QUEZON CITY, Nov 28 (PIA) — Some 51 unsealed and uncalibrated weighing scales were confiscated Thursday morning by an enforcement team from the calibration and weights section of the Quezon City treasurer’s office.
The confiscation is part of the city government’s continuing effort to protect consumers from unscrupulous traders and businessmen, especially during the holiday season.
Come the first week of December, city treasurer Edgar Villanueva warned that the operation will be conducted on a daily basis to ensure the protection of QC residents against any form of business malpractice.
“Kung ngayon tuwing Huwebes lang tayo nanghuhuli, sa unang araw po ng Disyembre magiging araw-araw na po ang ating operasyon laban sa mga mandarayang timbangan,” Villanueva said.
The Treasurer’s Office has enlisted the support of the Market Development and Administration Department and the Local Price Coordinating Council in ensuring the success of the city government’s campaign against fraudulent practices relative to weights and measures.
To date, a total of 1,210 defective weighing scales had already been confiscated by the treasurer’s office since the launching of the city’s renewed campaign against unsealed and unregistered weighing instruments on orders of Mayor Herbert Bautista.
This year, the Treasurer’s Office has already collected P848,399.57 in revenues from the imposition of regulatory fees and penalties for the use of instruments of weights and measures, said Arvin Gotladera, QC’s special assistant to the city treasurer.
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