03 Jan Cagayan de Oro Gov’t Records 89 Violators On The First 2 Days Of Plastic Ban
Mga higala! The City Government of Cagayan de Oro has already recorded a total of 89 VIOLATORS on the first 2 days (January 1 & 2) of the recently implemented PLASTIC BAN.
According to a report written by Nef Luczon, the violators were mostly market vendors from various parts of the city.
They requested to be allowed to use their remaining plastic bags, but Pria Tacandong of CLENRO reminded them that the city has already informed local businesses like them of the plastic ban as early as September last year.
“We are still warning them (violators) because the printing of violation receipts are not yet finished. The maximum penalty for every plastic bag issuance is PHP3,000,” said CLENRO Chief Armen Cuenca.
For more details, read the Philippine News Agency‘s post:
REMINDER: This is not a “total ban” of cellophane usage. This is a regulation focused on common plastic bags or “sando bags.” Pouch-type cellophane bags, those without handles, can still be used to pack wet goods such as meat, fresh fruits, vegetables and more.