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Ordinance No. 2008-009

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING CACERES AMUSEMENT AND GAMING CORPORATION AUTHORITY TO OPERATE BINGO AT THE FOURTH FLOOR, E-MALL BUILDING, BARANGAY SAN FRANCISCO, NAGA CITY, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN REGULATIONS:-
Sponsors: Hon. Esteban R. Abonal
Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Naga, that:

SECTION 1. – Grant of Franchise. Caceres Amusement and Gaming Corporation is hereby granted a period of five years reckoned from December 20, 2007, the rights, privileges and authority to operate bingo in the City of Naga, particularly at the fourth floor of E-Mall Building located at Barangay San Francisco, Naga City.

SECTION 2. – Regulatory Measures. The franchise herein granted is subject to the faithful and strict compliance by Caceres Amusement and Gaming Corporation of the following regulations, to wit:

1. No person below 21 years of age and no students shall be allowed to place a bet or play bingo or to enter the premises where such game is held. Notice shall be posted in the entrance and/or exit door and in at least two other conspicuous places in the bingo venue. In case of doubt on age, the operator or owner shall require of such person necessary identification document that will ascertain his true age to qualify him to place a bet or play such game of chance or enter the premises where the same is being held.

2. Playing of bingo shall start no earlier than 11:00 o’clock in the morning of any given day; except on special occasions and as may be permitted by the City Mayor. Provided, that no bingo shall be held during Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

3. Soundproofing device and such necessary enclosure shall be installed and maintained in the bingo venue to ensure that the proceedings within do not attract minors, create noise or cause disturbance to the public, particularly the adjacent or nearby establishment of learning and worship.

4. No advertisement or streamer concerning herein game of chance shall be placed or hang up in front of or within one hundred (100) meters radius of any place of worship or institute of learning in the city, except in or about the premises of the bingo venue.

SECTION 3. – Taxes. In lieu of all taxes, a franchise fee of Seventy Five percent (75%) of One Percent (1%) of the gross revenue of the Caceres Amusement and Gaming Corporation is hereby imposed which shall be payable yearly to the City Treasurer.

SECTION 4. – Inspection. To ensure compliance with the regulatory measures herein provided, the public safety office of the city government of Naga is hereby empowered to conduct inspection of the bingo premises on such date and time as it may deem necessary or as may be directed by the City Mayor. Its report shall be submitted to the City Mayor’s Office and the Sangguniang Panlungsod for their appropriate action.

SECTION 5. – Penalty. Violation by the franchisee of any of the above regulations as well as any of the provisions hereof and other existing laws, rules and orders shall be punished as follows:
1. For the first offense – administrative fine of Php5,000.00;
2. For the second offense – suspension of operation for a period of thirty (30) days; and
3. For the third offense – cancellation or revocation of the authority granted under this ordinance.

SECTION 6. Reservation. The rights, privileges and authority herein granted is subject to the provisions of regulatory ordinance that may hereinafter be enacted or to the further disposition of the Sangguniang Panlungsod in view of its regulatory powers and in the light of the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 1869, as amended by Republic Act No. 9487.

SECTION 7. Effectivity. Except the provisions on the grant of franchise and the imposition of franchise tax which shall retroact to the date when the franchisee began operation on December 20, 2007, the rest of the provisions of this ordinance shall take effect upon its approval.

ENACTED: February 26, 2008.

WE HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the foregoing ordinance.
JOSE L. GRAGEDA
Secretary to the
Sangguniang Panlungsod
GABRIEL H. BORDADO, JR.
City Vice Mayor &
Presiding Officer
APPROVED:
JESSE M. ROBREDO
City Mayor

Ordinance No. 2008-015

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 5. PERIOD OF ORDINANCE NO. 2007-018 ENTITLED:“AN ORDINANCE CONDONING ACCRUED INTERESTS AND PENALTIES INCURRED BY BENEFICIARIES OF THE NAGA CITY LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS UP TO THE PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 2007:-

Sponsor: Hon. Maria Elizabeth Q. Lavadia

Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Naga, that:

SECTION 1. – Section 5. Period of Ordinance No. 2007-018 is hereby amended, now to read as follows: “SECTION 5. PERIOD- The condonation shall be implemented for (12) months effective July 2007 to June 2008”.

