in sample of primary or secondary dengue infected patients.
q) Deputized Meat Inspector – an employee preferably Agricultural Technician of
the Department of Agriculture trained in meat inspection work and authorized to
do the work of a regular meat inspector.
r) Disabled persons – are those suffering from restriction or different abilities, as a
result of mental, physical or sensory impairment, to perform an activity in the
manner or within the range considered normal for human being.
s) Display Panel – refers to a cabinet made of wood, steel or aluminum with glass
or screen used to display food
t) Domesticated Animals - To be considered domesticated, a population of animals
must have their behavior, life cycle, or physiology systemically altered as a result
of being under human control for many generations. Animals included in this list

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that do not fully meet this criterion are designated "captive-bred" or semi-
domesticated. The term domestic animal applies to domesticated animals that
actually live in physical proximity to humans, such as pets and guard animals, or
even food species kept very close, e.g. to live on domestic food scraps and/or so
their body heat can be used as 'stable heating’;
u) Double dead meat, otherwise known as “bocha”- refers to a meat taken from an
animal that has died of disease which is illegally slaughtered. The term Bocha is
said to originate from two Chinese words “bot cha” which means “do not eat;
v) Downer - means crippled or weakened animal unable to stand or showing
abnormal locomotion. It shall be treated as ‘suspect”.
w) Draft Animals - any domesticated animal used in drawing heavy loads; Refers to
a group or team of animals that has working animals load pulling capacity which
are transported to another place.
x) Emergency Slaughter – means slaughter of an animal necessitated by a previous
accident such as bone fracture, danger or suffocation.
y) Endemic. Refers to an animal disease peculiar to and more or less recurring
continuously in a locality of region.
z) Establishments – refers to any structure or building used principally in
conducting ones trade, business, or profession.
aa) Extermination - the control and elimination of vectors by eliminating harborage
areas, by removing food sources or making them inaccessible, by poisoning,
spraying, fumigating, trapping or any other legal vector elimination method
which is not injurious to human health or the safety of domestic animals.
bb) High Density Lipoprotein (HDL – “Good Cholesterol”) – macromolecular
complexes
cc) Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) – “Bad Cholesterol”) –that serve as transport
vehicle of insoluble lipid in the plasma
dd) First Aider – any person trained and duly certified or qualified to administer
first aid by the Philippine National Red Cross or by any organization accredited
by the same.
ee) First Aid Treatment- means adequate, immediate and necessary attendance or
remedy given in case of injury or sudden illness suffered by any person before
any extensive medical treatment can be secured.
ff) First Aid and Course – a training module administered by competent authority
that aims to train individual to face emergencies with confidence and to care for
the injured person taken suddenly ill.
gg) First Aid Kit – a handy bag or any container with the following materials
needed:

1. Alcohol 7. Triangular Sling


2. Betadine Solution 8. Band-aid
3. Cotton Balls 9. Forceps
4. Sterilized Gauze 10. Scissors
5. Sterilized Dressings 11. Splint
6. Bandages 12. Mefenamic Acid

hh) Food Covering – umbrella type made of fine plastic or cloth netting.
ii) Food-grade salt – salt for human and animal consumption as distinguished
from industrial salt. Section 4 of R.A. 8171
jj) Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) - Refers to an acute, contagious viral disease
of cattle, hogs, sheep and other cloven footed animals characterized by vesicular
eruptions in the mouth and about the hooves, teats and udder.
kk) Garbage -- the animal and/or vegetable waste resulting from the handling,
preparation, cooking, serving or non-consumption of food.
ll) Hard-Top Cover – refers to any hard materials made of glass, wood or
aluminum that would be placed on top of the ready-to-eat food.

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mm) Homeowner – refers to the owner, lessee, or any person who holds any
title or interest in a house or similar structure;
nn) Illegally slaughtered animals - refers to an animal that has not been certified or
approved as fit for human consumption by the Meat Inspection Committee as
provided in this Code;
oo) Immunoglobulin M or IgM antibody – is a basic antibody that is produced by
B cells. It is the primary antibody against A and B antigens on red blood cells.
IgM is by far the physically largest antibody in the circulatory system. It is the
first antibody to appear in response to initial exposure to antigen.
pp) Immunoglobulin G or IgG antibody – are involved in predominantly the
secondary immune response. The presence of specific IgG, in general,
corresponds to maturation of the antibody response. The only antibody capable
of crossing the placenta to give passive immunity to fetus.
qq) Impounding Center – shall refer to an enclosure where stray animals may be
confined or restrained;
rr) Indigent – people living below the poverty threshold.
ss)Infestation -- the presence of vectors within or contiguous to a structure or
premises.
tt) Inspection Officer - the Sanitary Inspector, a staff member of the City Health
Office Vector Control Program and/or any other persons authorized, in writing,
by the City Health Officer to conduct inspection and administrative procedures
to enforce the provisions of this Code.
uu) “Inspected Meat” - shall be those having been inspected by a government meat
inspector and certified as fit for human consumption on the day of inspection,
including but not limited to “bagnet”, “chicharon”, “longganiza”, and other meat
products processed or cooked.
vv) Junk - all large items of rubbish, including but not limited to:
i. Non-operable automobiles.
ii. Non-operable appliances, such as but not limited to refrigerators or stoves.
iii. Scrap metal.
ww) Litter materials – shall include, but not limited to cigarette butts,
cigarette packs, candy/food wrappers, carton/paper/plastic bags, masticated
chewing gum, fruit seeds and remains, among others.
xx) Large Cattle – shall refer to cows, carabaos, goats, horses, and other animals
domesticated or reared as sources of food, as draft animals, or as commodities for
profit or sale;
yy) License Tags – a marker tied or attached to an animal proving its legitimate
registration with the City Treasurer’s Office;
zz) Meat - Refers the edible part of any slaughtered animal as used in this Code.
“Meat” shall be mean the flesh and parts of animals used as food, such as beef,
pork, chicken, goat, and other poultry.

i. “Hot Meat” shall mean meat products being sold but have
not been duly inspected by a government meat inspector.
ii. “Spoiled Meat” shall mean any meat product which is
unfit for human consumption due to disease of animal or
due decay or rot.

aaa) Meat Establishment - premises such as slaughterhouse, poultry dressing


plant, meat processing plant, cold storage, warehouse and other meat outlets in
which food animals or meat products are slaughtered, prepared, processed,
handled, packed or stored;
bbb) Non – resident – shall mean a person dwelling or having an abode or
entity which does business or maintain an office outside of this city.
ccc) Occupant -- any person living, sleeping, cooking or eating in or actually
having possession of a dwelling unit or a rooming unit, except that in dwelling
units a temporary guest will not be considered an occupant.

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ddd) Open spitting and nose blowing – reckless spitting and nose blowing
without proper usage of any material or hand to cover the mouth or nose posing
unsightly and /or unhygienic effect on the environment.
eee) Owner -- any person who, alone or joint-severally with others:

i. Shall have legal title to any premises, dwelling or dwelling unit, with
or without accompanying actual possession thereof; or
ii. Shall have charge, care or control of any premises, dwelling or
dwelling unit, as owner or agent of the owner, or an executor,
administrator, trustee, assignee of rents or guardian of the estate of the
owner. Any such person thus representing the actual owner shall be
bound to comply with the provisions of this Code to the same extent as
if he were the owner.

fff) Parents - biological father and mother of a disabled person


ggg) Pets – refers to any animal that is tamed or domesticated and kept as a
companion or treated with kindness by man
hhh) Person -- any individual, business, firm, corporation, association or
partnership.
iii) Plastic Sheet Cover – refers to a frame made of wood, steel or aluminum with
plastic sheet used to cover ready-to-eat food.
jjj) Poverty threshold – any person earning P 7, 445.83 or 17,870.00 pesos monthly
for a family of ( 6 ) six.
kkk) Point of entry - Refers to the Vigan slaughterhouse for live animals and
the Vigan public market for meat and other meat products.
lll) Premises -- all areas of a property, including its interior, exterior, grounds and
yard spaces.
mmm) Prepared- slaughtered, canned, salted, rendered, boned, cut up, or
otherwise manufactured or processed;
nnn) Processed - includes all methods of manufacture and preservation but
does not include prepackaged fresh, chilled or frozen meat;
ooo) Public places – shall refer to roads, parks, pavements or streets,
sidewalks, public buildings, and other places where the public in general have a
right to be.
ppp) Public utility vehicles – shall refer to tricycles, jeepneys, mini buses,
buses, and other vehicles offering service to the public with compensation that ply
the streets of Vigan City.
qqq) Quarantine – Detention or isolation for the purpose of preventing the
spread of epidemic diseases.
rrr) Rabies – an infectious viral disease of the central nervous system in mammals
which can be transmitted to human beings through the bite of an infected animal
and is characterized by choking, convulsions or inability to swallow liquids,
among other symptoms;
sss) Rabies Vaccine – inactivated vaccine preparation manufactured by
different drug companies approved for sale by the Bureau of Food and Drugs and
the Department of Health.
ttt) Ready-to-eat food – refers to food and delicacies available instantly upon order
uuu) Resident – shall mean a person dwelling or having an abode or an entity
which does business or maintain an office in the City for a continued length of
time.
vvv) Rubbish -- solid wastes other than garbage, consisting of either:

i. Combustible wastes, such as paper, cardboard, plastic, yard clippings


and wood; or
ii. Noncombustible wastes, such as metal, glass and crocke

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www) SARS- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome also known as a typical
pneumonia. It is caused by a new form of corona virus, related to the virus which
censuses flu;

i. Suspected SARS Case- A suspected case is one who lived with,


cared for or closely worked with a confirmed case who develops
cough, sore throat and shortness of breath with a high fever of 38
degrees;
ii. Confirmed SARS Case – A confirmed case of SARS is one who
has a fever or more than 38 degrees centigrade, develops body
weakness and respiratory signs and symptoms like cough, sore
throat and shortness of breath; and had travel to SARS infected
countries or to an area there are reported foci or transmission of
SARS within 10 days of onset of symptoms; or had close and
direct contact, cared for or having lived with respiratory secretions
and body fluids of a person with SARS with a confirmed SARS
victim within 10 days of onset of symptoms;

xxx) Salt Iodization – the addition of iodine salt intended for human or animal
consumption in accordance with specifications as to form, fortificant, method,
manner and composition as maybe prescribed by the Bureau of Food and Drugs
(BFAD). Sec.4 of R.A. 8171.
yyy) Shipment - Refers to the transporting (cargo) of the draft animals that are
meant for business (buy and sell).
zzz) Stray Animals – shall refer to dogs, cats, goats, pigs, fowls, cows,
carabaos, horses, and other animals which may wander specifically from their
places of confinement or origin. They are usually unrestrained, or not under the
complete control of the owner or the one in-charge or in possession thereof. As a
result, they roam the streets including public and private places not securely
fenced;
aaaa) Streets and Public Places – shall include but not limited to roads, road
right of ways, alleys, highways, vacant open public or private spaces, government
compounds, grounds and other similar structures.
bbbb) Structure -- any man-made construction or building which is located on
any part of the premises.
cccc) Suspect – animals suspected of being affected with a disease or condition
which may require its condemnation, in whole or in part when slaughtered, and is
subject to further examination to determine its disposal.
dddd) Trader - As used in this Code, refers to a merchant, or a businessman
who sells or exchange goods referred to in the specific provision of this Code,
either wholesale or retail prices.
eeee) Transient – shall mean a person who stays briefly in the City
ffff) Triglycerides – triple easters formed between glycerol and fatty acid
which serves an important function as a part of the cell membrane and as a
storage form of lipid
gggg) Urbanized Area -- any area which is located within 1,000 feet of either:

i. Any structure which is designed for human occupancy for any


purpose, be it residential, business or leisure time, at any time of
the day or night; or
ii. A public or privately owned outdoor recreation site.

hhhh) Vector -- an organism which, either directly or indirectly, via


microorganisms which it carries, can transmit disease to man. For the purposes of
this Code, the term "vector" shall ordinarily but not exclusively refer to rodent,
insect or vermin species.

