AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE FUND RAISING ACTIVITY THROUGH ENVELOPES AND OTHER SOLICITATIONS IN A FORM OF A CONTEST IN THE LOCALITY OF MARIBOJOC, BOHOL WITHOUT FILING APPLICATION FROM THE OFFICE OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND THE ISSUANCE OF THE MAYOR’S PERMIT.
Authored by: Hon. Pablo A. Baluma
WHEREAS, there is an existing National Law Act. No. 4075 which is governs all forms of solicitations and contribution from the public for charitable, religious or public purposes;
WHEREAS, it is the duty of the legislative body of a local government unit to enact measures that will protect the public from any fraudulent means of collecting and extracting money in disguise of charitable, religious or civic purposes;
WHEREAS, the fund raising activity through envelopes is commercialized by the organizers through profit sharing motive and likewise commonly abused by the holders by printing additional envelopes with the motive winning and collecting large sum of money.
WHEREAS, it has been practiced by organizers of a fund raising activity through envelopes not to file a formal application for solicitation from the Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and envelopes are circulated and distributed around the public;
WHEREAS, the Department of Social Welfare and Development has already been devolved in the local governments pursuant to the provision of the Local Government Code of 1991;
WHEREFORE, be it resolved by the Sangguniang Bayan of Maribojoc, that;
Sec. 1 – It is unlawful for any person or group of persons to raise funds through envelopes and other solicitation inform of a contest without filing a formal application from the office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and issuance of the Mayor’s permit.
Sec. 2 – Any person or group of persons who wish to solicit funds through envelopes and other solicitation in form of a contest must file first an application stating the name of the organization and the purposes of the solicitation and the target amount for the project in the office of the Social Welfare and Development of Maribojoc.
Sec. 3 – Mayor’s permit shall be issued only upon presentation of the approved application form of solicitation permit;
Sec. 4 – Envelopes aimed to raise funds within the locality of Maribojoc shall be marked registered before they distributed except those issued by the Local Parish Council during special session.
Sec. 5 – Solicitation envelopes distributed without the benefit of registration in the Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the DSWD Chief may issued a stoppage order to the organizer, subjecting the envelopes to confiscation.
Sec. 6 – Any violation of this ordinance shall be fined of not less than One Thousand Pesos ( P1,000.00 ) and imprisonment of not less than One (1) month or both at the discretion of the Court.
Sec. 7 – That copies of this ordinance be furnished to all Barangay Captains in the locality, Office of the Social Welfare and Development and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Sec. 8 – This ordinance shall take effect upon its approval.
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PABLO A. BALUMA
ALBERTO E. ARANGOSO