A resolution requesting the City Treasurer's Office, through the Office of the Mayor, to strictly test, calibrate, and seal all instruments for determining weights and measures in all consumer and consumer-related transactions in all markets and satellite markets in Bacolod City, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod recently.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Bart Orola, also enjoined the City Legal Office-Enforcement Team and the CMO-Price Monitoring Unit, and the Philippine National Police to continuously monitor its compliance.
It said there have been numerous reports of weighing scales with short weights, or inaccurate measures, being used during the recent holidays.
To promote and encourage fair, honest and equitable relations among parties in consumer transactions and in order to protect the consuming public against deceptive and unfair sales acts or practices, there is a need to strictly monitor all instruments for determining weights and measures, such as weighing scales, among others, the resolution said.*CGS
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