Sanitation officers reactivated

(Photo Courtesy of Iloilo City Government)

Litterbugs beware because the enforcers will catch you.

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas recently issued an executive order reorganizing the composition of 20 authorized and deputized sanitation officers to enforce the city’s anti-littering ordnance.

They conduct patrolling of barangays and monitor cleanliness.

They will also issue citation ticket to offenders providing corresponding penalties.

Regulation Ordinance 2004-149 penalizes any person caught littering on the streets, sidewalks, and other public places; urinating, defecating or spitting in public places; painting or posting graffiti and vandalism or any public and private places; and failure to maintain cleanliness of premises and surroundings.

The penalties are P500 for first offense, P750 for second offense, and P1,000 for third offense. (PIO)