Saturday, November 18, 2017

LPCC-Iligan Seized 136 Weighing Scales without Valid Sticker

(Thursday, 13th day of July 2017)

 

A total of 136 weighing scales without valid sticker were seized by the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) of Iligan City during the Operation Timbangan simultaneously held in Pala-o and Central Markets and nearby areas in the morning of 12 July 2017.

Iligan City Mayor Celso G. Regencia wants the buying public to feel the active presence of the government in protecting consumers from unscrupulous business establishments thru the LPCC and not just in ensuring the safety and security of his constituents amidst the Marawi Crisis.

Operation Timbangan was also conducted due to the significant number of verbal complaints recently from consumers on purchases involving the utilization of weighing scales this in spite of the presence of Timbangan ng Bayan facility to verify the grams or kilograms of goods bought, or items to be handled like in laundry stations.

The Permits and License Division of the City Mayor’s Office spearheaded the said operation to 144 businesses which included service and repair shops as well as ambulant vendors.

In the meantime, DTI has encouraged the LGU-Iligan thru its Economic Enterprise Development and Management Office (EEDMO) to adjust the service hours of Timbangan ng Bayan to accommodate early morning and late evening buyers. Service hours of Timbangan ng Bayan facilities are usually from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

 

– – Angelo A. Devero / STIDS

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