The restaurants of the Manokan Country tenants who failed to pay their arrears will be closed down on Monday, Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez said Friday, September 30.
Benitez said if some of the tenants made a big payment on their delinquencies, the city government might consider some arrangement.
“But as of now if they are not fully paid they will be closed by Monday,” he said.
The Bacolod City Legal Office (CLO) served demand letters in August to the 17 tenants of the Manokan Country to pay their delinquent accounts totaling P8.64 million or face closure.
Several have since made some payments on their arrears.
Meanwhile, Benitez said he wants the water refilling stations in Bacolod that have been closed for failure to avail of the necessary permits named.
Sixty-one water refilling stations in Bacolod City have been temporarily closed for lack of permits, Sanitation Inspector VI Jasmin Santiago of the Bacolod City Health Office said Tuesday.
The 61 have been asked to stop selling water for public consumption until they comply with all sanitary requirements, she said.
Benitez said he has asked the Public Information Office why the names of the 61 stations have not been made public, and was informed that they would have to consult with the City Legal Office first.
The mayor has directed the CHO to step up the inspection of water refiling stations in Bacolod.*