Every quarter of each year, the Tacurong City Treasury Office conducts a ‘surprise’ inspection of weighing scales used in market stalls in the city public market.
According to City Treasurer Jessie Batchar, the office confiscated 80 defective weighing scales this year. He also noted that most of the defective scales were confiscated from transient fruit vendors operating at night in the city streets.
Of the 80 confiscated scales, fifteen were already repaired while eighteen are still under repair. On 27 November 2014, the City Treasury Office headed the destruction of 47 weighing scales that were beyond repair.
The defective weighing scales were destroyed by a compactor in the City Engineering Compound in Barangay New Isabela. The activity was witnessed by Mrs. Revelina Sespeñe, Division Chief, DTI-SK. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)