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iiii) Vector Harborage or Vector Source -- any area, interior or exterior, where
vectors can live, nest, breed or seek any form of shelter.
jjjj) Vectorproof -- describing a form of construction which prevents the ingress or
egress of vectors to and from a given space or structure or which prevents vectors
from gaining access to food, water or harborage.
kkkk) Vendor – refers to a person who sells ready-to-eat food within the
territorial jurisdiction of Vigan City.

CHAPTER 2
MEDICAL CHECK UP AND HEALTH CERTIFICATE

Article A . Health Examination

SECTION 3. SCOPE AND COVERAGE. Individuals engaged in an occupation or working in


the following establishments, are hereby required to undergo physical and medical examination
before they can be employed and once every six months (6) thereafter.
(a) Food establishments - establishments where food or drinks are manufactured,
processed, stored, sold or served.
(b) Public swimming or bathing places.
(c) Dance schools, dance halls and night clubs - include dance instructors, hostess,
cooks, bartenders, waitresses, etc.
(d) Tonsorial and beauty establishments - include employees of barber shops,
beauty parlors, hairdressing and manicuring establishments, exercise gyms and
figure slenderizing saloons, facial centers, aromatherapy establishments, etc.
(e) Massage clinics and sauna bath establishments - include masseurs, massage
clinic/sauna bath attendants, etc.
(f) Hotel, motels and apartments, lodging, boarding, or tenement houses, and
condominiums.
(i) Owners, managers or operators of the establishments shall see to it
that their employees who are required to undergo physical and medical
examinations have been issued the necessary medical certificates.
(ii) The City Health Officer shall keep a record of physical and other
health examinations conducted and the copies of medical certificates
issued indicating the name of the applicant, the date and the purpose for
which the examination was made.

SECTION 4. PENALTY. A fine of Five Hundred pesos (P500.00) shall be paid by the owner,
manager or operators of the establishment for each employee found to be without the necessary
medical certificates.

CHAPTER 3
SERVICES, FEES AND BENEFITS

Article A. SERVICES AND FEES


SECTION 5. CHEMISTRY ANALYZER SERVICES (Ordinance No. 1, Series of 2005).
Blood Chemistry tests are laboratory examinations for the evaluation of disorder of renal
functions and heart diseases of patients. The Blood Chemistry Analyzer at the City Health Office
(Point 180) is a compact, microprocessor-controlled, general-purpose bichromatic photometer
system with six filters and 37C incubation. The standard diameter for the round tubes used with
the instrument is 12mm. The instrument can be used to measure absorbances or concentration
based on standard points or rates of change.

SECTION 6. FEES. As prescribed in Section 287 of the Vigan Revenue Code as amended.

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SECTION 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
a) Patients who shall avail of the chemistry analyzer service shall first be assessed by
the attending physician on what laboratory test/s for the purpose of payment of fees
at the office of the City Treasurer.
b) Laboratory services shall only be made upon presentation to the medical
technologist of the official receipt evidencing payment thereof.
c) Indigent & Resident of Vigan/ PhilHealth holder of LGU shall pay the
corresponding fees with a 20% discount.
d) Vigan residents/Employees of LGU Vigan/self employed but PhilHealth holders
shall pay the corresponding fees in Column 2 Section 287 of the Vigan Revenue
Code as amended .
e) Non-resident of Vigan shall pay the corresponding fees in Column 1 of Section 287
of the Vigan Revenue Code as amended.
f) Senior Citizen of Vigan shall be free of charge under RA 9257 “Expanded Senior
Citizens Act of 2003”.

SECTION 8. ACCRUAL OF FEES. Income from the operation of the chemistry analyzer
machine shall accrue to the Laboratory Trust Fund.

SECTION 9. AUTHORITY OF THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR. The Local Chief


executive shall be authorized to promulgate policies and guidelines for the effective
implementation of Section 5, Article A, Chapter 3 of this Code. Allotment of available funds
from whatever source for the operation and maintenance of the chemistry analyzer machine; and
the incremental adjustment of rates provided for in this Code as the need arises.

SECTION 10. X-RAY SERVICES (Ordinance No. 11, Series of 2004). This system is
especially designed for precise radiographic diagnosis in the case where patients cannot move to
the x-ray room due to serious injury or some reason.
Its main features are:
a. Small body provides availability in the narrow space
b. Smooth phantographic arm movement
c. Arm swivelling movement covers wide radiographic range
d. Adaptation of high-performance micro-controller for precise control
e. Precise mAs control by mAs integrator
f. Constant exposure density
g. With optimum exposing factor storage (APR) reduces exposure
h. Easy x-ray radiation with anatomic program
i. Soft touch panel adoption
j. Self diagnosis with error message display
k. Power supply installation cost reduction with house wall power usage

SECTION 11 . FEES. As prescribed in Section 271 of the Vigan Revenue Code as amended.

SECTION 12. GENERAL PROVISIONS.


a) Patients who shall avail the services of the mobile x-ray system shall first be assessed
by the attending physician on what part of the body to be x-rayed for the purpose of payment of
fees at the office of the City Treasurer.
b) X-ray services shall only be made upon presentation to the radiologic technologist of
the official receipt evidencing payment thereof.
c) Vigan indigent patients, upon recommendation of the Barangay Captain duly certified
by the CSWD as such; and residents of Vigan who are PhilHealth holders issued by the City of
Vigan, shall pay the corresponding fees stated on section 271 of the Vigan Revenue Code as
amended under indigent patients;
d) Senior Citizens, residents of Vigan who are non-PhilHealth holders shall pay the
corresponding fees on section 271 of the Vigan Revenue Code as Amended under regular walk-
in patients at 20% discount;

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e) All other patients not falling under subsections c and d shall pay the corresponding
fees under regular walk-in patients.

SECTION 13. ACCRUAL OF FEES. Income from the operation of the Portable X-ray
machine shall accrue to a General Fund available funds thereafter shall subsequently be used
primarily for the maintenance and care of the X-ray machine and various City Health projects.

SECTION 14. AUTHORITY OF THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR. The Local Chief
Executive shall be authorized to promulgate policies and guidelines for the effective
implementation of this code such as but not limited to the hiring of radiologist, radiologic
technologist and other staff as the need arises. Allotment of available funds from whatever
source for the operation and maintenance of the x-ray machine; and the incremental adjustment
of rates provided for in this ordinance two years after its approval.

SECTION 15. DENTAL SERVICES (Tooth Filling and Oral Prophylaxis). (Ordinance No.
01-A, Series of 2004)

a) Tooth fillings (Pasta) light cure –


- Dental procedure involving tooth restoration
- It is the excavation of a damage tooth structure and refilling it with restorative
material
b) Lightcure machine
- Dental instrument which is used to cure composite restorative material
c) Oral Prophylaxis
- cleaning of teeth in the dental office
- dental procedure that involves removal of plaque, materic alba, calcular
deposits, and stains from the exposed and unexposed surface of the teeth by
scaling polishing of the teeth as a preventive measure for the control of local
irritational factor.
d) Ultrasonic Scaler
- Dental instrument (machine) which is used to scale or remove stains and
calcular deposits
e) Calcular deposits
- A hard stone-like concretion, varying in color from creamy yellow to black,
which forms on the teeth or dental prosthesis through calcification of dental
plaque.

SECTION 16. FEES FOR DENTAL SERVICES. As prescribed in Section 277 of the Vigan
Revenue Code as amended.

SECTION 17. GENERAL PROVISIONS:


a) A patient shall be assessed first on the extent of the services which the dentist would
provide for purposes of payment of fees.
b) A patient shall pay the corresponding dental service fee at the Office of the City
Treasurer before dental services shall commence.
c) Indigent patients as certified by the CSWDO will be exempted from payment of fees
hereof.
d) The collected fees shall be placed in a Trust Fund which shall be used for the
purchase of dental materials.

SECTION 18. DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY –The City Health Office shall provide the
following laboratory tests: (Ordinance No. 05, Series of 1999)
a) Complete Blood Court (CBC)
b) Platelet Count
c) Routine Urinalysis

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d) Routine Fecalysis
e) Widal Test (for Typhoid Fever)
f) Drug Test for Methemphetemine Hydronide (shabu) and marijuana
g) Hepatitis BsAg (test for hepatitis)
h) Pregnancy Test
i) Blood Typing
j) Pap Smear
k) Periphera Smear
l) Stool Exam
m) Fasting Blood Sugar

SECTION 19. LABORATORY STAFF – A laboratory personnel shall consist of a licensed


and experienced medical technologist, and one laboratory assistance, preferably a nursing aid or
midwife or health aide.

SECTION 20. LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES – The following


Laboratory Equipment and Supplies are available and shall be maintained:
a) For Complete Blood Count Test
Electronic Binocular Microscope
Hematocrit Centrifuge
Micro – hematocrit Tube
Hemocytometer
Haemometer
S Pipette
WBC Pipette
Lancet
Reagents / Supplies
WCB diluting fluid
N10 HCL
Triple Distilled Water
Blood Typing Serum

b) For Widal Test


- Kline Slide
- Applicator stick
- Reagent for the Widal Test

c) For Urinalysis
- Centrifuge
- Glass slides
- Test tube rack
- Reagent: combistic, acetic acid

d) For Fecalysis
- Slide applicator stick
- Reagents

e) For Hepa BsAg


- reagent hepa BsAg kit

f) Test for Shabu / Marijuana – Drug Test Kit


g) Pregnancy Test – Pregnancy Test Kit

SECTION 21. FUNDING REQUIREMENTS. The financial operation of the laboratory


section of the City Health Office shall be derived from the income of the laboratory fees.

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SECTION 22. IMPLEMENTING RULES AND GUIDELINES – The following sections
give the implementing rules and guidelines of the provision of this Code:
a) The CHO Laboratory of Vigan shall be under the direct supervision and control of the
City Health Officer.
b) The City Health Officer shall work for the application and accreditation of the
laboratory from the Department of Health, Region I.
c) Purchase of equipment, apparatus, reagents, supplies and materials for the laboratory
shall be subjected to the standard government procedure of procurement and auditing
rules.
d) Laboratory Fees – Laboratory fees shall be in accordance with Section 279 of the
Vigan Revenue Code as amended.
e) Indigent patients duly certified and authenticated by the DSWD, who area availing of
the laboratory services of the CHO Laboratory shall be given 50 percent discount.
f) The CHO thru the medical technologist shall develop a system of operating the
service like for instance, keeping records of all medical examinations conducted,
indicating the name of the patient, date of examination, type of laboratory
examination, result of tests and receipt of payment.
g) A monthly medical laboratory report shall be submitted to the Mayor and to the
Sangguniang Panlungsod Office for perusal and for legislation purpose.

