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IRR of OVR law up for review

THE implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Ordinance No. 12139-2011, which prescribes the issuance of Ordinance Violation Receipt (OVR) or citation ticket to violators or offenders of city ordinances is now ready.

The 18th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy was informed by Atty. Reymond Villablanca of the City Legal Office that Mayor Oscar Moreno constituted the OVR Grievance Board to implement the ordinance.

In a letter to Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya, chair of the committee on laws and rules, Atty. Villablanca said during the board’s initial meeting, an adhoc committee on rules and regulations was created to draft the IRR of the ordinance.

Section 1 of the ordinance provides the creation of a grievance board to draft the IRR, conduct summary hearing of cases/complaints in the enforcement of administrative fines and procedures and submit a list of authorized or deputized agents of officers.

Under the proposed IRR, persons violating city ordinances covered by these rules and regulations shall be issued an OVR.

The list of laws and ordinances include prohibitions on parks and playgrounds, vandalism, fire crackers, dumping of dead animals, anti-smoking, washing of vehicles and overnight parking; sale of liquor; curfew for minors; anti-littering, massage clinics; sanitary regulations; dumping of garbage, among others.

It provides that 50-percent of the actual amount of fine paid by the offender shall accrue to the General Fund of the city government. The remainder shall be placed in a trust fund. Twenty-five percent of this shall be given to the apprehending officer deputized to issue the OVR while the remaining 25-percent shall be given to the OVR Grievance Board for its operational and related expenses.

Councilor Nacaya is one of the authors of the OVR law.(SP)

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