Friday, June 30, 2017


GUINOBATAN, ALBAY (June 30) – The Local Government Unit of Guinobatan has ordered Friday, Six in One Corporation (Phase 1) and Kenzai Builders Corporation (Phase II) in Upper Binogsacan, here to cease and desist operations of their establishment immediately and instigate Vermin Abatement program/activities  to all affected areas at the soonest possible time, perform house keeping  and proper sanitation  and the stoppage of chick/broiler  loading.

The poultry farms was shut down for its failure  to comply with the Sanitation Code of the Philippines which caused  the extensive proliferation of flies to the immediate  soroundings in Upper Binogsacan and other adjoining  barangays of Lower Binogsacan, Lomacao, and Banao, creating health and environmental hazard which residents feared, might cause unprecedented  health problems in the community.

Municipal Mayor Gemma Ann Y. Ongjoco in her order said, that the Cease and Desist Order  shall remain  Valid and in Full Force  and can only be lifted under the following conditions: Device a Vermin Control Program/Scheme that is effective; will prevent  harbourage of vermin  and ensure  that future proliferation of flies will be prevented; conduct  a public hearing/consultation to the barangays affected, the member of the Sangguniang Bayan  of Guinobatan and other concerned agency/offices, present this scheme/program and must be given  the due approval; and has complied  with the standards, rules and regulations  of PD 856 (Sanitation Code of the Philippines).

"Laws are mandatory and they are meant to be followed. Compliance to the law is not optional, especially when the safety and health of the public are involved. Nobody is exempt," Mayor Ongjoco said in an earlier interview with DZGB News. As of this writing, the concerned establishments has not issued yet any comment regarding the order. (Mar de la Cruz with Jordan Alpajaro)