Ordinance No. 2000-009
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CITY ORDINANCE NO. 89-007 PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES,RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF FAMILY COMPUTER CENTERS FOR FEE IN THE CITY OF NAGA, BY ADDING THEREIN COMPUTER SERVICES AND SIMILAR SERVICES SUCH AS BILLIARD HALLS: -
Author: Hon. Simeon F. Adan
Co-Author: Hon. John G. Bongat
Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Naga, that:
SECTION 1. – TITLE. – This Ordinance, as amended shall be known as “An Ordinance Amending City Ordinance No. 89-007, 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 Penalties for Violation Thereof, By Including Computer Services and Billiard Halls within Its Regulatory Provisions”.
SECTION 2. – DEFINITION OF TERMS. – All subsections therein remain adopted and adding the following terms:
2.e. Computer Services – shall be taken to mean all centers offering computer encoding,internet, repairs, sales, etc., and computer games for a fee regardless of the number of computer units available in the Center;
2.f. Billiard Halls – shall mean all entertainment centers offering billiard games for a fee regardless of the number of billiard tables available;
SECTION 3. – Is hereby amended and shall now be read as: “No Family Computer Center, Computer Service Centers and Entertainment and Billiard Halls shall be established or operated within a distance of fifty (50) meters radius from any educational institutions, public or private, except only if the Computer Services is operated solely and exclusively for Computer Encoding, Internet Sales an repair Services without introducing Computer Games in their units”.
SECTION 4. – Is hereby adopted and amended by adding to Section 4(a), and a subsection (c), as follows:
a. No Family Computer Center, Computer and Entertainment Services including Billiards halls shall be opened for business operation unless that the same has been certified to by the City Health Officer and the Fire Station Chief, as having complied with the requirements of the Health and Fire Departments, and the City Engineer to certify as to the structural fitness and suitability of the building and safeguard facilities for radioactivity and provided, that separate toilet facilities for both sexes shall be established in the premises.
b. The operator shall set up safeguard facilities for radioactivity.
c. A Special Task Working Group organized by the City Treasurer 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 5. – ON MAYOR’S PERMIT AND BUSINESS LICENSE. – This is adopted in this Ordinance except the second paragraph thereof, which shall be amended, and shall now be read as:
For each Family Computer Machine or Equipment, Computer Services and Entertainment and Billiard Halls P100.00/annum SECTION 6. – REGULATIONS. – Is hereby amended and shall now be read as follows:
a. No Family Computer games, Computer Services and Entertainment games, and billiard games shall be played and opened to the public except during hours form 9:00 o’clock A.M. to 9:00 o’clock P.M., provided, however, that during Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays it may be allowed from 8:00 o’clock A.M. to 12:00 o’clock midnight;
b. 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 4:00 P.M. except on Saturdays, when there are no classes in the schools, public or private, and on Sundays and Holidays. (Delete, however, the rest of the paragraph). In no case shall betting be allowed in these establishments;c. is adopted “en toto”.
SECTION 7. – PENALTIES. – Is hereby amended and shall now be read as follows: In case of any violation of any provision of this ordinance, after apprehension and notice, the permit for the operation of these establishments above mentioned shall be withdrawn by the City Mayor and the license thereof revoked, forfeiting for the City all sums paid therefore, and the violator shall be penalized by a fine of One Thousand (P1,000.00) Pesos, or in case of failure to pay thereof, an imprisonment of not exceeding six (6) months as may be decided by the court.
SECTION 8. – SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. – If for any reason, any section or provision of this ordinance shall be held to be unconstitutional or invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall not affect or impair the other provisions or parts thereof which shall continue to be in force and affect.
SECTION 9. – REPEALING CLAUSE. – All ordinances, rules and regulations inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed and/or modified accordingly.
SECTION 10. -EFFECTIVITY. -This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its approval.
ENACTED: February 6, 2002
WE HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the foregoing ordinance.
J. ANTONIO A. AMPARADO
Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod
ESTEBAN R. ABONAL
City Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer
JESSE M. ROBREDO