Dumaguete City has some noteworthy regulatory ordinances that have been crafted by our City Councilors:
Ordinance No. 16 (1988) which is the Market Code; Ordinance No.76 (2003)on Illegal Vendors; Tax Ordinance No. 139 on the Business/Mayor’s Permit; Ordinance No. 65 (2005) on Anti-Indecency; Ordinance No. 17 (2001) on Truancy; Ordinance No. 115 (2006) on Curfew; Ordinance No. 18 (1982) on the Regulation of the Sale of Liquor; Ordinance No. 3 (1999) on the Accreditation of Boarding Houses; Ordinance No. 17 (2003) on the Anti-Smoking Campaign; Ordinance No. 29 (2000) on Cyberspace; Ordinance No. 80 (2003) on Night Clubs, Billiard Poles;
Then we have the Anti-Vagrancy Law; Anti-Mendicancy Law; Anti-Squatting Ordinance; Idle Lot Ordinance; Building & Fencing Permit; ISWM Ordinance/Anti-Littering Law; Hot Meat Pursuit; Traffic Enforcement; the Stray Dogs Problem; Meat/Fish/Vegetable Inspection; HIV-STD; Sanitation & Food Safety, etc.
All these have been the focus of past chief executives of this City as they committed to implement with full might such regulatory ordinances that were expected to promote order, fairness, and equality among our people, reduce the number of violators, and put money in the City’s coffers from fines and penalties.
This time, Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria issued Executive Order No. 10, creating the Special Action Group Advocating Rapid Reform (Task Force SAGARR), a super body, mandated to address urgent dilemmas.
To effectively implement and enforce E.O. No. 10, Mayor Sagarbarria would act as the Task Force commander, and City Administrator William E. Ablong as ground commander.
Existing task forces such as the Task Force Bantay Syudad, and the Market Task Force shall be under the umbrella of the super body.
Furthermore, operation team leaders have been designated to bring about SAGARR’s objective into action, and give positive results for the good of all Dumagueteños and our dear City: Charles Tubog, Edgar Caro, Laume Quijote, Engr. Renier Enario, Atty. Arthur Fran Tolcidas, Richard Duran, Joaquin Jeffrey Abella III, Danilo Atillo, Glenn Villamil, Ronnie Calawod, C/Insp William Tacaldo.
These 11-team task leaders have a number of personnel under their command and are respectively assigned to different functions.
For now, a series of special trainings are in progress conducted by Task Force Ground Commander Mr. Ablong.
Mayor Sagarbarria is hopeful that after thorough trainings and preparations, Task Force Sagarr will be fully operational within by March this year, and would eventually reap results for change and reforms especially in the implementation of the regulatory ordinances.
“I am enjoining everyone to uphold the law for us to achieve our objectives for a better Dumaguete,” Mayor Chiquiting is asking the Dumaguete residents.