SECTION 23. GENERAL FUNDS – The income generated from this established diagnostic
laboratory shall be deposited in the form of Trust Fund for the operation and maintenance of this
laboratory.
SECTION 24. AMENDATORY OR REPEALING CLAUSE – Any provision of any
existing ordinance which shall be found inconsistent with any provision of this Code shall be
deemed amended or repealed hereafter.
SECTION 25. BLOOD DONOR’S PROGRAM IN EVERY BARANGAY. (Ordinance No.
7, Series of 1998). In order to promote health, the City Government of Vigan adopts the
following policy:
a) To promote and encourage voluntary blood donation by the citizenry and to instill
public consciousness of the principle that blood donation is a humanitarian act;
b) To provide for adequate, safe and affordable supply of blood in every barangay by
promoting and encouraging voluntary blood donation; and
c) To inform the public of the importance of voluntary blood donation to curb
hazards caused by commercial sale of blood.

SECTION 26. GUIDELINES


a) The City Government of Vigan shall be the prime moves for the implementation
of the program through the issuance of a directive to the City Health Officer and
Punong Barangay.
b) An organized and sustained campaign by the City Health Office, Philippine
National Red cross and lead agencies, local government units particularly the
barangays, non – government organizations, print and broadcast media as well as
other concerned sectors shall be established.
c) The blood collecting units or blood centers and Gabriela Silang General Hospital
shall undertake an outreach schedule of blood typing and blood testing of
volunteer blood donors in every barangay.

d) Those who pass a through laboratory screening from blood transfusion


transmissible diseases shall be considered qualified walking blood donors and
shall be called Walking Blood Bank.
e) All qualified volunteer blood donors or walking blood banks shall be listed in a
master list and shall be a Walking Blood Bank Card.

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f) A master list of qualified walking blood donors shall be kept by the barangay
captain copy furnished to barangay health worker, City Health Office and
Mayor’s Office for control purposes.

SECTION 27. If a patient in a barangay needs blood transfusion, the qualified walking blood
bank may provide to the patient immediately the needed blood, if both donor and recipient are of
the same blood type.
SECTION 28. The walking blood donor must undergo a laboratory check – up once in every
three months to ensure that this blood is not tainted with blood transfusion transmissible
diseases.
SECTION 29. Health Support Program for the Walking Blood Bank. The walking blood bank
shall be entitled for a free medical check – up at the City Health Office of Vigan or Gabriela
Silang General Hospital for any sickness or disease as consequence of donating his blood. He /
she shall also be entitled of a Health Insurance to be paid by the City Government and the
Philippine National Red cross.

SECTION 30. MATERNITY AND NEW BORN CARE FACILITY CLINIC ( Ordinance
No.10, Series 2011)

SECTION 31. OBJECTIVE. To reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortalities in the
City of Vigan.

SECTION 32. COVERAGE.


a. Low risk pregnancies.
b. Prenatal checkups for each trimester.
c. Bona fide residents and access card holders of the City of Vigan.

SECTION 33. PRESCRIBED FEES.


a. Delivery Room Php 200.00
b. Recovery Room 150.00/day
c. Drugs/Medicine (will depend on the actual medicines used)
d. Supplies (Delivery Kits) 1,000.00
e. Laboratory (NBS, UA, CBC) 730.00
f. Professional Fees
Delivery 1,500.00
Newborn Care 500.00
Postpartum Care/Reproductive Health Services 500.00

SECTION 34. A Committee shall be formed comprised of the City Social Welfare and
Development Officer, the City Health Officer, and the Barangay Captain where the patient is
residing.
The Committee shall determine the level of the patient’s indigence and will prescribe
what fees may be given as free.

SECTION 35. DENGUE DUO TEST OF THE CITY HEALTH OFFICE OF THE CITY
OF VIGAN. (Ordinance No. 17, Series of 2011)

SECTION 36. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM


Simultaneous Detection of Dengue NSI Ag &IgG/IgM TEST
Explanation of the Test Dengue viruses transmitted by the mosquito, Aedesaegypti and
Aedesalbopictus mosquitos. There are four known distinct serotypes (dengue virus 1, 2, 3, & 4 ).
In children, infection is often subclinical or causes a self-limited febrile disease.
However, if the patient is infected the second time with a different serotype, a more severe
disease, dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome is more likely to occur. Dengue is

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considered to be the most important arthropod-borne viral disease due to the human morbidity
and mortality it causes.

Intended Use

The SD BIOLINE Dengue Duo rapid test is an in-vitro immunochromatographic, one step assay
designed to detect both dengue virus NS1 antigen and differential IgG/IgM antibodies to dengue
virus in human serum, plasma or whole blood. This test is intended for professional use to aid in
the presumptive diagnosis between primary and secondary dengue infection. This SD BIOLINE
Dengue Duo provides only a preliminary test result. Therefore, isolation of virus, antigen
detection in fixed tissues, RT-CPR and serological test like haemagglutination-inhibition test,
more specific alternative diagnosis method must be used in order to obtain a confirmation of
dengue virus infection.

SECTION 37. FEES

Dengue Duo Test Column 1 Column 2 Column 3


Indigent Resident Non-resident
Free P 800.00 P 1, 100.00

SECTION 38. GENERAL PROVISIONS

a) Patients who shall avail of the Dengue Duo Test shall first be assessed by the attending
physician for the purpose of payment of fees at the office of the City Treasurer.
b) Dengue Duo Test shall only be made upon presentation to the medical technologist of the
official receipt evidencing payment thereof.

SECTION 39. When there is a declaration of calamity due to outbreak, dengue dou test shall be
free for all residents of Vigan..

SECTION 40. ACCRUAL OF FEES.


Income from the Dengue Duo Test shall accrue to the Laboratory Trust Fund.

SECTION 41. AUTHORITY OF THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR


The Local Chief executive shall be authorized to promulgate policies and guidelines for
the effective implementation of Section 35 of this Code. Allotment of available funds from
whatever source for the operation and maintenance of the Dengue Duo Test; and the incremental
adjustment of rates provided for in this Code as the need arises.

Article B. BENEFITS
SECTION 42. 20% DISCOUNT ON MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES,
INCLUDING DIAGNOSTIC AND LABORATORY FEES TO PARENTS OR CARE-
GIVERS OF MARGINALIZED DISABLED PERSONS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF
VIGAN CITY (Ordinance No. 11, Series of 2007). In response to the rehabilitation, self-
development and self-reliance of the disabled members of the family, the city government aims
to help the parents and care-givers by giving them 20% discounts on medical and dental
services, including laboratory fees.

SECTION 43. GENERAL PROVISIONS.


a) The parents or care-givers of the disabled persons shall register as beneficiaries in the
Office of the City Social Welfare and Development for the purpose of securing an
Identification Card.
b) The City Social Welfare and Development Officer shall issue Identification Cards for
the parents or care-givers of a disabled person for the purpose of identifying those
registered beneficiaries.

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c) Patient before availing the 20% discount, he/she must present his/her
recommendation from the Barangay Captain and his/her Identification Card to the
Office of the City Social Welfare and Development certifying that he/she is the parent
or care giver of said disabled person.
d) Patient who shall avail the service shall first be assessed by the attending physician
for the purpose of payment of fees at the office of the City Treasurer or cashier of
said hospital.
e) Medical, Dental and or Laboratory services shall only be made upon presentation to
the attending physician, the official receipt evidencing payment thereof.
f) Patient shall avail the discount at the City Health Office of the City of Vigan.

SECTION 44. IMPLEMENTING AGENCY. The City Social Welfare and Development
Office is mandated to lead in the implementation of the provisions of this Article.

SECTION 45. PHILHEALTH CAPITATION FUND. A Capitation Fund is hereby


established in the City of Vigan.( Ordinance No. 3, Series of 2002).

a) The capitation amount shall be released on a quarterly basis by the Philhealth


Corporation under the following conditions:
i. Initial release shall be subject to prior accreditation of the City Rural
Health Unit of Vigan and the payment of premium contributing by the
City;
ii. Succeeding release of quarterly capitation shall be subject to the
authorization of province-owned and managed hospitals, submission of
required monitoring/evaluation reports as provided for under the
Implementing Guidelines of the Outpatient Consultation and Diagnostic
Package and prior payment of premiums.
iii. The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation shall no longer release the
capitation amount to the province once the transitory provisions of the
Outpatient Consultation and Diagnostic Package become in applicable.

SECTION 46. The disposition of the Capitation Fund shall be governed by the following rules.
a) The disbursement and liquidation of the Capitation Fund shall be in accordance with
pertinent government accounting and auditing rules and regulations;
b) A separate book of accounts shall be used only for the specified purposes stipulated in
the Outpatient Consultation and Diagnostic Package Guidelines.
c) The capitation fund shall be used only for the specified purposes stipulated in the
Outpatient Consultation and Diagnostic Package Guidelines.

SECTION 47. The PhilHealth Corporation may withhold the release of the subpoena quarterly
Capitation Fund due to any of the following:
a) Delay or non-payment of premium contribution;
b) Violation of government accounting and auditing rules and regulations on the
disbursement and liquidation of the PCF; and
c) Non-submission of the required reports under Section 45 (a.ii) hereof

CHAPTER 4
FOOD AND DRUGS

Article A. MEAT INSPECTION

SECTION 48. MEAT INSPECTION AT THE VIGAN PUBLIC MARKET (Ordinance No.
5, Series of 1993). There is hereby prescribed a daily meat inspection at the Vigan Public Market
by the Meat Inspector for morning duties, and the Assistant Meat inspector for the afternoon
duties. In case of incapacity or any or both inspector, the Mayor may deputize the livestock

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inspectors or Agricultural technicians of the City Agricultural Office to serve as Meat Inspector/s
at the Public Market.
The main objective and responsibility hereof are to ensure that meat being sold at the
Public Market are suitable for human consumption and will not be detrimental to the health of
the consumers.

SECTION 49. PROHIBITIONS – The following prohibitions are hereby prescribed:


a) No meat as herein defined shall be allowed to be sold at the Public Market
without first undergoing inspection by the Meat Inspector or his deputies and
upon payment of the corresponding fees by the concerned meat vendor.
b) No additional or new inventory of meat may be sold by any person at the Public
Market without first submitting the same for inspection and the payment of the
corresponding fees hereof;

Provided, however, that meat being sold at the Public Market which are not
butchered at the Vigan Slaughterhouse, particularly those of vendors from other
towns, should be covered by a certification of inspection and suitable for human
consumption by the Meat Inspector or Agricultural Technician of the
Municipality of origin, with the meat having the markings of inspection, and the
receipt as evidence of inspection shall be shown to the Meat Inspector or his
deputies.

SECTION 50. MEAT INSPECTION FEES. There is hereby prescribed inspection fees as
prescribed in Section 291 of the Vigan Revenue Code as Amended.

SECTION 51. EXEMPTIONS. Any meat with evidence of inspection prior to its entry into the
Vigan Public Market shall be exempted from the payment of fees as prescribed in the Vigan
Revenue Code as Amended.

SECTION 52. PENALTIES. Any person who violates the provisions of this Article shall pay a
fine of Five Thousand Pesos (Php 5,000.00) or cancellation of his/her business permit or license
to sell or both.

Article B. MEAT INSPECTION COMMITTEE


(Ordinance No. 13, Series of 2011)

SECTION 53. DECLARATION OF POLICY AND OBJECTIVES. It is the duty and power
of the Sanggunian Panlungsod to enact laws that shall regulate the sale of meat, fish, vegetables,
fruits, fresh dairy products, and other foodstuff for human consumption; to promote health and
safety; to protect the health of the consumers and to ensure fair and just practices in the food
trade.

