Dinalupihan mayor crushes defective weighing scales » Manila Bulletin News



By Mar T. Supnad

CRUSHING DECEIT — Putting her amateur machine operator skills to the test, Mayor Gila Garcia maneuvers a road roller in front of the Municipal Hall to crush defective weighing scales seized from various markets and vending stalls in her town of Dinalupihan in Bataan on Monday. (Mar T. Supnad)

Dinalupihan, Bataan — To serve as stern warning to others, Mayor Gila Garcia personally led yesterday morning’s crushing of defective weighing scales seized from various commercial establishments, here.

Driving a road roller (pison) in front of the municipal employees and media, the lady mayor destroyed the 101 confiscated weighing scales and crushed it into pieces.

“This is a clear message to the public that we want to protect the welfare of the consumers and this will serve as warning to others,” said Garcia, the first-ever town executive to do the symbolic destruction of defective weighing scales.

Garcia thanked the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) led by its provincial director Nelin Cabahug and other businessmen who are supportive in the campaign against illegal weighing scales in the town.

For her part, DTI Director Cabahug said the destruction means that the DTI wants fair-and-square in business dealings in the entire province.

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