Buhi Rizal Park, San Buenaventura, Buhi, Camarines Sur.

The Sanggunian Bayan (SB) of Buhi Committee on Ordinances treated on Wednesday the proposed rules and regulations in the use and maintenance of Buhi Rizal Park and other parks.

Councilor Ting Villadares, the Ordinance author, says that the measure’s purpose is to harmonize utmost care and respect to Rizal Park and other parks.

 Parks depict and represent the rich historical, cultural, arts, and heritage of the nation and the municipality of Buhi, Villadares said.

 Among the existing parks covered by the proposed Ordinance aside from Rizal Park are the following: Ricafranca Freedom Park, Nakabuhi Park, Pamuntugan Golden Bell Park, Sarikaw Statue, Old Cemetery Entrance Arch, Buhi Mini Park(besides St. Francis of Assisi Church patio), and other parks to be established and designated in the future, said Villadares.

The proposed measure prohibits vandalism, unauthorized trade, commerce, parking of vehicles, obstruction, gambling, and any other activities that show rudeness and violate morals and customs in the parks, Villadares explained.

Villadares also clarifies that activities with humanitarian causes will be allowed in the park. The organizer must obtain a mayor’s permit.

Penalty for violations ranges from PhP1,000 to P2,500 fine and a maximum of one month imprisonment at the court’s discretion, Villadares added.

Committee Secretar Felipe Infante, Jr. told the Buhi Magazine that Municipal Engineer Herminio Odiada introduce some revision to the Villadares Ordinance, particularly on parks’ maintenance and other regulation.

Once the author’s revision to the proposed law reaches the committee, it will be reported back to the plenary for a public hearing, Infante said.

Present during the hearing is Committee Chairperson Councilor Loreto Camasis, Councilor Myrna Imperial as a member, and the author Councilor Villadares, said Infante.

Invited as resource persons were Municipal Engineer Herminio Odiada,  OIC-Municipal Planning and Development Officer Ely Yapan, Diones Ailes and  Joseph Mormon Carullo of the Assessor’s office, and General Services Officer Vincent Dasmarinas, Infante added.