Thursday, August 20, 2020

Mayor Isko Moreno, Shuts Down Beauty Product Establishments That Labeled 'Manila, Province of China'

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 The Mayor of Manila, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, has ordered the closure of some establishments that is selling beauty products with its label thay says “Manila, Province of China” Thursday, August 20.

Director Levi Facundo of Bureau of Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO), who conducted the operation against some establishments said that they received many complaints about the product with that label. These were found or traced in Sto. Cristo in Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown. The labels count as misrepresentation and solid basis for the establishments to its closure.

Facundo said, “Wala pong Binondo sa China. Ang Binondo po nasa Maynila. Ito ang malaking insulto sa atin. Hindi tayo papayag.”

The government of the City closed at least four stalls in the area. One is the administration office and warehouses where they repacked the beauty products. They said that the warehouses were locked when they arrived so they weren’t able to inspect the other products. They rather posted a closure notices on its rolling doors.

The BPLO director said they still have to identify the owners of the establishment, and asking the Divisoria Mall Management for more information. Once they have identified, the owners have to produce the permits from the Mayor’s office, to Manila Health Department and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Facundo warned other businesses to check their products because if there is misrepresentation on the labels, the owner or sellers will be accountable.

This is not the first time that the country associated with the tag “province of China”. There was even a tarpaulins hung on several overpasses in Manila in 2018 said “Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China”.

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