BAGUIO CITY – Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is once again calling on officials of the 128 barangays in Baguio City to designate representatives in the city’s Anti-Graffiti Task Force.
Domogan, on Tuesday, said one perennial problem in the city was the proliferation of graffiti, or the vandalism of both private and public properties.
In February, Administrative Order (AO) No. 020 was issued designating all barangay captains and members of the barangay council, as guardians and protectors against graffiti and vandalism in their respective barangays.
Despite of the creation of the Management Committee to oversee the implementation of City Ordinance No. 41-2008, or the Anti-Graffiti Code, and a task force to implement the approved Anti-Graffiti Operations Plan, vandalism remained uncurbed.
Domogan urged barangay officials and residents to cooperate and support the city’s program by serving as watchdogs against these vandals.
Violation of the Anti-Graffiti Ordinance is punishable with imprisonment of one to ten days or a fine of Php 1,000 or both (1st offense); imprisonment of 11 to 20 days or a fine of Php 3,000 or both (2nd Offense) and imprisonment of 21 to 30 days or a fine of Php 5,000 or both (on subsequent offense).
Persons caught vandalizing or performing graffiti will shoulder the restoration of the damaged property.
Parents of minors caught violating the ordinance will be responsible for paying the fine and the payment of damages. Jojo Lamaria/PNA/northboundasia.com