The Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) of Camarines Sur has declared Buhi ‘Timbangan ng Bayan’ Ordinance valid.

In a letter sent by Acting Secretary to the Sanggunian Rosario E. Polillo to Vice Mayor Jose Alfred N. Balagot dated October 29,  2020, but was released on December 21, last year, the SP declared Ordinance no. 20-226 of the municipality of Buhi entitled “An Ordinance Establishing the ‘Timbangan ng Bayan’ at the Buhi Public Market and Appropriating Funds for the Purposes,” in order.

Upon deliberation, the provincial board found the Ordinance within the prescribed limit of powers of the Sanggunian Bayan and its related laws, Pollilio said.

The main focus of and objective of the Ordinance is to establish a standard and calibrated weighing scale for public use. To avoid dysfunctionally, it deems proper to have its maintenance every six months in the Ordinance provision, Pollilio further clarifies.

Polillo also stressed that this Ordinance would provide fair marketing and economic concept to all market-goers of Buhi.

SP Chairperson of the Committee on Laws and Review Board Member Romulo O. Hernandez and Majority Floor Leader Angel G. Naval noted the SP’s findings.

The Ordinance authored and introduced by Councilor Agustin “Ting” Villadares on November 7, 2019, was enacted by the Sanggunian Bayan on August 17, 2020. Mayor Margarita M. Aguinillo approved the same into law on September 10, 2020. 

Villadares is very confident that Market Supervisor Zaldy Arcilla will implement the same at the soonest possible time to protect the consumers’ interest amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, SB Secretary Heriberto Morana said that aside from the Villadares Ordinance, another ordinance authored by Councilor Loreto Camasis establishing and installing CCTV cameras in Buhi was also declared valid.