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City of!loilo DateEffeclivftr, Oct->, UJff
OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 33RD REGULAR SESSION OF THE gTH
SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF THE CITY OF ILOILO, PHILIPPINES, HELD
AT THE SESSION HALL, 6™ FLOOR NEW CITY HALL BUILDING, PLAZA
LIBERTAD, ILOILO CITY, ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2017..

PRESENT:
HON. JEFFREY P. GANZON
Acting Presiding Officer

Hon. Joshua C. Alim Member


Hon. Ely A Estante, Jr. Member
Hon. R Leone N. Gerochi, Asst. Floor Leader Member
Hon. Reyland V. Hervias, o>res. Liga ngmgaBrgy.) Member
Hon. Armand S. Parcon Member
Hon. Eduardo L. Pefiaredondo, Floor f,eader Member
Hon. Liezl Joy Zulueta-Salazar Member
Hon. Jose Efrain G. Trefias III Member
Hon. Candice Magdalane A. Tupas, M.D. Member

ABSENT:

Hon. Jose S. Espinosa III (Acting City Mayor) City Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer
Hon. Lady Julie Grace L. Baronda (On Official Travel) Me1nber
Hon. Manclrie T. Malabor Member.
Hon. Plaridel C. Nava II Member

REGULATION ORDINANCE NO, 2017-144

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THE FOODSERVICE INDUSTRY IN THE CITY OF


ILOILO TO INCLUDE AS AN OPTION HALF CUP RICE SERVING IN THEIR MENU
AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Sponsored by Hon. Ely A. E~\·tante, Jr., duly seconded by Ho11.


Josh11a C. Alim, Hon. Ed11ardo L. Peiiaredondo, Hon. Rey/and V.
Hervias and Hon. Candice Magda/ane A. l'upas

WHEREAS, in accordance with section 16 of the Republic Act 7160 or the Local
Government Code of 1991 states that "Every local government unit shall exercise the powers
expressly granted, those necessarily implied there from, as well as powers necessary,
appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential
to the pro1notion of the general welfare. Within their respective territorial jurisdictions, local
governtnent units shall ensure and support, among other things, the preservation and enrichment
of culture, promote health and safety, enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology,
encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific and
technological capabilities, improve public morals, enhance econo1nic prosperity and social
justice, promote full employment among their residents, maintain peace and order, and preserve
the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants";

WHEREAS, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-


PhilRice) is spearheading a campaign called "Be RICEponsible". A campaign that aims to
encourage farmers, policy-makers and the public to be RICEponsible in their own ways and
engage every Filipino to do their part in achieving rice self-sufficiency in the country;
Reg. Ord No. 2017-1./4. Sept. 05. 2017 Page2

WHEREAS, the DA-Philrice is urging the Local Government Units to support the
campaign and pass an ordinance requiring the food service industry within the jurisdiction of
Iloilo City, to include half-rice serving in their menu to prevent rice wastage and give consumers
more option;,

WHEREAS, cognizant and supportive to the rice self-sufficiency program of the national
government, the city of Iloilo is very sincere in its effort to explore viable means that ·would
facilitate the attainment of the said program;

WHEREAS, the 2008 studies of Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) shows that
every Filipino waste an average of two tablespoons of cooked rice or nine (9) grams of wicooked
rice daily that is equivalent to a wastage of more than 12% of our imported rice during that year,
valued at 7.27 billion pesos and equivalent to the food of2.5 million Filipinos for a year;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City oflloilo


in session assembled, that:

SECTION I. TITLE - This Ordinance shall be known and cited by its short title as the
"THE RICE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE OF ILOILO CITY".

SECTION 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY. -The City oflloilo shall adopt measures,


which shall ensure rice conservation and shall educate the consuming public not to waste rice in
order to attain rice self-sufficiency.

