Calapan City bans drunk driving, shirtless in public

The banning of drunk driving and being shirtless or without upper garment in public are among the five ordinances passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Calapan City during the second half of 2010.

The passage of the new city laws are in line with Mayor Doy C. Leachon’s Ang Bagong Calapan Program, which seeks to promote Calapan as the “City of Discipline.”

Following are the ordinances passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, headed by Vice Mayor Antonio “Jojo” S. Perez, from July to December 2010:

Resolution no. 114, City Ordinance No. 2: “An ordinance enacting the Market Code of the City of Calapan” (September 20, 2010)

Resolution no. 121, City Ordinance No. 4: “An ordinance amending Section IV of Resolution no. 656, City Ordinance No. 25 series of 2008–“An ordinance creating the City Blood Council of the City of Calapan and providing funds thereof.” (October 4, 2010)

Resolution No. 132, City Ordinance no. 5: “An ordinance enacting the code on tricycle franchising and regulation in the City of Calapan and appropriating funds thereof.” (October 13, 2010)

Resolution no. 133, City Ordinance No. 6: “An ordinance mandating the wearing of upper garment, shirt or clothing in specified public place subject to certain limitations and exceptions and providing penalty in case of violation thereof.” (October 13, 2010)

Resolution No. 134, City Ordinance No. 7: “An ordinance prohibiting any person to drive vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, beyond the acceptable alcoholic intake, providing penalty for violation and appropriating funds thereof.” (October 13, 2010)

Perez vowed to pass more ordinances needed by the past developing city.

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