SECTION 54. COMPOSITION. The Meat Inspection Committee shall be composed of the
City Veterinarian as Chairman and a Vice Chairman and members who will be appointed by the
City Mayor through an Executive Order.

SECTION 55. SCOPE OF MEAT INSPECTION.


a. This provision of the Code shall apply to all meat establishments in the city where
food animals are slaughtered, prepared, processed, handled, packed or stored or sold.
b. Meat and meat products deposited or enclosed in cans, tins, pots, canvas, or other
receptacle or covering not processed in the City shall remain under the monitoring
and regulatory coverage of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Meat
Inspection Service (NMIS), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other
departments, bureaus, offices, agencies or instrumentalities of the government
concerned.

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SECTION 56. PROHIBITED ACTS. The following acts are hereby prohibited:
a. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell, transport, offer or
receive for sale or transportation in commerce carcasses or parts thereof, meat or meat
product required to be inspected under the provisions of this Code unless they have been
so inspected and passed;
b. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to resist, harass,
intimidate, assault, impede or interfere with any inspector during the performance of his
duties as prescribed under this Code.
c. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell illegally slaughtered animals.
SECTION 57. PENALTY. Any person who violates the provisions of this Article shall pay the
fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00 ) or cancellation of his business permit or license to sell
or both.

Article C. ANTE – MORTEM INSPECTION AT THE VIGAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE


(Ordinance No. 6, Series of 1993)

SECTION 58. RULES.


a) An Ante – Mortem examination and inspection shall be made on all livestock and
poultry about to be slaughtered at the City Slaughterhouse before the slaughter shall
be allowed. Slaughter animals shall be corralled for at least 24 hours.
i. An animal is released for slaughter without any restriction when the ante
mortem inspection has revealed no evidence of any abnormal condition or
disease.

b) Any animal plainly showing on ante – mortem inspection any disease or condition
that under the National Meat Inspection System shall cause condemnation of its
carcass shall be condemned and isolated immediately and disposed of under the
supervision of the City Health Office and Meat Inspector.

c) Any animal termed downer not otherwise condemned under the provisions of the
National Meat Inspection System shall also be considered suspect.
i. Any animal marked suspect which in the opinion of the meat inspector or
deputized meat inspector spread infectious animal disease, shall be reported to
the Provincial Veterinarian for final judgment.
ii. All boars which are matured sexually and swine stags which show evidence of
recent castration shall be marked and treated as suspect.

SECTION 59. Dead animals shall be condemned outright and the meat inspector shall report
and coordinate with the City Health Office for proper disposal.

SECTION 60. OFFENSES AND PENALTIES

a) It shall be unlawful for any person natural or juridical to give pay or offer,
directly or indirectly to any inspector authorized to perform any duty
prescribed in this Article, any monetary consideration or things of value
with intent to influence such inspector in the discharge of his duties as to
violate directly or indirectly any provisions of this Article. It shall likewise
be unlawful under this Article for any inspector to accept from any person or
agent things of value given with intent to influence his official actions.

i. Any violation of the provisions of this Article shall be punishable by


a fine of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and or imprisonment of one
(1) month or both at the discretion of the court.

ii. Any meat inspector or deputized meat inspector found violating any
provision of this Article shall be liable to prosecution and upon

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conviction shall suffer the penalty provided for in the Revised
Administrative Code.

Article D. ENFORCING THE PROVISIONS OF R.A. 8172, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS


THE ASIN LAW
(Ordinance No. 02-A, Series of 2004).

SECTION 61. COMPOSITION – Asin Law Enforcement and Monitoring Team shall be
composed of the following:
Team leader – City Health Officer
Members - Medical Officer IV
- Sanitary Inspector/s
- Licensing Inspector
- NGO Representative

SECTION 62. POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES. The Enforcement and Monitoring
Team of the ASIN LAW shall exercise the following powers, duties and functions.
a) To check and monitor the quality of food-grade salt being sold in the market in order
to ascertain that such salt is properly iodized.
b) To monitor and check that all food outlets, restaurants and stores are serving, as
mandated by R.A. 8172, to make available to customer only iodized salt in their
establishments.
c) To monitor and check that all stores or retailers are selling iodized salt which is
labeled in a manner that is true and accurate, not likely to mislead the purchasers.
d) To conduct information and education campaign for use and benefits of food-grade
iodized salt.
e) To coordinate with other national and local agencies in the enforcement of the
provisions of the ASIN LAW under this Article
f) To prepare an annual action plan for the enforcement and monitoring of the
provisions of the provisions of this Article subject to the approval of the Local Chief
Executive.
g) To submit quarterly report to the Local Chief Executive and Sangguniang Panlungsod
in relation to the program implementation of these provisions of this Article.
h) To ensure and monitor that the provisions of R.A. 8172 and its implementing rules
and regulations are enforced and implemented and to recommend or initiate the filing
of appropriate action in the court for violation thereof and of the provisions of this
Article.
i) To establish and maintain an update list of all salt vendors and producers (raw salt
and iodized salt) located within the territorial jurisdiction of Vigan.
j) To ensure that all food grade salt sold in the market is iodized and guarantee its
availability and monitor its quality being distributed and sold in the market.
k) To promote the use of iodized salt thru information campaign in the barangay.
l) To require food manufacturers, restaurants, food outlets and other food establishment
and hospitals on the sole use of iodized salt in food preparations and conduct of a
monthly inspection thereof.
m) To ensure the development and implementation of a promotional plan on the use of
iodized salt.

SECTION 63. All food service establishments are required to use only iodized salt and to make
available to customers tables iodized salt.

SECTION 64. It is hereby required that all stores, retailers, distributors/traders of iodized salt
and those engaged in repacking iodized salt from bulk to retail customers shall label their
products in manner that is true and correct.

SECTION 65. All salt vendors in the Vigan Commercial Center (Vigan Public Market) and
other business establishment engaged in selling salt shall sell only iodized salt.

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SECTION 66. PENALTY CLAUSE – Any person/s or food establishment found violating the
abovementioned provisions of this Article:
For Person/retailers - P 500.00
For stores/restaurant - P1,000.00
2nd Offense:
For person/retailers - P 700.00
For stores/restaurants - P1,500.00
3rd Offense:
For person/retailers - P1,000.00
For stores/restaurants - P2,000.00 and/or revocation of
Mayor’s Permit

Article E. CURTAILMENT ON THE SALE, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURE


AND/OR PRODUCTION OF COUNTERFEIT DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICAL
PRODUCTS
(Ordinance No. 21, Series of 2005)

SECTION 67. SCOPE AND COVERAGE. All business licenses and permits issued by the
City Government shall carry the express condition that the licensee shall not engage in the sale,
distribution, manufacture and/or production of counterfeit drugs or pharmaceutical products nor
shall permit other persons to commit said acts within the licensee’s business establishment or
premises.
For this purpose, any establishment, stall, table or equivalent contractions, containing
counterfeit drugs or pharmaceutical products, inside the building or within two (2) meters from
the door, window or any opening leading to the licensee’s establishment shall be deemed
included in the term “premises”.

SECTION 68. OFFENSES.


a) Any person who, having been issued a business license or permit, shall commit a
breach of the condition thereof imposed by Section 67 of this Code;
b) Any person who, without any business license or permit, shall engage in the sale,
distribution, manufacture and/or production of counterfeit drugs or pharmaceutical
products;
c) Any person who shall impede or commit acts of impediment in the effective
implementation of the order of the City Mayor suspending or canceling a license or
permit or taking the subject goods into custody.

SECTION 69. PENALTIES.


a) The penalty of a fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred pesos (Php 2,500.00) or
imprisonment for a period not exceeding six (6) months, or both, in the discretion of
the court, shall be imposed upon those stated in Section 68 (Offenses);
b) Any breach or violation of the condition set forth in Section 67 (Scope)) shall be a
ground for the revocation or suspension of the business permit/license permit issued
by the City Government for thirty (30) days for the first violation and cancellation of
said permit for the second or subsequent violations.

SECTION 70. CUSTODY AND DISPOSITION OF CONFISCATED ITEMS. The


counterfeit drugs or pharmaceutical products of any person engage in any business or trade, with
or without any license or permit shall be taken into preventive custody and disposed of in
accordance with law.
For purposes of filing criminal charges against the manufacturer, distributor, retailer of
counterfeit drugs or pharmaceutical products, the confiscated violative items should be
submitted to the Bureau of Food and Drugs through its authorized representatives for
confirmatory evaluation or analysis.

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SECTION 71. RECONSIDERATION.
In the case covered under Section 69(b) (Penalties) and Section 70 (Custody and
disposition), the respondent may, within twenty four (24) hours from notice of an order to
suspend, revoke or cancel the business license or permit or to take custody of counterfeit drugs
or pharmaceutical products, move to reconsider said order/s.
The notice of suspension/revocation or cancellation of the business license or permit shall
be issued by the City Mayor after an inspection of the business establishment concerned is
conducted. The inspection may be on the occasion of a general inspection regularly conducted by
the City Health Officer or his duly authorized representative or for such purpose only upon
receipt of a complaint or information that the licensee is engage in the sale, distribution,
manufacture and/or production of counterfeit drugs or pharmaceutical products.
In the case of counterfeit drugs or pharmaceutical products, the City Inspectors and the
Food and Drug Regulation Officer/s assigned in the area shall conduct a joint inspection of the
establishment concerned.
The City may seek the assistance or coordination of the Philippine National Police (PNP),
the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Bureau of Food and Drugs and other law
enforcement agencies, in conducting the inspection.

SECTION 72. PERSON/S LIABLE. Should the offense be committed by a juridical person the
president, general manager, the managing partner, chief operating officer or the person who
directly induces, causes or knowingly allows the commission of the offense shall be penalized.

SECTION 73. PROSECUTION OF OFFENSES NOT A BAR TO THE PROSECUTION


OF OTHER OFFENSES. The prosecution for the commission of any of the foregoing offenses
shall not constitute a bar for the prosecution of offenses under the Intellectual Property Code and
other related laws.

CHAPTER 5
PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Article A. REQUIRING ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CLINICS AND HOSPITALS TO


SET UP MEASURES TO PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF DENGUE FEVER
FROM CONFINED DENGUE PATIENTS
(Ordinance No. 2, Series of 1999)

SECTION 74. SCOPE AND COVERAGE. All public and private clinics and hospitals
located within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Vigan shall set up measures to prevent the
transmission of dengue fever from confined dengue patients.

SECTION 75. ALLOWABLE MEASURES TO BE TAKEN:


a) Dengue Patients should be placed in a ward or room with a well screened windows and
doors;
b) Dengue Patients should be provided with mosquito net during his/her confinement;
c) Dengue Patients should be separated from the other patients not infected with dengue
virus;
d) If no room or ward that is well screened, dengue patient should be provided with any
insect repellant.

SECTION 76. PENALTY-. Private Hospitals or clinics found violating the abovementioned
provisions of this Article shall be fined an amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos
(P2,500.00) or an imprisonment of Arresto Menor. This shall be imposed to the owners and
administrators of the said hospitals and clinics.
Public hospitals or clinics found violating any of the abovementioned provisions of this
code shall be a ground for an administrative sanction or disciplinary action/s to be imposed
against the head or person-in-charge of the said hospitals and clinics.

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Article B. QUARANTINE OF SUSPECTED SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY
SYNDROME (SARS) INFECTED PERSONS, IMPOSING SANCTIONS FOR
VIOLATION THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
(Ordinance No. 5, Series of 2003).

