More than 50 business establishments in Bacolod City are scheduled to be closed this week for operating without business permits.
The Business Permits and Licensing Office has submitted the list of business establishments for closure to the City Legal Office (CLO).
CLO head Romeo Carlos Ting, Jr. said most businesses operating with no business permits are refreshments.
Ting said the City Enforcement Team will serve the closure orders against the establishments.
Last week, the CLO padlocked nine business establishments in Barangay Mansilingan for the same violation.
Meanwhile, Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez said business establishments should register and secure business permits.
“Indi kinanglan maglab-ot sa closure ang mga establishments. The message here is always clear. There are obligations nga kinanglan naton himuon nga subong bantayan na gid. It’s not as if we tolerate the practices by not following the law, but this time it would be different,” he said.
“Indi na kamo magpalab-ot nga mapasira pa kamo,” he added./MS, WDJ