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SP amends Inasal Fest ordinance


An ordinance amending several provisionsof City Ordinance 482, series of 2009, which establishes the Manokan Country Inasal Festival in Bacolod,was approved on third and final reading by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.

CO 482 was passed on February 18, 2009 to stage a yearly Inasal Festival in Bacolod to promote the chicken inasal industry of the city.

The festival aims to establish the ownership of the intangible cultural heritage of chicken inasal as a Bacolod original.

The amended ordinance will be known as “Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival” and will be held every first week of May.

T he yearly Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival will be managed by the special committee which will identify the venue of the festivity.

The special committee will be created by the city mayor, who will sit as chairman, through an executive order, and this will be composed of the following: chairmen/chairpersons of the SP Committee on Tourism; Local, National and International Cooperation; and Public Markets, to serve as co-chairmen.

Other members are the City Administrator, City Tourism Officer,City Engineer,City Planning and Development Officer, head of City Mayor’s Office-Sectoral Concerns Office Representative, head of Public Order and Safety Office, head of City Legal Office-Enforcement Unit, Bacolod City Health Officer;

City Budget Officer, head of the Bacolod City Police Office, two members from the private sector, one member from the business sector engaged in the chicken inasal business, and the president of the Manokan Country occupants/tenants.

The ordinance provides that the city government, through the local chief executive, should provide a funding allocation to this yearly festivity, in the amount of P2 million, subjectto the approval of the SP.

The funds will be managed by the special committee and subject to liquidation, based on the proper accounting and auditing procedures, it said.

The ordinance was authored by Councilor Em Ang and co-authored by councilors Bartolome Orola, Cindy Rojas, and Caesar Distrito. *CGS


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