SECTION 77. POLICY. It is hereby declared a policy that Local Government Unit of Vigan
shall promote and ensure the protection to the health and safety of its inhabitants from all forms
of diseases, especially those of epidemic effects.

SECTION 78. RULES AND PROCEDURE FOR QUARANTINE OF SUSPECTED OR


CONFIRMED SARS VICTIM:
a) Pursuant to Executive Order 201 of the President, any individual who is identified or
determined by the DOH of the local health officials to be suffering from the
symptoms of the SARS virus, shall be required to undergo testing and be quarantined
in either the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila or the Research Institute for Tropical
Medicine in Muntinlupa or in such other places/institutions that may be designated as
quarantine areas by the DOH or the local health officials until such time that the
DOH issues a SARS negative clearance. All suspected SARS victim shall be
transported to the designated areas through the city ambulance with their preventive
facilities and gears.
b) All family members and/or other persons who have been in contact with the
suspected or confirmed SARS victim shall be required to undergo home confinement
or to be quarantined in places/institution as may be designated quarantine areas by
the DOH or the local health authorities until such time that the DOH issues a SARS
negative clearance.
c) Tourist and new arrivals from SARS infected areas which were not adequately
monitored by the immigration shall be followed up by the City Health Office.
d) While under quarantine, suspected SARS victim shall be prevented from making
personal contact with other individuals except the medical personnel treating them,
until a SARS negative clearance is issued for their discharge from quarantine.
e) For the effective implementation of this provision, the City Mayor may call on the
local PNP to ensure that the above persons shall remain in quarantine or in their area
of confinement until the necessary clearance is issued by the DOH.

SECTION 79. OTHER PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST THE SPREAD OF SARS.


In order to prevent the entry and spread of SARS in the community, the City Mayor shall adopt
measures against the spread of SARS to include but not limited to the following:
a) The conduct of massive information drives in the form of fliers, leaflets, and other
information materials on SARS prevention for distribution to the public through the
help of barangay health workers, other officials and members of the barangay, public
and private school teachers, officials and members of the Sangguniang Kabataan, and
members of the non-government organizations in the area to raise the consciousness
of the constituents of SARS and how it could affect their day-to-day activities.
b) Owners of cinemas may also be requested to allow the showing of commercials on
SARS preventive measures for a certain period, as may be agreed upon.
c) Mandatory requirement for all personnel and staff of private hospitals to wear
personal protective equipment such as masks and apparel while on duty.
d) Mandatory requirement for all owners/proprietors/administrators of private
establishments, including private hospitals to formulate their own safety measures to
protect about by SARS and inform the city mayor of their SARS prevention plan.
e) Mandatory cremation of any person confirmed to have died of SARS. Crematoriums
and/or funeral establishments are required to coordinate with the handling of the
remains of persons confirmed or suspected to have died of SARS.
f) The conduct of clean-up drive in the barangays, regularly but not less than once a
week, to include households, esteros, rivers and riverbanks, drainage, streets, alleys,
pathways and other public places. All barangay officials shall be required to take the
lead in the massive clean up operations in the barangays.

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g) The City Mayor may promulgate or issue such other rules and regulations consistent
with the specific provisions of this Article.

SECTION 80. FUNDING. The appropriate funding needed for the implementation of the
abovementioned provisions of this Article shall be taken from the funds of the City, the Calamity
Fund of the City may be utilized, subject, however, to existing guidelines prescribed under the
rules and regulations and other issuances implementing Republic Act 8185, governing the
allocation and utilization of the local calamity fund.

SECTION 81. SANCTIONS


a) Any person who violate the requirements for home confinement as provided for in the
second paragraph of Section 78 (b) (Rules and Procedures) hereof, shall be subject to
force confinement in any of the quarantine areas designated by the DOH, until the
necessary clearance is issued by the latter.
b) Any crematorium or funeral or embalming establishments offering cremation services
who refuse to cremate any person confirmed to have died from SARS despite the
written permission from the immediate family of the victim or the Department of
Health shall be subject to closure and cancellation of their business and mayor’s
permit and the owners, proprietors and/or managers of the said establishments shall
be penalized with a fine not exceeding five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) or an
imprisonment for a period of not exceeding one (1) year or both in the discretion of
the court.

Article C. REGULATING THE MOVEMENT OF ANIMALS SUSCEPTIBLE TO FOOT


AND MOUTH DISEASE (FMD), THEIR MEAT PRODUCTS AND BY-PRODUCTS
ENTERING THE CITY OF VIGAN
(Ordinance No. 5, Series of 2006)

SECTION 82. REGULATIONS FOR DRAFT ANIMALS. Foot and Mouth Disease
susceptible draft animals coming from endemic areas in Luzon, particularly Regions III, IV and
NCR may be shipped to the City of Vigan, provided the following requirements are complied
with:
a) Accompanied with a Veterinary Health Certificate indicating therein that the draft
animals have been vaccinated at least twice against FMD.
b) An authorized permit to ship draft animals issued by the Bureau of Animal Industry
and or the Regional Veterinary Quarantine Office of Provincial Veterinarian.

SECTION 83. REGULATIONS FOR BREEDERS AND GROWERS. FMD susceptible


breeder/grower animals may be shipped to Vigan City from Endemic places in Luzon provided
the requirements in Section 82 (Regulations for draft animals) of this Code are complied with.
In addition, the following requirements shall be met:
a) These animals should come from farms accredited by Bureau of Animal Industry
(BAI) as FMD Free.
b) Shipment of breeders/growers from Palawan, Masbate, Visayas and Mindanao must
be accompanied by Veterinary Health Certificate, Authority to ship livestock issued
by the BAI Director and Transshipment Certificate issued by the Port of Exit going to
Region I, indicating Vigan City as the point of destination.
c) Shipment of animals from Region II and V are allowed provided pertinent documents
are presented to prove that they were directly shipped from the said points of origin.

SECTION 84. REGULATIONS FOR SLAUGHTER ANIMALS. Animals for slaughter shall
be covered by the provisions of Section 82 (Regulations for Draft Animals) and Section 83
(Regulations for breeders and Growers) of this Article.

SECTION 85. REGULATIONS FOR SOURCED MEAT PRODUCTS. Sourced meat


products, processed or cooked, semi processed, uncooked meat and carcasses may be shipped
from endemic areas to Vigan City provided they come from accredited meat processors and

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accredited slaughterhouse. Shipment of meat and meat products must be accompanied by valid
Meat Inspection Certificate and shipping permit from the point of origin.

SECTION 86. DISPOSITION OF ILLEGAL SHIPMENT.


a) Animals that are found infected with FMD shall be immediately condemned and disposed
of by burning and/or burying in a deep pit in accordance with the IRR\NMIS
b) Exposed or contaminated animals without signs of FMD shall not be unloaded from the
transport carrier and shall be shipped back to the point of origin.
c) Unauthorized shipment of meat and meat products shall be seized and disposed of
immediately at the public market or slaughter house as provided by the National Meat
Inspection System Rules and Regulations.
d) Any cost or service incurred in the disposition of illegal shipments shall be paid and
shouldered by the shipper/trader or corporation liable for such violation.
e) The seizure or confiscation of animals, meat, meat products must be properly
documented, witnessed and covered by appropriate custody or acknowledgment receipt
prior to condemnation or release.
f) All shipment of FMD susceptible animals shall be properly disposed by the slaughter
master and the veterinary officer who shall determine the area of destination or business
transaction.

SECTION 87. REGULATORY PROVISIONS.


a) Any shipper/corporation or person trading his/her livestock coming from accredited
farms outside Region I shall be charged ONE THOUSAND PESOS (Pl,000.00) per head.
b) Any shipper/corporation or person trading his/her livestock coming from outside the
Province but within Region I shall be charged FIVE HUNDRED PESOS (P500.00) per
head.
c) Owners of livestock coming from within the Province of Ilocos Sur shall be charged
TWENTY PESOS (P20.00) per head.
d) Weighing service fees of livestock shall be charged from the concerned trader.
e) All fees shall be paid to and receipted by the authorized collector of the Vigan City
Slaughterhouse.
f) Any corporation or hog trader engaged in business in the City of Vigan shall secure
Mayor’s Permit relative thereto.
g) All pertinent papers/documents required in this Article shall be in original copies.

SECTION 88. OFFENSES AND PENALTY.


a) Any person or individual found to be transporting, dealing, buying or selling any animal
susceptible to FMD within the City of Vigan from accredited or non-accredited farm
shall suffer a penalty of three (3) months imprisonment or a fine of three thousand pesos
(Php 3,000.00) or both.
b) The penalty to be imposed against any erring officer shall be that of dismissal from office
without prejudice to filing of criminal, civil and administrative case.
c) Failure to pay the corresponding tax/fees provided herein shall be punished with a
penalty of three (3) months imprisonment ort a fine of five thousand pesos (P5,000.00).
d) A reward of 50% of the fine imposed in the provisions of this Article shall be given to
any person other than employees of the City government or members of the PNP who
shall give any information for the apprehension of violators of any of the provisions of
this Article.

Article D. REGULATING THE SHIPMENT, SALE AND PROCESSING OF POULTRY


AND OTHER BIRD FLU SUSCEPTIBLE FOWL AND BY-PRODUCTS
(Ordinance No. 28, Series of 2005).

SECTION 89. INTRA-PROVINCIAL SHIPMENT REGULATIONS. The following


procedures shall be observed in the shipment of chickens, turkeys, or ducks and their meat or
meat products to the city of Vigan coming from other provinces:

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a) Live chickens, turkeys, ducks, may be shipped to the City of Vigan from other provinces
provided that the flocks shall have accompanying veterinary Health Certificate indicating
that the animals are apparently healthy upon inspection, free from any contagious disease,
and a shipping permit issued by government authorities.
b) All shipments of poultry meat and meat products inclusive that of turkeys and ducks must
be accompanied by a valid meat inspection Certificate or shipping permit as further
allowed provided that they come from National Meat Inspection System (NMIS)
accredited meat processors or dressing plants. The shipper must have meat handler’s
license issued by the NMIS or the Local Government Unit (LGU) where the business
address of the shipper is located.

SECTION 90. PROVINCIAL SHIPMENT REGULATIONS WITHIN THE PROVINCE


OF ILOCOS SUR. The following procedures shall be observed in the shipment of chickens,
turkeys or ducks to the City of Vigan coming from other towns or cities within the province of
Ilocos Sur:
a) Live fowls bred or grown within the province may be sold in Vigan City, provided that
they have an accompanying veterinary certificate. In the absence or unavailability of a
municipal or practicing veterinarian within the town or city where the flock originates, a
simple certification indicating the health status and point of origin of the flock issued by a
livestock inspector, municipal agriculturist or agricultural technologist of the
municipality or city concerned, signed above his printed name shall be deemed
compliance thereof.
b) Dressed chickens, ducks, and turkeys may be sold for public consumption in Vigan City
provided that they have been dressed in slaughter houses classified as “AA” like
Cervantes, Santa Maria and Santa Lucia and with an accompanying meat inspection
report.

SECTION 91. ANTE-MORTEM INSPECTION OF POULTRY, DUCKS, OR TURKEYS


ON THE DAY OF SLAUGHTER.

a) An ante-mortem inspection shall be made to poultry, ducks, and turkeys on the day of
slaughter for the locally grown flock and upon arrival with for shipment coming from the
outside of the city. It shall be the responsibility of the shipper, grower or handler to ask
the physical presence of a veterinarian meat inspector, or agricultural technologist for
livestock and poultry to do the ante-mortem inspection and the issuance of the necessary
certificate/receipt thereto.

b) If live poultry, duck or turkey is believed to be affected by any contagious disease that is
tranferrable to man or has shown any of the symptoms of the avian influenza is found
within the public premises of any shipper/handler or in his/her stockyard/farm, such fowl
shall be segregated and an immediate test shall be made on such chicken, duck or turkey.
If found to be positive of the deadly disease, the place where the flock originates shall be
immediately quarantined provided the place is within the territorial jurisdiction of the
City. However, if the flock originates outside the city the officer in charge of the
examination shall request the local government unit concerned to quarantine the said
area.

