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In line with the continuing efforts of the city government of Tacurong to protect consumer rights, the City Treasury Office with the Economic Enterprise Management and Slaughterhouse Team and Department of Trade and Industry disposed 76 confiscated weighing scales on November 20, 2013.
Confiscated weighing scales that were all found dubious, defective, and beyond repair were brought to the City Engineering Office and was rolled over by a 60-ton road roller truck. These were then burned and buried.
Over 100 weighing scales in varied kilogram categories (10-100 kilos) were confiscated from stall owners in the public market and peddlers around the city since 2012. Upon confiscation, these were brought to the Public Market Office for repair and documentation. “Confiscated items that were found repairable were fixed and handed back to the owners with corresponding certificates,” said City Treasurer Jessie P. Batchar. (Romulo Paclibar Jr. & Jezereel Louise Billano—LGU Tacurong City)