Members of the Committee on Economic Enterprise and Committee on Health convened a joint meeting with the business owners, entrepreneurs, vendors and other stakeholders to deliberate on the proposed “Ordinance Ensuring the Effective Implementation of Food and Safety Standards in Dumaguete City and Providing Funds Therefor as Mandated by Republic Act No. 10611” authored by Vice-Mayor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino at the SP session hall Tuesday afternoon.
Councilor Lilani Ramon, Chairperson of the Committee on Economic Enterprise, presided the joint meeting with the participants who stated their observations and inputs of the proposed measure that aims to protect to protect the residents and visitors from the ill-effects of food-borne and water-borne illnesses including unsanitary, unlabeled, misbranded or unlicensed foods.
Among those present are: Vice-Mayor Tolentino-Maxino, Councilors Edgar Lentorio Jr., Manuel Patrimonio, Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores, Sangguniang Kabataan President Renz Macion, officers of the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry, City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla, Presidents of market vendors associations and other representatives of food establishments and of the Department of Science and Technology.