The slaughtering of such fowl shall be deferred and shall be dealt with any of the
following ways:
i. If it is determined by the veterinarian, meat inspector or agricultural technologist
that further handling of such fowl will not create danger to the health, the same lot
shall be separated, subject to ante-mortem or post mortem inspection pursuant to the
regulations.
ii. If it is determined by the veterinarian meat inspector or agricultural technologist
that further handling of the fowl will create a hazard to health such flock may be
carefully inspected and all birds found to be or which are suspected of being affected

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with the contagious disease transmissible to man shall be condemned and disposed
pursuant to regulation.

SECTION 92. POST MORTEM INSPECTION


a) A post mortem inspection shall be made by “bird by bird” basis on all poultry, ducks or
turkeys within the farm/stockyard of a grower, shipper or handler as a temporary
processor in the absence of an official dressing plant in the city. Each carcass or all
parts of carcass shall be examined by the veterinarian, meat inspector or animal
technologist except for parts not intended for human consumption and is condemned.
b) Each carcass and all organs and other parts of carcass which are found to be
wholesome, fit and not adulterated shall be passed for human consumption.
c) Each carcass organs not inspected in the telyzoraphy dressing plant shall be
mandatorily examined in the market stalls or at the public market as part of the post-
abattoir inspection.
d) Dressed chickens, ducks and turkeys shipped and sold by big poultry
integrators/processor coming from outside the province, be it accompanied by meat
inspection certificate issued by authorities from the point of origin shall be subjected to
post-mortem inspection.
e) All inspections shall be validated by official receipt/certificate signed by city
veterinarian, meat inspector, agricultural technologist, or revenue collection officer as
the case may be.

SECTION 93. SCHEDULE OF FEES. As prescribed in Section 297 of the Vigan Revenue
Code as amended.

SECTION 94. ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES. The agency in charge with


the implementation of the specific provision of this Code shall conduct an information and
dissemination campaign about the deadly disease and shall cause the posting of the following
precautionary measures against the disease:
a) Do not bring in live chickens, ducks and turkeys from avian influenza affected
countries.
b) Avoid areas where migratory birds congregate.
c) Do not capture or get in contact with migratory or wild birds.
d) Clean and disinfect poultry farm and its surroundings regularly.
e) Report to authorities any illegal entry of poultry and its by-products.
f) Report to proper authorities or the health department of any unusual death of flock or
fowl suspected of showing any of the symptoms or carrying the virus.
g) Monitor the outbreak of the virus through the bird flu hotlines offered by
telecommunication companies.

The following are the existing hotlines on the outbreak of the bird’s flu
offered by telecommunication companies:
PLDT - (02) 925-9999
SMART - 155
TEXT MESSAGES FOR SMART SUBSCRIBERS – Text DOH – Msg to 2960

SECTION 95. INSPECTION ON PETS. The City veterinarian or his authorized representative
shall conduct a monthly inspection or at anytime at the discretion of the city veterinarian on birds
sold as pets in establishments engaged in the business of selling domesticated animals.
It shall be the duty of the owner of such establishment to inform the City Veterinarian
of any shipment of birds coming from other towns or cities.
The fees to be collected under this section shall be the same as in Section 297 of the
Vigan Revenue Code as amended hereof.

SECTION 96. CREATION OF A SPECIAL TASK FORCE. The city mayor may create a
special task force for the proper and strict implementation and enforcement of this Code and
whenever exigency requires.

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SECTION 97. OFFENSES AND PENALTIES.
a) Any person, juridical or individual, found to be transporting, dealing, buying or
selling any migratory or wild birds within the city of Vigan shall be punished by a
penalty of three months imprisonment or a fine of three thousand pesos or both. The
penalty shall be imposed against the officer or employee responsible for the violation
if the offender is a corporation.
b) Any person found to be violating Sections 89-92 of this Code (Intra Provincial
regulations, provincial shipment regulations, ante-mortem inspection of poultry,
ducks, post mortem inspection), or any of the subsections hereof shall be punished
by a penalty of three (3) months or a fine of three thousand (P3,000.00) or both.
c) Any person found to be giving or offering to give, directly or indirectly, any money,
gift or reward or anything of value to any inspector or any authorized person to
perform any duty prescribed by the provisions of this Article with intent to influence
such inspector in the discharge of his duty shall be punished by imprisonment of five
months or a fine of five (5) thousand pesos ( P5,000.00) or both.
d) It shall be unlawful for any inspector or other employees engaged in the performance
of any duty prescribed under this Article to accept from any person money, gift,
promise or reward or any other things of value in consideration with the performance
of his duty as prescribed by this Article.
e) The penalty to be imposed against any erring officer shall be that of dismissal from
office without prejudice to the filing of criminal, civil and administrative cases
against the offending officer

CHAPTER 6
SAFETY, CLEANLINESS AND SANITATION

I. SAFETY

Article A. TRAINED FIRST AIDER IN ALL GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE


ESTABLISHMENTS OR AGENCIES, OFFICERS OF THE DIFFERENT
ASSOCIATIONS AND SCHOOLS
(Ordinance No. 13, Series of 2002).
SECTION 98. COVERAGE.
a) All government and private establishments or agencies, markets; supermarkets;
department stores; hotels; restaurants; dormitories; schools; construction and
manufacturing companies and similar establishments that are operating within the
City of Vigan with ten (10) or more personnel.
b) All officers of the Vigan Public Market Vendors Association, Metro Vigan Tricycle
Drivers Association, Vigan District Teachers Association and pupil
governments/student councils from different schools within Vigan.

SECTION 99. PROVISIONS.


a) All establishment covered by the specific provisions of this Article must have:
i. At least one (1) first aider for every ten (10) employees undergo First Aid and
Basic Life Support Courses
ii. A First Aid kit
b) The Philippine National Red Cross-Ilocos Sur Chapter in cooperation with the City
Health Office and other accredited agencies shall provide First Aid and Basic Life
Support Training and issue a Certificate of Completion after the training.
c) All establishments must have all its personnel a record of blood types and to undergo
blood typing to be conducted by the PNRC-IS Chapter
d) Compliance to the provisions of this Article shall be a requirement for securing
Mayor’s Permit

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e) Compliance to the provisions of this Article for the Vigan Public Market Vendors
Association, the Tricycle Drivers Association, the Vigan District Teachers
Association and other school associations shall be a requirement for their
accreditation.
f) The City Health Office is hereby mandated and tasked as the lead agency to
implement and enforce the provisions of this Article.

SECTION 100. PENALTY.


a) For business establishments –Non-issuance or revocation of Mayor’s Permit
b) For associations – Non-approval of accreditation for above mentioned associations
stated in Section 98 (b) (Coverage).
c) For government agencies, and for public and private schools- Non-compliance
written report shall be given to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
for appropriate action.

Article B. ANIMAL CARE


( Ordinance No.17, series of 2008 )

SECTION 101. COVERAGE. This shall apply to animals raised or domesticated as pets, draft
animals, sources of food, and/or commodities for sale and profit.

SECTION 102. RATIONALE. – This is enacted pursuant to declared policy of the state to
safeguard life, promote health, public safety and public welfare.

SECTION 103. The Office of the City Veterinarian shall be responsible to oversee the
implementation of the provisions of this Article and shall :
a. Plan an integrated program for the registration of pets, or companion animals, and the
vaccination and impounding of stray animals.
b. Coordinate and/or collaborate with all concerned sectors, public or private, in the
furtherance and implementation of this Article.
c. Establish, develop, and maintain a fully equipped impounding center to be located at
the City Motor pool.
d. Provide incentives, rewards, recognition and awards to barangays involved in or
supporting the objectives and implementation of the specific provisions of this
Article.
e. Promulgate such rules and regulations in the implementation of this Article.

SECTION 104. The City Health Office shall oversee and ensure the:
a.) Availability and adequate supply of DOH Pre-qualified Human Anti-Rabies Vaccine.
b.) Provide Pre-exposure Treatment to high risk personnel such as, but not limited to,
veterinarians, animal handlers, vaccinators and those working with the rabies virus,
for free.
c.) Provide Post-exposure treatment at a minimum expense to individuals bitten by
animals suspected with rabies which will consist of the initial vaccine and
immunization virus
d.) Coordinate with the City Veterinarian in the development of appropriate health
education strategy to inform the public on rabies prevention and control and
responsible pet ownership.

SECTION 105. REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION, AND LICENSING OF DOGS,


AND CATS. All dogs and cats over three (3) months old raised within the City of Vigan shall
be registered at the Office of the City Veterinarian, which shall keep a registry book of all
licensed dogs and cats containing:
a.) Descriptions of their breed, color and sex
b.) Names and addresses of their owners or keepers
c.) Number of their license tag

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The license tag shall be provided by the Office of the City Veterinarian but the leather or
metal collar to which the metal tag shall be attached to shall be provided by the owner or keeper
of the pets.

SECTION 106. LICENSE CERTIFICATES - A license certificate with a tag shall be issued
to every specific dog or cat registered. However, no dog or cat shall be registered and issued a
License Certificate unless it has already been vaccinated by the City Veterinarian or any private
or government practitioner. If vaccination was made by the latter, an official certification to this
effect shall be required for the issuance of the License Certificate and dog tag. The tag issued to
register a dog or cat shall be always attached to its collar and be renewed annually.

SECTION 107. FEES – For the registration and licensing of dogs and cats, the owner shall pay
for the following at the Office of the City Treasurer:
a.) A Licensing fee of P 20.00
b.) License Tag P 20.00

SECTION 108. TERMS OF PAYMENT – The fees provided in Section 107 shall be paid to
the City Treasurer’s Office upon registration.

SECTION 109. RENEWAL OF LICENSE CERTIFICATE – License certificate issued to


registered dogs and cats shall be renewed on or before the expiration of its registration and shall
be issued only after said dogs and cats have been vaccinated against rabies. The same fees
indicated in Section 107 shall be paid by the owner for the renewal of the License Certificate and
tag.

SECTION 110. REGISTRATION OF LARGE CATTLE - Every person who owns large
cattle which has reached six (6) months old is required to register his ownership thereof with the
City Treasurer’s Office for which a Certificate of Ownership shall be issued to the owner upon
payment of the registration fee in the amount of one hundred pesos (P100.00) per head. A
branding iron duly registered to owner shall likewise be marked at the left hindquarter and the
city branding iron shall be marked at the right hindquarter of the animal.
Breakdown of the P100.00 Registration Fee:
Branding P40.00
Registration Fee P40.00
Livestock Fee P 20.00
Total P100.00
If the large cattle is sold or its ownership be transferred to another person, the sale and
transfer shall likewise be registered with the City Treasurer for which a Certificate of Transfer
shall be issued to the purchaser upon payment of a Transfer Certificate Fee in the amount of one
hundred pesos (100.00).
All pertinent data on large cattle presented to the City Treasurer shall be recorded in a
book showing the:
a.) Name and address of owner
b.) Class, color, sex of animal
c.) Brand and other identifying marks of the animal

The data should also be stated in the Certificate of Ownership issued to the owner of the
large cattle, and if transferred to another person, the respective names of the vendor and
transferor and the vendee or transferee shall likewise be indicated in the Certificate of Transfer.
All other matters relating to the registration of large cattle shall be governed by the
provisions of the Revenue Code of Vigan City not inconsistent with the provisions of this Code
and of the Revised Administrative Code and other applicable laws, rules and regulations.