SECTION 3. DEFINITION OF TERMS. - For purposes of this ordinance, the


following terms shall be defined as follows:

3.1 Foodservice Industry - All businesses, institutions and companies involved in the
preparatio~ sale of meals, catering services and other related services that serves the
consumers, including but not limited to restaurants, canteens, fast food restaurants,
cafeterias, carinderias/turo-turos
3.2 menu- a list of the foods, dishes and meals that are available or may be ordered at a
food establishment
3.3 canteen - food establishment that sells food at an institution including but not
limited to schools, hospitals, offices
3.4 fast food restaurant - food establishment that serves mass produced food that is
prepared and served quickly and the food usually is available for take-out or dine-out
3.5 carinderia/turo-turo - food establishment that sell or serves viands wherein
customers '"turo-turo" or literally point what they want to eat from on an array of
cooked foods
3.6 ala carte meal - the meal having individual dishes listed on the menu with separate
prices; menu served with no drinks included
3. 7 plated/set meal - a meal that is listed on the menu which is pre-selected or a meal
with food items that cannot be changed

SECTION 4. MANDATE AND COVERAGE. -

4.1 Foodservice lndus!rY in the City of Iloilo covered by this


ordinance, as enumerated in the preceding paragraph (section 3, 3.1), shall
include in their menu, even on its first serving as an option to the
consuming public, a Half Cup Rice Serving and it shall also be presented
as an option for ala carte and plated/set meals with corresponding
reduction in prices.

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4.2 As a form of public information and awareness campaign, such


option shall be mandatory contained in the menu and be made known by
the attending service crew, waiter, waitress or cashier to the consumer
before the latter shall commence ordering.

4.3 Those rice buffet tables, and eat all you can rice or unli-rice
establishments shall be exempted from this ordinance but are likewise
encouraged to tell and remind their clients or customers about rice
conservation.

4.4 The Local School Board, Department of Social Welfare Services


(DSWS) and the City Health Office (CHO) shall be tasked to incorporate
this Rice Conservation Ordinance to their annual feeding and education
programs.

SECTION 5. HALF CUP RICE SERVING. - The Half Cup Rice Serving should not be
less than the US Standard measurement of one half (1/2) cup cooked regolar rice or 80grams of
cooked regular rice.

SECTION 6. POWER TO MONITOR, INSPECT AND ENFORCE. - The City


Health Office shall be empowered and tasked to be the lead department in the inspection of food
establishments for the purposes of the implementation of this ordinance. All food establishments
found violating this ordinance shall be duly notified by the City Health Office, which shall then
forward the case to the City Legal Office for appropriate action. The City Legal Office shall then
summon the violating establishment for it to settle its violation and comply with the ordinance.
Should the establishment refuse to comply or refuse to heed the summons sent by the City Legal
Office, the latter shall then file the necessary cases before the regular courts. Complaints from
customers, individual persons or group of persons regarding violations of establishments for
refusing to serve and offer half cup rice serving shall be courSed through to either the City Health
Office or City Legal Office.

SECTION 7. UNLAWFUL ACTS AND PENALTIES.

a. Owners, proprietor, proprietress of businesses, juridical or natural persons are liable


for the failure of the food establishment to include in their menu an option of half cup
rice serving; and
b. Owners, proprietor, proprietress of businesses, juridical or natural persons are liable
for the failure of the service crew, waiter, waitress or cashier to inform the customer
of such option before the customer commence ordering his/her food.

PENALTY.
1. Warning for the first offense.
2. Fine of Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000.00) for the second offense.
3. Fine of Five Thousand Pesos (PS,000.00) and suspension of the Business Permit for
every month continued non-compliance for the fourth and final offense.
In case of juridical persons, the president or chief executive officer shall be held
liable.

SECTION 8. TRANSITORY PROVISION. - All businesses, establishments, shall be


given three (3) months after its publication to comply with the mandatory provisions of the
ordinance. The City Health Office is mandated to conduct monthly inspections of the
establishment which has been found violating this ordinance until full compliance therein.
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SECTION 9. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. - If any provision of this Ordinance is


declared unconstitutional or illegal by a court, the same shall not affect the validity of the other
prov1s1ons.

SECTION 10. REPEALING CLAUSE. - Any or all ordinances, resolutions and/or


issuance of the City of Iloilo, which are inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed,
amended, or modified accordingly.

SECTION 11. EFFECTIVITY. - This ordinance shall take effect fifteen (15) days from
its publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the City.

ENACTED, September 05, 2017.

I hereby certify to the correctness of the above quoted ordinance.

UTHH. OYO y~·f:r


ecretary to the sl/il.
ATTESTED AND CERTIFIED
TO BE DULY ENACTED: APPROVED:

ESPINOSA :W:
ACTING CITY MAYOR

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