MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 2017-09

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 2015-01, ENTITLED: “AN ORDINANCE ENACTING THE CHILDREN’S WELFARE CODE OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF LUPON, PROVINCE OF DAVAO ORIENTAL AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

BE IT ORDAINED by the Sangguniang Bayan of Lupon, Davao Oriental in session assembled that:

SECTION 1. Section 30. OTHER ACTS AND/OR CONDITIONS PREJUDICIAL TO CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT shall now be read as follows:

Section 30. PROHIBITION ON THE SELLING OF LIQUOR, CIGARETTES, AND SIMILAR GOODS; OVERLOADING IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND ENGAGING IN OTHER ACTIVITIES PREJUDICIAL TO CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell to minors liquor, cigarettes, illegal drugs and other items detrimental to the development of a child.

In transporting children, whether in or out of school, the maximum number of seating capacity of public transport vehicle shall be strictly observed, as follows:

Motorized Tricycle/Pedicab – maximum of six (6) children-passengers and other passengers;
Topdown – maximum of five (5) children-passengers and other passengers;
Tuktok/Kumong-kumong/Bajaj RE – maximum of five (5) children-passengers and other passengers;
Jeepney (Francisco) – maximum of eighteen (18) children-passengers and other passengers; and
Jeepney (Lawin) – maximum of twenty (20) children-passengers and other passengers.
For this purpose, the penalty for violations as prescribed in Article IV of RA 7610 shall be imposed. The victims of the offense committed under this section shall be entrusted to the care of the Special Office of Children’s Welfare.

SECTION 2. Repealing Clause – Any ordinance, resolution or order inconsistent with any of the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby amended, repealed or modified accordingly.

SECTION 3. Separability Clause – If for any reason any portion or provision of this Ordinance is declared unconstitutional or invalid, the other provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.

SECTION 4. Effectivity. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its approval and publication in any newspaper of local circulation and the posting thereof in bulletin boards at the entrance of the municipal hall and in at least two other conspicuous and publicly accessible places within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality.

ENACTED by the SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of the Municipality of Lupon this 13th day of June 2017.

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