SECTION 111. IMPOUNDING OF STRAY ANIMALS. All stray animals such as dogs, cats,
goats or other four- legged animals, fowls, and large cattle as defined in this Code shall be
impounded and brought to the City Pounding Center.

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SECTION 112. IMPOUNDING FEES – The following fees shall be applicable to every
impounded animals:
a.) for horses, cattle or carabaos – P300.00
b.) for dogs, goats and cats – P200.00

In addition, the owner of the animal impounded shall pay the amount of fifty pesos
(P50.00) per day until such day that the owner redeems the same. The impounding fee shall be
paid at the City Treasurer’s Office.

SECTION 113. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.


a. It shall be the duty of the City Veterinarian to direct and supervise the daily round of
catching stray animals which shall be kept at the City Impound Center.
b. The City Veterinarian upon receipt of any animal in the center shall advertise through
official notice to be posted at the City Hall Bulletin Board and the barangay bulletin
board where the stray animal was picked-up, stating the following:
b.1. The name of the owner if it is a registered animal.
b.2. If unregistered, the color, breed and other description of the impounded
animal.
b.3. A notice that unless redeemed, the animal will be sold at a public auction at
the City Impound Center on the sixth day from the time of its impounding or any
specified date therein between 9:00 AM to 4:00PM.
c. SALE, APPLICATION OF AMOUNT RECEIVED. If nobody shall claim ownership
of the impounded animal after the expiration of five (5) days from its impoundment,
the City Veterinarian shall inform the City Treasurer, who in turn shall advertise the
sale of the impounded animal at a public auction. Upon completion of the sale by the
City Veterinarian, he shall render a report to the City Treasurer a summary of the
actual expenses and authorized fees thereof to be credited to the proceeds of the sale.
The balance of the proceeds received from the sale of the animal, shall be refunded to
the proven owner of such animal, provided such amount is claimed within fifteen (15)
days after the date of the sale. If not claimed, said amount shall accrue to the coffer of
the City government.
d. REDEMPTIONS – At anytime during or before the auction sale of the impounded
animal, may redeem the same by paying at the City Treasurer’s Office the authorize
fees for impounding, sustenance, and care as may be prescribed by the specific
provisions of this Code together with the registration and tag of the animal.
e. QUARTERLY STATEMENTS - The City Veterinarian shall furnish, every first week
of each quarter, the City Treasurer a report detailing all animals impounded during
the quarter, the kinds of animals and disposition of same. Copies of which shall be
furnished to the City Mayor.
f. No officer or employee of the city government concerned with the care and/or sale of
animals impounded therein shall be qualified to purchase the impounded animals.
g. DISPOSAL OF UNSOLD/UNCLAIMED IMPOUNDED ANIMALS. All impounded
animals not claimed or unsold during the scheduled auctions shall be disposed of as
follows:
g.1. Healthy dogs and cats shall be donated to the institution or colleges and
universities interested in research or shall be killed humanely.
g.2. Other impounded animals of the bovine family shall be slaughtered for public
consumption and/ or be distributed to charitable institutions in accordance with
existing laws and ordinances.
g.3. All deceased animals shall be condemned after proper examination by the City
Veterinarian.
h. All impounded animals, specifically dogs and cats from three (3) months old and
above shall be mandatorily vaccinated against rabies prior to issuance of license and
sale at public auction. The winning bidder shall pay for the license fee, the license tag
fee as prescribed in this Code.

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SECTION 114. PENALTY CLAUSE – Any person who shall violate any of the specific
provisions of this Article shall be penalized with a fine of not less than two thousand pesos
(P2,000.00) but not more than five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than
ten (10) days but not more than thirty (30) days or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion
of the court.

SECTION 115. PROPER EDUCATION AND ADVOCACIES FOR PET OWNERS AND
DOG CATCHERS. – The City Veterinarian Office shall be mandated to conduct advocacies on
the proper care and upkeep of animals and explain the provisions of this Article in coordination
with the barangay captains in all the barangays of the City. The Barangay Captains is required to
invite speakers from this office to ensure the proper implementation of this Article and for the
promotion of the safety of the general public. Dog catchers should also be properly educated in
the correct way of handling the caught dogs and cats.

Article C. VECTOR CONTROL


(Ordinance No. 07, Series of 2010)

SECTION 116. PURPOSE – Vector Control in the City of Vigan aims to protect the public
health, safety and general welfare by:

a) Preventing or controlling the spread of vector borne disease.


b) Averting the blighting effects which the presence of vector infestation places on an
affected neighborhood, including undermining the desirability of housing, causing
decline in property value and contributing to the image of an environmentally unfit
area.
c) Facilitating the services of the City Health Office Vector Control Program staff by
making more regulations concerning vector control.

SECTION 117. INSPECTION PROCEDURES - The inspection procedures shall be as


follows:

a) Inspection procedures shall be conducted by the Inspection Officer.


b) The Inspection Officer shall be empowered to inspect any structure or premises in
the City of Vigan at any reasonable time. The Inspection Officer is authorized to
conduct the inspection on any part of the premises, including any interior spaces.
c) In the event that the owner or occupant refuses to permit the Inspection Officer to
inspect the premises, the Inspection Officer shall obtain a search warrant from a court
of competent jurisdiction authorizing entry to the premises in question.
d) The Inspection Officer shall continue to inspect the premises periodically, as he or
she deems necessary, until he or she has certified that the violation has been
corrected.
e) The Inspection Officer shall re-inspect any premises which has been previously cited
for violating the terms of this Code within 180 days of the date on which the violation
has been certified as having been corrected.
f) Inspection of specific types of land uses which are prone to vector harborage shall
occur regularly, as indicated below:

i. Commercial, industrial or institutional establishments in which foodstuffs are


sold, handled, processed or stored: Semi-Annual Inspection.
ii. Commercial, industrial or institutional establishments in which large quantities
of materials must be regularly located in outside storage areas: Semi-Annual
Inspection.

g) Any owner or occupant within the City of Vigan may issue a complaint requesting
action by the Inspection Officer. The complaint must be signed and in writing. The
identity of the complainant shall be kept confidential unless otherwise requested by

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the complainant or a court of competent jurisdiction. Within 15 days of the receipt of
the complaint, the Inspection Officer shall indicate, in writing, the action taken on the
complaint.

SECTION 118. NOTICE OF VIOLATION

a) When the Inspection Officer has deemed any premises in violation of this Article, he
or she shall issue a written notice of violation to the owner and/or occupant,
depending on the nature of the violation, and shall require the owner and/or occupant
to correct the cited violation.
b) The written notice of violation shall contain, at a minimum, the following
information:

i. Indicate the address and/or the location of the premises.

ii. Describe all violations, including the date(s) on which they were observed, and
indicating where on the premises the violations exist or were practiced.

iii. At the discretion of the Inspection Officer, indicate alternative techniques or


practices which are satisfactory to correct the cited violation.

iv. Issue an order to correct and indicate the penalties for non-compliance.

v. Specify a period of time by which the violation must be corrected.

vi. Carry the signature or a facsimile of the signature of the Inspection Officer.

vii. Indicate the name, office mailing address and office telephone number of the
Inspection Officer.

c) The notice of violation shall be served upon the owner or the occupant of the
structure by any one of the following methods:

i. Delivering the notice directly to the hands of the owner or occupant or


responsible person in his or her household who will sign for him or her; or
ii. Mailing the notice, or a copy thereof, by return-receipt mail to the last known
address of the owner or occupant; or

iii. If the letter is returned showing that it cannot be delivered, posting a copy of
the notice in a conspicuous place in or about the cited premises.

d) The Inspection Officer shall certify to the correction of the violation cited in the
notice. Such certification, at a minimum, shall consist of the Inspection Officer's
signature and the date on which the certification is made.

SECTION 119. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES. Any person who violates or permits the
violation of the said specific provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction in a summary
proceeding, be punishable by a fine of Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2,000.00) or by an
imprisonment not exceeding thirty days (30) or both at the sound discretion of the court.

In cases of extended non-compliance or in cases of a clear and present danger to the health,
safety or general welfare of the citizenry, the City Mayor shall be empowered to exercise any of
the following actions, subject to adequate notice to the owner of the property:

a) Order the Inspection Officer to cause the immediate vacancy of the cited premises by
any and all individuals. The Inspection Officer shall post in plain view a notice

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stating "unfit for human occupancy" and requiring the vacancy of said premises until
the violation is corrected.
b) Order the correction of the violation by the appropriate city staff.
c) Engage a qualified contractor to correct the violation.
d) Authorize the condemnation and demolition of the cited premises.

Reimbursement for city costs incurred in the correction of violations or in demolition shall be
recouped from the owner and/or occupant in any of the following ways:

a) Attaching a city lien on the cited property;


b) Civil action against the owner and/or occupant; or
c) Sale of personal property(ies) found on the premises.

SECTION 120. REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS.


a) General requirements for all property owners.
i. The interior and exterior of all premises shall be maintained in a clean and
sanitary condition which shall prevent vector harborage.
ii. During construction activities, preventive measures shall be taken which shall
preclude vector harborage.
iii. If vectorproofing materials are removed from a structure during structural
renovations, these materials shall be comparably replaced.
iv. Upon receipt of a notice of violation, proper techniques of vectorproofing
and/or extermination must be taken by the owner to correct the identified
violation. If continued reapplication is necessary to correct the problem, the
owner shall continue the extermination techniques as determined by the
Inspection Officer.

b) General requirements of occupants and lessees.

i. Every occupant of a dwelling unit or a rooming unit and every lessee of space
of a commercial, office or industrial premises shall be responsible to maintain
said unit or space in a clean and sanitary condition which shall prevent vector
harborage.
ii. Every occupant and lessee shall dispose of all garbage and rubbish in a safe,
clean and sanitary manner. Garbage must be temporarily stored prior to its
collection for ultimate disposal in a tightly sealed, metal or heavy plastic
container designed specifically for this purpose. Garbage may not be stored in
plastic garbage bags unless they are placed in an acceptable container as described
above. Rubbish must be temporarily stored in a closed container.

iii. An occupant or lessee shall be held responsible for the extermination of


vectors rather than the property owner when the unit or space occupied by the
occupant or lessee is the only one in which infestation is detected on a multiple-
occupancy premises. However, where infestation is found to be a direct result of
owner neglect, the owner shall be held responsible for extermination.

iii. Upon receipt of a notice of violation, proper steps must be taken by the
occupant or lessee to correct the identified violation. If continued
reapplication is necessary to correct the problem, the occupant or lessee shall
continue the extermination techniques as determined by the Inspection
Officer.

c) Building requirements.

i. All openings, including any openings for utility lines, must be protected by
vectorproof material, such as screening.

