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SP Records Section

Republic of the Philippines City of!loilo

OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD

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EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 33RD REGULAR SESSION OF THE gTH SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF THE CITY OF ILOILO, PHILIPPINES, HELD

PLAZA

LIBERTAD, ILOILO CITY, ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2017

AT

THE

SESSION HALL, 6™ FLOOR

NEW

CITY

HALL BUILDING,

PRESENT:

HON. JEFFREY P. GANZON

Acting Presiding Officer

Hon. Joshua C. Alim

Member

Hon. Ely A Estante, Jr.

Member

Hon. R Leone N. Gerochi, Asst. Floor Leader

Member

Hon. Reyland V. Hervias, o>res. Liga ngmgaBrgy.)

Member

Hon. Armand S. Parcon

Member

Hon. Eduardo L. Pefiaredondo, Floor f,eader

Member

Hon. Liezl Joy Zulueta-Salazar

Member

Hon. Jose Efrain G. Trefias III

Member

Hon. Candice Magdalane A. Tupas, M.D.

Member

ABSENT:

Hon. Jose S. Espinosa III (Acting City Mayor)

City Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer

Hon.

Lady Julie Grace L.

Baronda (On Official Travel)

Me1nber

Hon.

Manclrie T. Malabor

Member.

Hon.

Plaridel C. Nava II

Member

REGULATION ORDINANCE NO, 2017-144

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THE FOODSERVICE INDUSTRY IN THE CITY OF ILOILO TO INCLUDE AS AN OPTION HALF CUP RICE SERVING IN THEIR MENU AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

duly seconded by Ho11.

Josh11a C. Alim, Hon. Ed11ardo L. Peiiaredondo, Hon. Rey/and V. Hervias and Hon. Candice Magda/ane A. l'upas

Sponsored by Hon. Ely A. E~\·tante, Jr.,

WHEREAS, in accordance with section 16 of the Republic Act 7160 or the Local

Government Code of 1991 states that "Every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied there from, as well as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the pro1notion of the general welfare. Within their respective territorial jurisdictions, local governtnent units shall ensure and support, among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture, promote health and safety, enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology, encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities, improve public morals, enhance econo1nic prosperity and social justice, promote full employment among their residents, maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants";

WHEREAS, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA- PhilRice) is spearheading a campaign called "Be RICEponsible". A campaign that aims to encourage farmers, policy-makers and the public to be RICEponsible in their own ways and engage every Filipino to do their part in achieving rice self-sufficiency in the country;

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WHEREAS, the DA-Philrice is urging the Local Government Units to support the campaign and pass an ordinance requiring the food service industry within the jurisdiction of Iloilo City, to include half-rice serving in their menu to prevent rice wastage and give consumers more option;,

WHEREAS, cognizant and supportive to the rice self-sufficiency program of the national government, the city of Iloilo is very sincere in its effort to explore viable means that ·would facilitate the attainment of the said program;

WHEREAS, the 2008 studies of Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) shows that every Filipino waste an average of two tablespoons of cooked rice or nine (9) grams of wicooked rice daily that is equivalent to a wastage of more than 12% of our imported rice during that year, valued at 7.27 billion pesos and equivalent to the food of2.5 million Filipinos for a year;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City oflloilo in session assembled, that:

SECTION I. TITLE - This Ordinance shall be known and cited by its short title as the "THE RICE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE OF ILOILO CITY".

SECTION 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY. -The City oflloilo shall adopt measures, which shall ensure rice conservation and shall educate the consuming public not to waste rice in order to attain rice self-sufficiency.

SECTION 3.

DEFINITION OF

TERMS.

