To reduce plastic usage in Tagbilaran City, City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap gives the go-signal for the implementation of City Ordinance C-223, otherwise known as “Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance” in the City of Tagbilaran starting June 2.
Every Saturday in the next six months, all business establishments such as malls and shopping centers are prohibited to use plastic bags. After six months, the ordinance will be implemented throughout the week as written in the “Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance” which was earlier enacted in 2012. Wrapping wet products such as fish and meat are still put into consideration of using plastic.
The Tagbilaran City government has urged the public to bring their own shopping bags and containers to use as alternatives to plastic bags.
Per Ordinance No. C-233, Section 13
1st offense – P1,000 fine
2nd offense – P3,000 fine
3rd offense – P3,000 to P5,000 fine and/or imprisonment of not more than 6 months upon the discretion of the court and cancellation of their license to operate for a period of one year.
Let’s keep Bohol clean and green! Spread the news and encourage others to cooperate.
Here is a message from Plastic Free Bohol!
Your attention please, fellow Bol-anons in the city! Be informed of the implementation of City Ordinance C-223 (one that…