(Photo by Clifford Mercado)
To protect the consumers' rights, one hundred forty accumulated weighing scales were destroyed by the City Government in front of the City Hall yesterday (September 2, 2019).
The Office of the City Treasurer in coordination with the City Legal Office led the confiscation of these apparatus in accordance with the 2018 Revenue Code and City Ordinance No. 2010-010 an ordinance penalizing fraudulent practices in relation to weights and measures. A large percentage from these faulty weighing scales were seized from the City Public Market while the rest were from hardware stores, rice stalls, poultry, and animal feeds stores around the jurisdiction of the city.