Mayor bans sale of pellet toy guns PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 November 2011 17:00

Mayor Celso has imposed a ban on the sale of pellet toy guns in the city and directed the immediate confiscation of the same.

The ban is formalized in Executive Order No. CL 427-2011 issued by Mayor Lobregat last November 3.

The directive is purposely to promote public welfare and protection, as the sale and use of pellet toy guns had been causing so much physical injuries especially to young people.

Mayor Lobregat said with the onset of the Christmas season, the private and public economic enterprises in the city will be flooded with these pellet guns and that “a proactive approach is prudent and necessary to protect the children from unnecessary injuries.”

In his directive, the chief executive has tasked Acting City Police Director Col. Edwin de Ocampo and Task Force Limpiesa (City Hall-COMPAC) to strictly enforce the ban and to effect the confiscation of the said pellet toy guns.

All confiscated items are to be properly accounted for, turned over and deposited at the Office of the City Administrator for proper destruction.

Mayor Lobregat has also tasked City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. and Assistant administrator Elmeir Apolinario to see the strict compliance of the executive order. — Sheila Covarrubias