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Home Campus News BCBP, private sectors spearhead Task Force for the Implementation of Anti-E-Gaming Ordinance
BCBP, private sectors spearhead Task Force for the Implementation of Anti-E-Gaming Ordinance
Written by Lester Lisano   

Sorsogon City - The Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals together with the Private Schools Athletic Association and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas has spearheaded the monitoring on the re-implementation of the City Ordinance No.  009 s. 2005 re: An Ordinance Regulating the Children’s/ Student’s exposure to commercial video games, computer games, fun houses and other similar establishments within the city of Sorsogon and providing penalties for violations thereof.

A joint conference was held last July 17, 2012 at Function Room, City Hall Compound, Sorsogon City which was participated by more than a hundred of representatives coming from the business sectors, academe, barangays, private organization. Hon. Leovic Dioneda expressed his appreciation to BCBP in its initiative of establishing active partnership with the Local Government Unit of Sorsogon.


Bro. Michael B. Sulit, Social Action Ministry stressed out the importance of private –public partnership parallel to the mandate of Pres. Benigno Aquino III.  Among the pressing social issues confronted by the city is the unregulated exposure of the students and pupils in entering in internet café during school hours, that is 7:00 am to 5:pm, Mondays to Fridays. Accordingly, there was an observation that there are college students of minor age and to worst, are wearing school uniform were seen having a drinking spree in fun houses or beer houses. According to Bro. Sulit, these issues are detrimental to the welfare of our children.
Hon. Charo M. Dichoso, Chairman on the Committee on Education in the Sangguniang Panlungsod is designated by Mayor Dioneda as the focal person of the monitoring committee.


BCBP Chapter Head, Bro. Bobby Hababag, and Rotarian Edgar Balasta of Computer Communication Deevelopment Institute  were tasked by the group to take the lead on the creation of monitoring team  and had came up of  establishing a E-Task Force  who will monitor the implementation of the above-mentioned ordinance.
In the absence of Implementing Rules and Regulations, Hon. Leovic R. Dioneda issued the Executive Order  NO 011 s . 2012 re: creating a task force that will spearhead the implementation of City Ordinance No. 009 s. 2005.


The City Mayor has designated the BCBP Chapter Head, Bro. Bobby Hababag  to lead the task force. With BCBP members are the representatives from the offices of the City Social Works and Development Office, City Legal officer, Permit and Licensing Section, PNP Sorsogon City, PDEA, Department of Education, different colleges, elementary and secondary schools, Parent Teachers Assocaiton, Supreme Student Organization Private Schools Athletic Association, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, Basketball Academy of Sorsogon and the Barangay Councils.


They are tasked to conduct inspection on all e-games and fun houses and thereby provide direction to the monitoring committee for the amendment of the existing ordinance.


During the E-task Force meeting held in SLMCS Audio Visual Room last August 24, 2012 the volunteers were divided into three clusters areas: Area 1 include: Sirangan, Sampaloc, Bibincahan and Almendras Cogon; Area 2 include Barangays of Salog, Bitano, Talisay, Burabod, Polvorista and Balogo; and Area 3 include Piot, Tugos, Pangpang and Guinaljon.


Rotarian Balasta suggested amendment on the existing ordinance thus including merit system. Among the awards he suggested is a tax discount to the establishment with full compliance of the ordinance and are found by the monitoring team excellent in their services provided to their clientele.


As of the press time, the task-force is doing a massive information campaign of the said initiative.

Last Updated ( 10/15/2012 )