SECTION 2. Effectivity. This ordinance shall take effect upon its approval.

ENACTED: March 11, 2008.

WE HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the foregoing ordinance.

JOSE L. GRAGEDA
Secretary to the
Sangguniang Panlungsod

GABRIEL H. BORDADO, JR.
City Vice Mayor &
Presiding Officer

APPROVED:

JESSE M. ROBREDO
City Mayor

Ordinance No. 2008-050

AN ORDINANCE FURTHER AMENDING SECTIONS 4, 6 & 7 OF CITYORDINANCE NO. 89-007, ENTITLED: “AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES, RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF FAMILY COMPUTER CENTERS FOR FEE IN THE CITY OF NAGA,IMPOSING PERMITS AND LICENSE FEES, AND PROVIDING PENALTIESFOR VIOLATION THEREOF”, AS AMENDED BY ORDINANCE NO. 2002- 009:-
Author: Hon. John G. Bongat

WHEREAS, there is need to further amend City Ordinance No. 89-007 as amended by Ordinance No. 2002-009 toe ffectively regulate the operation of computer centers,computer service centers, and entertainment and billiard  halls;

WHEREAS, increasing cases of violations by owners and operators of Ordinance No. 89-007 should be addressed directly to protect the interest and welfare of the students which regulatory power of this ordinance is aimed to;

WHEREAS, stricter regulatory scheme safeguarding the students and persons below 18 (eighteen) years old should be passed and immediately implemented;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, AS IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED, by the Honorable Members of the SangguniangPanglungsod duly assembled that:

SECTION 1. Sub-section (c) of Section 4 is hereby further amended and shall now read as: c) The Public Safety Office (PSO) and the City Treasurer’s Office of the city shall be allowed to visit and evaluate the actual operations of such establishment and make periodical report to that office at least once in three (3) months or quarterly.

SECTION 2. Section 6 is hereby further amended by deleting sub-section (a), further amending sub-section (b), and adopting sub-section (c) and it shall be renumbered as Section 6 (a) and (b) and shall now read as follows:

a) No family computer, computer service and entertainment and billiard hall shall be opened to persons below 18 years old during and between the hours from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 n.n. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. except on Saturdays, when there are no classes in the schools, public or private,and on Sundays and holidays. In no case shall betting be allowed in these establishments.

b) sub-section (c) is adopted “en toto”.

SECTION 3. Section 7 is hereby further amended and shall now read as follows:

SECTION 7. PENALTIES. – In addition to any other penalties that may be prescribed by law, the following penalties shall be imposed for any violation of the provisions of this Ordinance.

FIRST OFFENSE – after apprehension and notice, the violator shall be fined the amount of one thousand (P1,000.00) pesos;

SECOND OFFENSE – after apprehension and notice, the violator shall be fined the amount of two thousand (P2,000.00) pesos;

THIRD OFFENSE – after apprehension and notice, the permit for the operation of the establishment shall be withdrawn by the City
Mayor and the license thereof revoked, forfeiting for the city all sums paid therefor, and the violator shall be penalized by a fine of three thousand (P3,000.00) pesos, or in case of failure to pay the same, an imprisonment of not exceeding six (6) months as may be decided by the court.

SECTION 4. REPEALING CLAUSE. – Ordinances, rules and regulations or parts thereof, which are inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SECTION 5. EFFECTIVITY. – This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its approval, and after publication
in a nespaper of local circulation.

ENACTED: July 8, 2008.

WE HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the foregoing ordinance.

GIL A. DE LA TORRE
Board Secretary IV & Acting SP Secretary

JOHN G. BONGAT
City Councilor &
Acting Presiding Officer

APPROVED:

JESSE M. ROBREDO
City Mayor