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Wednesday, April 01, 2009


A suspension order was served to Jedica Fresh Foods (aka Monterey Meat Shop) located at 2270 Rizal Avenue, East Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City on March 27, 2009.

The suspension was implemented by virtue of Administrative Order (AO) No. 7 Series of 2009 issued by the office of the City Administrator where numerous violations were cited, such as operating without current mayor’s and sanitary permits, no certificate of annual building inspection, no signboard permit and poor and inadequate grease trap, among others.

These findings were established after several inspections were conducted by the Business Permit and Licensing Division (BPLD) in the said business.

According to the BPLD, they had twice issued notices of violations to Monterey Meat Shop on January 06, 2009 and March 24, 2009, but the meat shop failed or refused to make amends..

In a report from BPLD Head Neal Perez to the City Administrator’s Office, Perez recommended that the said business be suspended “by reason of continued defiance to comply with the requirements of law and related City Ordinances.”

According to Perez, “Monterey had ample time to secure the requirements in ensuring the continuity of their business operations. We also gave them two notices to properly address the issue.”

This year, ordinances were even passed to extend the deadline of the renewal of permits and payments. “Ordinances No. 02 and No. 03 (series of 2009) serve as the city’s show of goodwill and support to the business community,’’ Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. previously stated during the passing of the said ordinances.

“The City Government has to regulate businesses in Olongapo and no one can be an exemption. The suspension period will be lifted once Monterey complies with all the necessary permits,” Perez said in closing.

In 2007, 183 businesses were padlocked with 126 others in 2008. To date, seven (7) business establishments have already been suspended due to violations of the same nature.

Officials of the Olongapo City Business Permit and Licensing Division (BPLD) suspended the operations of Monterey Meat Shop which is owned by a certain Jeaniffer Calimlim for various violations which include sanitation issues and operating without a business permit.

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