THE Dagupan City Market and Anti-Hawking Divisions launched a campaign to rid the city market of tampered weighing scales that resulted initially in the confiscation of 30 weighing scales from vendors in the Magsaysay Fish Market.
Michael Hernando, head of the Anti-Hawking Division, said the recurring complaints from consumers received by the Market Division prompted the launching of the campaign.
The campaign also seized weighing scales that don’t bear stickers from the City Treasurer’s Office and the Market Division to indicate that the weighing scales have been calibrated.
City Ordinance No. 1860-06, known as the Revised Market Code of Dagupan City prohibits vendors from using tampered and uncalibrated weighing scales.
Vendors may reclaim their weighing scales after paying a P200 processing fine, plus community service. The scales will be calibrated before returning it to the owner.
“Ibabalik po natin lahat ng nakumpiskang timbangan kapag nalagyan na po ng sticker”, said Hernando.
A public weighing scale was installed in the wet market for public’s use. (Ahikam Pasion)
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