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following terms shall be defined as follows:

For purposes of this ordinance, the

3.1 Foodservice Industry - All businesses, institutions and companies involved in the preparatio~ sale of meals, catering services and other related services that serves the consumers, including but not limited to restaurants, canteens, fast food restaurants, cafeterias, carinderias/turo-turos

3.2 menu- a list of the foods, dishes and meals that are available or may be ordered at a food establishment

3.3 canteen - food establishment that sells food at an institution including but not limited to schools, hospitals, offices

3.4 fast food restaurant - food establishment that serves mass produced food that is prepared and served quickly and the food usually is available for take-out or dine-out

3.5 carinderia/turo-turo - food establishment that sell or serves viands wherein customers '"turo-turo" or literally point what they want to eat from on an array of cooked foods

3.6 ala carte meal - the meal having individual dishes listed on the menu with separate

prices; menu served with no drinks included 3. 7 plated/set meal - a meal that is listed on the menu which is pre-selected or a meal with food items that cannot be changed

SECTION 4. MANDATE AND COVERAGE. -

4.1 Foodservice lndus!rY in the City of Iloilo covered by this

ordinance, as enumerated in the preceding paragraph (section 3, 3.1), shall

include in their menu, even on its first serving as an option to the consuming public, a Half Cup Rice Serving and it shall also be presented as an option for ala carte and plated/set meals with corresponding reduction in prices.

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4.2 As a form of public information and awareness campaign, such

option shall be mandatory contained in the menu and be made known by the attending service crew, waiter, waitress or cashier to the consumer before the latter shall commence ordering.

4.3 Those rice buffet tables, and eat all you can rice or unli-rice

establishments shall be exempted from this ordinance but are likewise

encouraged to tell conservation.

and remind their clients or customers about rice

4.4 The Local School Board, Department of Social Welfare Services

(DSWS) and the City Health Office (CHO) shall be tasked to incorporate this Rice Conservation Ordinance to their annual feeding and education programs.

SECTION 5. HALF CUP RICE SERVING. - The Half Cup Rice Serving should not be less than the US Standard measurement of one half (1/2) cup cooked regolar rice or 80grams of cooked regular rice.

SECTION 6. POWER TO MONITOR, INSPECT AND ENFORCE. - The City Health Office shall be empowered and tasked to be the lead department in the inspection of food establishments for the purposes of the implementation of this ordinance. All food establishments found violating this ordinance shall be duly notified by the City Health Office, which shall then forward the case to the City Legal Office for appropriate action. The City Legal Office shall then summon the violating establishment for it to settle its violation and comply with the ordinance. Should the establishment refuse to comply or refuse to heed the summons sent by the City Legal Office, the latter shall then file the necessary cases before the regular courts. Complaints from customers, individual persons or group of persons regarding violations of establishments for refusing to serve and offer half cup rice serving shall be courSed through to either the City Health Office or City Legal Office.

SECTION 7. UNLAWFUL ACTS AND PENALTIES.

a. Owners, proprietor, proprietress of businesses, juridical or natural persons are liable for the failure of the food establishment to include in their menu an option of half cup rice serving; and

b. Owners, proprietor, proprietress of businesses, juridical or natural persons are liable for the failure of the service crew, waiter, waitress or cashier to inform the customer of such option before the customer commence ordering his/her food.

PENALTY.

1. Warning for the first offense.

2. Fine of Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000.00) for the second offense.

3. Fine of Five Thousand Pesos (PS,000.00) and suspension of the Business Permit for every month continued non-compliance for the fourth and final offense.

In case of juridical persons, the president or chief executive officer shall be held

liable.

SECTION 8. TRANSITORY PROVISION. - All businesses, establishments, shall be given three (3) months after its publication to comply with the mandatory provisions of the ordinance. The City Health Office is mandated to conduct monthly inspections of the establishment which has been found violating this ordinance until full compliance therein.

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SECTION 9. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. -

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If any provision of this Ordinance is

declared unconstitutional or illegal by a court, the same shall not affect the validity of the other

prov1s1ons.

SECTION 10. REPEALING CLAUSE. -

Any or all ordinances, resolutions and/or

issuance of the City of Iloilo, which are inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed, amended, or modified accordingly.

SECTION 11. EFFECTIVITY. - This ordinance shall take effect fifteen (15) days from

its publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the City.

ENACTED, September 05, 2017.

I hereby certify to the correctness of the above quoted ordinance.

ATTESTED AND CERTIFIED TO BE DULY ENACTED:

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APPROVED:

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ESPINOSA

ACTING CITY MAYOR

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