NV dad okays health, sanitation code

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Jan. 11 (PIA) — Governor Carlos Padilla has approved the province’s Health and Sanitation Code to encourage and promote health and wellness among Novo Vizcayanos.

Padilla said the Health and Sanitation Code or Ordinance  No. 2018-156 covers all establishments in the province.

“This ordinance will push the stakeholders to comply with the required facilities needed to ensure cleanliness and sanitation within their area of jurisdiction,” he said.

Nueva Vizcaya Governor Carlos M. Padilla (in green collared-shirt) during his visit to one of the barangays in the province. (Photo from PLGU NV FB Page)

The governor also added that establishments will be required to get sanitary permits from their respective local health authorities, including the conduct of proper waste disposal schemes and storage of toxic materials to prevent emission of noxious fumes.

Other requirements pushed by the ordinance are adequate toilet facilities, abatement program for insect and vermin control, sanitary maintenance of work areas and eating and drinking places for employees, among others.

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Penalties imposed for violators are: P1,000 and P1,500 for the first offense of individual and establishment, respectively,  P1, 500 and P2,000 for second offense, P5,000 fine and imprisonment of not more than six months and cancellation of license to operate for one year for the third offense and subsequent offenses. (ALM/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)



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