The new TF SAGARR
Published by the Visayan Daily Star Publications, Inc.
|NINFA R. LEONARDIA|
Editor-in-Chief & President
NIDA A. BUENAFE
MAJA P. DELY
ANTONIO L. LEONARDIA|
The City of Dumaguete had been blowing hot and cold in the implementation of some ordinances for the benefit and well-being of senior citizens, adults, students and children living in the city.
Now City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria has initiated the consolidation of the forces assigned with the Task Force SAGARR (Special Action Group Advocating Rapid Reform) and the Market Task Force into one “super body”.
The “super body” is headed by City Administrator William Ablong and will strictly enforce ordinances and other measures in the city.
Under the new structure of Task Force SAGARR, the city can concentrate on the strict enforcement of ordinances such as those on mendicancy, vagrancy, spitting, urinating and defecating in public, the selling of liquor to minors, ambulant vendors, and curfew for minors, the market and slaughterhouse code and, most especially, the ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places.
The task force will also be deployed during calamities and disasters as reinforcement, and will provide support to the city’s Rescue 348 and law enforcers.
Although, the new structure will still be manned by the same officials and employees, their functions are clearer, and that is to “strictly” enforce ordinances.
We hope that, at least, we will see our ordinances actually working to improve our lives, and that those assigned to these tasks will faithfully discharge their duties humanely and fairly.*