“OPERATION BAKLAS" - CIGARETTE ADVERTISEMENT/PROMOTION MATERIALS STRIPPED OFF IN MUNICIPALITY OF SAN JOSE

Promotion materials which include posters, signages and other informative materials used for selling or advertising the various cigarettes have been stripped around the Municipality of San Jose de Buenavista last June 25-26, 2018.

This initiative was spearheaded by the Local Government Unit of San Jose in the administration of Mayor Elmer C. Untaran under the program of the San Jose - Municipal Health Office in compliance to Municipal Ordinance No. 2017-10 (An ordinance adopting Executive Order No. 26) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, “Providing Establishments of Smoke-Free Environments in Public and Enclosed Places (known as Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003). On the other hand, this is also to heed the 1987 Philippine Constitution under Article 2, Declaration of Principles and State Policies Section 15- “State shall protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them.”

Then again, advertising and promoting tobacco products, and electronic cigarettes or other similar devices is not allowed within 100 meters from any point in the perimeter of schools (Mun. Ord. No.2017-10,Sec.5).

Furthermore, this guarantees the enjoyment of the right of every citizen to breathe clean air.

It was heartwarming to note that various agencies have offered their voluntary service in support to “Operation Baklas” such as the San Jose-Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Barangay Officials and even the owners of business establishments and the general public.

SAN JOSE dE BUENAVISTA - 2017 LUPONG TAGAPAMAYAPA INCENTIVES AND OUTSTANDING BARANGAY TANOD AWARDEE

Barangay Igbonglo, San Jose dB was declared 1st Runner Up in the 2016 National Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards and the 2017 Regional Winner in the same category in the entire Region VI. Barangay Igbonglo Lupong Tagapamayapa is headed by Punong Barangay Farly M. Dela Cruz, and was conferred these award due to their effective and efficient process in dispensing their Barangay Justice System.

Subsequently, Barangay Mojon was awarded 1st Runner-Up in the Regional Most Outstanding Barangay Tanod (Group Category) and Barangay Tanod Remuel L. Pagunsan was bestowed the 2nd Runner-Up, Most Outstanding Tanod (Individual Category) Award.

Mayor Elmer C. Untaran, Mrs. Janeth Norella (MLGOO of San Jose dB), concerned Barangay Officials and parties were present to get the award last October 10, 2017 at SM City, Iloilo City.

San Jose de Buenavista … NAGAPANGUNA!