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ii. The walls, flooring, porches and basements of any structure must be
vectorproofed.

iii. Every plumbing and waste pipe shall be properly maintained in good sanitary
condition in order to prevent a point of vector harborage on the premises.

d) Yard and grounds requirements.

i. The exterior spaces of all premises shall be kept free of all accumulated
garbage, rubbish and junk.
ii. Firewood stacks shall be raised at least 12 inches above ground level.

iii. Any exterior spaces located in an urbanized area shall be kept free of high
grass or weed growth that may serve as a vector harborage.

iv. Any exterior space located in an urbanized area shall be kept free of standing
pools of stagnated water that may serve as a vector harborage.

v. No material, including firewood or building lumber, which may serve as a


vector harborage shall be stored or stacked directly against the exterior wall of
any structure.

e) Requirements for animal shelters. An animal shelter for more than two animals must
be properly and regularly sanitized and fumigated as necessary in order to prevent
vector harborage. Feed materials must be stored within vectorproofed, sealed
containers or structures inaccessible to vectors.
f) Extermination.

i. At the time infestation is identified, acceptable techniques of extermination


shall be initiated by the person cited in the notice of violation to remove the
infestation.
ii. After the extermination is complete, proper precautions shall be taken to
prevent reinfestation.

g) Chemicals/Pesticides use in Fumigation . The chemicals/pesticides that will be use in


fumigation/extermination of infestation shall only be those allowed and accredited by the
Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority of the Department of Agriculture.

SECTION 121. FUNDING REQUIREMENTS. The City Government of Vigan shall


appropriate necessary funds for the effective implementation of the provisions of this Article.

II. CLEANLINESS AND SANITATION


Article A. REGULATION IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF JUNKYARDS IN VIGAN
( Ordinance No. 08, Series of 2002 )

SECTION 122. GUIDELINE. That a perimeter fence shall be constructed/made available, out
of concrete hallow blocks with a height of 5 feet to surround the junkyard site.

SECTION 123. PENALTY. Violation of any provisions herein shall be penalized with the fine
of P500.00 for the First (1st) offense; P1,000.00 for the second ( 2nd offense) and cancellation
of Mayor’s Permit for the third (3rd) offense.

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Article B. MAINTENANCE OF CLEANLINESS AND SANITATION IN PUBLIC
PLACES
(Ordinance No. 17, Series of 2002).

SECTION 124. GENERAL PROVISIONS.


a) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw litter materials on streets, sidewalks or
other public places, including government buildings and offices and public utility
vehicles within the City of Vigan;
b) Garbage for disposal shall be segregated and kept inside the premises and shall only
be brought outside upon collection by the waste/garbage haulers. The General
Services Office (GSO), which is authorized to collect and dispose the city’s garbage,
shall provide schedules for garbage collection, which shall be properly disseminated,
to the general public.
c) Garbage shall not be thrown, dumped and disposed of and left along sidewalk, streets,
creeks, esteros, rivers, vacant lots, parks and public places.
d) The owner, lessee or occupant of both residential and commercial establishments
situated within the City of Vigan shall undertake to clean the sidewalk, passageways
and half of the street fronting their residence or establishments.
e) The dumping of carcasses of dead animals such as dogs, pigs, cats and rats, among
others in drainages, canals, rivers, and other waterways is strictly prohibited. These
carcasses shall be disposed off by burying the animals in backyards.
f) Urinating and defecating in all public places within the City of Vigan is strictly
prohibited.
g) Open spitting and nose blowing within the premises of government building,
including public places and inside public utility vehicles is strictly prohibited.
h) All open loading trucks and other heavy vehicles loaded with sand, gravel hollow
blocks, garbage and other materials that may litter the streets of Vigan are required to
place appropriate coverings over the materials being transported.
i) Motor shops, repair shops and private garages of automotive vehicles are required to
provide receptacle cans for storage and recycling purposes of used motor oil. It is
also strictly prohibited to dump used motor oil in canals, waterways or any
unauthorized area.
j) All public utility vehicles including school service vehicles, operating within the City
of Vigan are required to have within their vehicles a waste can, trash bin, plastic bag
or other garbage receptacle for use by their passengers. A “No Littering” sign shall
also be posted in a conspicuous place near the waste can, trash bin or plastic bag
receptacle.

SECTION 125. PENALTY CLAUSE. The following penalties shall be imposed upon any
violators of the specific provisions of this code and as such be issued pertinent Citation Ticket.

a) For violation of Section 124 (a-g) (General Provisions), any individual, homeowner
and vendor in the Vigan Public Market, shall pay a fine of TWO HUNDRED
PESOS (Php 200.00) per violation. In case of inability to pay the prescribed fine, the
violator shall render eight (8) hours of community service, which shall be under the
supervision of the General Service Office, such as:
i. Street or park sweeping,
ii. Manual de-clogging/cleaning of canals/street drainage

For business/industrial establishment:


FIRST OFFENSE - a fine of FIVE HUNDRED PESOS (Php 500.00)
per violation shall be imposed.
SECOND OFFENSE – a fine of ONE THOUSAND PESOS (Php
1,000.00).

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THIRD OFFENSE – closure of establishment and revocation of
Business Permit for a duration of one (1) year from the issuance of
the closure order.

b) For violation of Section 124 (h-j) (General Provisions)


FIRST OFFENSE – a fine of FIVE HUNDRED PESOS (Php 500.00)
per violation per day. In case of inability to pay, he/she shall
render community service of sixteen (16) hours.
SECOND OFFENSE – a fine of ONE THOUSAND PESOS (Php
1,000.00).

THIRD OFFENSE – closure of establishment and revocation of


Business Permit for a duration of one (1) year from the issuance of
the closure order for shop owners.

SECTION 126. IMPLEMENTING ENTITIES. The Barangay Councils of the City of Vigan
shall actively participate and are tasked with the implementation of these provisions of this
Article in their respective barangays. They shall deputize the necessary personnel as Sanitation
Officers for this purpose. The deputized personnel must have sufficient identification and
authority to apprehend violators. The Office of the City Treasurer shall provide and issue
necessary Citation Tickets to all authorized personnel and deputized officers of all the barangays.
In the absence of any of the deputized officers stated herein , any person may act as
apprehending officer by virtue of the Citizen’s Arrest

SECTION 127. ACCRUAL OF FINE. The fines prescribed in the abovementioned provisions
shall be remitted to:
(a) The City Treasurer of Vigan, in case the violator was apprehended by any member of
the PNP, Traffic Aide, Tourist Police, any deputized officers and any citizen of the
City of Vigan effecting the citizen’s arrest.
(b) The Barangay Treasurer of the concerned Barangay in case the violator was
apprehended by deputized officers of the barangay.

From the amount of fine remitted, Twenty-five percent (25%) thereof shall be
granted as incentive to the apprehending officer, while the remaining Seventy-five
percent (75%) shall accrue to the general fund of the City of Vigan.

In the case of the Barangay, Twenty-five percent (25%) thereof shall be granted
as incentive to the deputized officer, twenty-five percent (25%) to the City of
Vigan and while the remaining fifty percent (50%) shall accrue to the general
fund of the Barangay.

Article C. REQUIRING VENDORS OF READY-TO-EAT FOOD/DELICACIES TO


PROVIDE COVER FOR THE SAME, PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION
IN ITS PROVISION WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF
VIGAN
(Ordinance No. 18, Series of 2002).

SECTION 128. COVERAGE. This shall cover all vendors and business establishment within
the City of Vigan.

SECTION 129. GENERAL PROVISIONS. All vendors and business establishments are
required to protect at all times ready-to-eat food/delicacies from contamination of dirt, flies and
other insects by providing food covering, plastic sheet cover or hard-top-cover or placing them in
a display panel.

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SECTION 130. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR VENDORS OF EMPANADA AND
BAGNET.
a) Vendors selling empanadas should wear apron and head dress, use paper plates and bowls
as well as sterilized utensils.
b) Vendors of empanadas and bagnet should use clean brown paper sheet or newsprint in
wrapping. Newspapers or any re-used materials for wrapping are absolutely prohibited.

SECTION 131. PENAL PROVISIONS.


First Offense - a fine of P500.00
Second Offense - a fine of P1,000.00
Third Offense - a fine of P1,500.00 and revocation of Mayor’s Permit

Article D. PROHIBITING NON – RESIDENTS OF VIGAN FROM DISPOSING THEIR


GARBAGE WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF VIGAN
(Ordinance No. 3, Series of 2000).

SECTION 132. STATEMENT OF POLICY. It is hereby declared a policy of the City


Government of Vigan to prohibit or disallow the dumping and/or disposal of waste, refuse or
garbage by non – residents in any place within the territorial limit of Vigan.

SECTION 133. SCOPE AND COVERAGE. Transients are covered among the non – residents
prohibited from dumping and/or disposing their garbage in the City. Businessmen,
professionals, workers and students who rent apartments, or stay in boarding houses in this City
are exempted from the prohibition herein provided for.

SECTION 134. Violation of these specific provisions of this Article shall be penalized as
follows:
a. First Offense P 500.00
b. Second Offense 1,000.00
c. Third Offense 1,500.00
with subsidiary imprisonment in case of insolvency of the violator.
In case the offender is an agent of any LGU, the LGU concerned or its supervising officer
shall held responsible and shall be penalized with the same penalty imposed under this
Section.

Article E. REQUIRING “KUCTHEROS” TO PROVIDE URINE RECEPTACLE


FACILITY IN THEIR CALESA
(Ordinance No. 17, Series of 2006)

SECTION 135. GENERAL PROVISION. It shall be the duty and responsibility of "kutcheros"
to provide a catch basin receptacle for the urine of their horse and to dispose of properly in a
plastic drum urine storage which shall be provided by the City Government. The store urine shall
be frequently disposed by the (GSO) General Services Office.

SECTION 136. PENALTY. A fine of FIFTY PESOS (Php 50.00) shall be collected from any
violator of Section 135.

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CHAPTER 7
FINAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 137. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. If, for any reason, any provision, section or part
of this Code is declared not valid by a Court of competent jurisdiction or suspended or revoked
by the authorities concerned, such judgment shall not affect or impair the remaining provisions,
section, or parts which shall continue to be in force and effect.

SECTION 138. APPLICABILITY CLAUSE. The pertinent provisions of existing laws and
other ordinances shall govern all other matters relating to the impositions or regulation provided
in the Code.

SECTION 139. REPEALING CLAUSE. All ordinances, rules and regulations or parts thereof,
in conflict with, or inconsistent with any provisions of this Code are hereby repealed or modified
accordingly.

SECTION 140. EFFECTIVITY. This code shall take effect upon approval.

APPROVED on MARCH 05, 2012.

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(Sgd.)
LOURDES DG BAQUIRAN
City Vice Mayor

(Sgd.) (Sgd.)
AUDIE Q. AGDAMAG HERMENIGILDO APELIN
Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Sangguniang Panlungsod Member

(Sgd.) (Sgd.)
GEORGE J. VILLANUEVA HENRY A. FORMOSO
Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Sangguniang Panlungsod Member

(Sgd.) (Sgd.)
BENEDICTO JOSE P. VERZOSA CONSTANTE V. BENZON
Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Sangguniang Panlungsod Member

(Sgd.) (Sgd.)
LORETO A. QUIBILAN JANINA CARINE M. FARIÑAS
Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Sangguniang Panlungsod Member

(Sgd.) (Sgd.)
KRISTEN BENEDICT FIGUERRES FRANCISCO ARTURO O. RANCHES III
Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Sangguniang Panlungsod Member

(Sgd.) (Sgd.)
JOHN PATRICK A. SINGSON STEPHEN ANDRE L. DE LEON
ABC President PPSK Vice-President

Attested:

(Sgd.)
JAYSON P. AVILA
Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod

Approved:

(Sgd.)
EVA MARIE S. MEDINA
City Mayor
Date Approved: April 2, 2012.

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