Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson and Councilor Al Victor Espino led the second random inspection of gasoline stations in Bacolod City yesterday to check the accuracy of the calibration of their pumping machines.
The task force inspected six gasoline stations in the southern part of Bacolod and found the calibration of their pumps in order, although there were three stations whose Mayor’s permit were found defective since it did not cover LPG retailing, a press release from City hall said.
The six gasoline stations inspected along Bangga Cory were Caltex Oil Rig Gas Service Station and Ember Shell Gas Station, both in City Heights; Shell at Lacson-Hernaez Extension; Reall Gas Service Station at Lacson-Magsaysay streets.; and Caltex Libertad Service Station or NIVRAM Marketing in Libertad, it said.
NIVRAM, PGL, and Reall were not able to show their permit for LPG retailing to the inspection team, the release said.
Sayson and Espino were accompanied in the inspection by representatives of the Bureau of Fire, Office of the Building Officer, Public Information Office, Zoning, Department of Trade and Industry, Permits and Licensing Division, City Engineer’s Office, City Treasurer’s Office and some Sangguniang Panlungsod personnel.
Also present were Jesse Ortega, secretary general of the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center, and Beth Katalbas, president of the Federation of Bacolod City Drivers Association and some members of the media
Both Sayson and Espino underscored the vital importance of the inspection for the protection of consumers, especially now that fuel prices have increased, the release added.*