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Valenzuela passes anti-hoarding, anti-panic buying measure

The Valenzuela City Council has passed City Ordinance No. 669, Series of 2020 or the “Anti-Hoarding and Anti-Panic Buying Ordinance of Valenzuela City” to ensure enough supplies of needed goods during the novel coronavirus {COVID-19) pandemic.

The ordinance, principally authored by 1st District Councilor Rovin Feliciano and sponsored by 2nd District Councilor Kim Galang-Tiangco, Committee Chairperson on Livelihood, Trade, Commerce and Industry, was finalized on the 3rd reading on the same day it was introduced on the table for approval last March 12.

Taking into account Presidential Proclamation No. 922, declaring public health emergency throughout the country due to COVID-19, the ordinance imposes restrictions on the buying capacity of individuals and retail establishments on some basic and prime commodities.

The proclamation enjoins all national agencies and local government units to render full assistance and cooperation, and to mobilize the necessary resources to undertake critical, urgent, and appropriate response and measure to curtail and eliminate the virus.

After a consultative public hearing with barangay officials, representatives from retail establishments and malls around the city, and other concerned individuals, the following restrictions were finalized for immediate and strict implementation.

Topics: Valenzuela City Council , novel coronavirus , anti-hoarding , Rovin Feliciano

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