Comprehensive Fishery Code (Part 2)

Article VI

Registration of Municipal Fishing Boats

Section 34. Registration of all Municipal Fishing Boats three gross tons (3GT) and below All Municipal Fishing Boats three gross tons (3GT) and below shall be registered with the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist, who shall adopt a guidelines on how to implement it following the mandatory provisions of Executive Order No. 305 in its area of jurisdiction. The registration and other miscellaneous fees to be imposed shall be subject to ceilings prescribed under this Code and the Municipal Revenue Code. Registration and miscellaneous fees collected will form part of the funds for the Coastal Resource Management Program of the Municipality, the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist will be implementing. Fishery License

Section 35. Fishery License All individuals, cooperatives, partnerships, firms or corporations who are listed in the Registry of Municipal Fishers shall be issued Fishery License, upon payment of the prescribed fee: Provided, however, That the Fishery License is non- transferable: Provided, further, That the holders agree unconditionally to comply with all the laws, orders, policies, and rules and regulations governing fishing. The licensee shall also assume responsibility for any and all of his acts with his fishing operation. The privilege of taking or catching fish in the municipal waters of this municipality with or without using fishing boats or vessels three (3) gross tons or less or using small scale and medium scale commercial fishing boats shall be granted under ordinary license or permit issued by the Municipal Mayor to any person, cooperative, partnership, association or corporation upon payment of the corresponding license or permit fee under Section 38.

Section 36. Renewal of Fishery License The Fishery License shall be renewed annually. The holders shall have sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the license to renew.

Section 37. Licensing Procedures Applicants for Fishery License shall submit the following documents to the Municipal Agriculturist’s Office: 1. Duly Accomplished Application Form 2. Community Residence Certificate (for individual) or Certificate of Registration or Certificate of Accreditation (for organizations, cooperatives, partnership, firms of corporations) 3. Barangay Clearance 4. Certification as a Registered Municipal Fisher 5. Barangay FARMC clearance or Municipal FARMC clearance 6. Copy of the Certificate of Registration of Fishing Boat 7. Other pertinent documents The Municipal Agriculturist’s Office shall recommend the issuance of the Fishery License to the Municipal Mayor upon payment of the necessary fee.

Section 38. Schedule of License and Registration Fees License to exploit, occupy, procedure, culture, capture, or gather fish of any species and other fisheries products in the Municipal waters shall be granted by the Municipal Mayor upon payment of corresponding fees at the rate not exceeding those fixed hereunder: Provided, however, that registered fishers from other Municipalities who may be permitted to use the Municipal waters of this Municipality shall pay double of the rate fixed hereunder: For Individuals – P 20.00 For Fishers’ Organization or Cooperatives – P 200.00 For Partnerships and Cooperations – P 500.00 For using motorized boat less than three (3) gross tons a. Motorized with engine of 10 horse power or less – P 200.00 b. Motorized with engine of 10 horse power or less than 15 – P 220.00 c. Motorized with engine of 10 horse power or less than 20 – P 250.00 d. Motorized with engine of 20 horse power or less than 25- P 400.00 e. Motorized with engine of 25 horse power or less than 30- P 500.00 f. Motorized with engine of 30 horse power or less than 35- P 550.00 g. Motorized with engine of 35 horse power or less than 40- P 650.00 h. Motorized with engine of 45 horse power or less than 50- P 750.00 i. Motorized with engine of 50 horse power and above – P 900.00 For the using and/or engaging in the following Fisherfolk using Nets License Fee Per Year a. Chinchuro less than 250 meters – P 200.00 b. Chinchuro 250 meters long or more – P 250.00 c. Pukot – P 100.00 d. Sahid – P 200.00 e. Sahid-sahid – P 50.00 f. Salibot net more than 10 meters long – P 150.00 g. Salambao – P 150.00 h. Laya – P 150.00 i. Lift net (vintahan) – P 300.00 j. Lilang – P 30.00 k. Buldozer (fry gathering device) – P 30.00 Fisherfolk using Hook and Line a. With boat without using outboard or inboard motors (sibid-sibidan) – P 50.00 Fisherfolk using Traps a. Bobo (big) – P 50.00 b. Bobo ( small) – P 40.00 c. Pandom-oc – P 40.00 Fisherfolk using other Gears a. Payao – P 100.00 b. Cabias – P 150.00 a. Small and Medium scale commercial fishing boat P 2,500.00 a. Individual buying of Bangus, prawn, other fish fry P 1,000.00 License permit issued shall be valid for a maximum period of one year to expire every 31st of December of each year.

Section 39. Report of Fish Caught Any individual of licensee to take or catch fish in the municipal waters of this municipality shall submit to the Municipal Agriculture Office of this municipality wherein fishing takes place within the first ten (10) days of each month, a monthly report in triplicate copies showing the kind and quality of fish caught and the value of fish sold during the month. FARMC shall assist in the submission of the fish catch report.

Section 40. Coding of Motor Boats The municipal government shall designate RED as color code for all boats that will be operated in the municipality aside from the certificate of number and official number that will be assigned after the registration of municipal fishing boats/motor boats: Provided that the following letters shall be designated as letter code for each of the barangay: A- Baybay Sur L- Dingle B- Baybay Norte M- Mambatad C- Sapa N- Bacauan D- Guibongan O- Palaca E- Kirayan Norte P- Tabunacan F- Kirayan Sur Q- Damilisan G- Banuyao R- Oyungan H- Naulid S- Lanutan I- Maninila T- Maringyan J- Gines U- San Rafael K- Calampitao V- Narat-an Provided further that the said color coding will be in the form of a color RED rectangular plate with corresponding official number by which fisherfolks was assigned to during the registration and licensing. The said plate shall be placed in the upper right portion of the both sides of the boat.

Section 41. Permit to Anchor and /or Engage in Business in the Municipality All sea crafts of more than three (3) registered gross tons that will anchor in the municipal waters and/or engage in any business in the municipality shall pay the following fee to the municipal government: For sea craft of 3.1 -10 GT – P 500.00 For sea craft of more than 10 GT – P 1,000.00

Section 42 Gratuitous Permit The Municipal Government may issue gratuitous permits to municipal fishers to exploit, occupy, produce, culture, capture, or gather fish of any species and other fisheries products in the municipal waters: Provided, That government agency or institution of learning may also be given gratuitous permit to engage in any fishery activities in the municipal waters for scientific or educational purposes, subject to the terms and conditions as may be imposed.

Section 43. Report of Transfer of Ownership of Boats and Fishing Gears The owner/operator of registered boats and fishing gears shall notify the Municipal Government of the transfer of ownership of the boats and fishing gears within fifteen (15) days after its transfer.

Section 44. Bond of Aquaculture Operation Those who wish to construct and operate any aquaculture facilities for commercial purposes shall deposit the following bond to municipal government. The bond shall be thirty (30) percent of the amount of fees for the construction and operation of the aquaculture facility.

Section 45. Duties of Licensee, Permit, and Exclusive Fishery Privileges Holders All licensees, permits, and exclusive fishery privilege holders shall be governed by existing laws, orders, rules and regulations governing coastal and fisheries resources and shall: 1. Take precaution as may be necessary to prevent destruction to the coastal and fishery resources and habitat and the municipal waters, and to ensure environmental protection at all times; 2. Assume responsibility for the use of fishing boat and any or all acts of his/her agents. Employees or laborers, including those of contractors connected with his/her fishing operations, or in the establishment, management, or operation of the contract or during the fishing expedition, such as transport and or possession of dynamite, cyanide and other poisonous or noxious substances, as well as any fish caught through unlawful means; 3. Keep and submit all records and reports of transaction in connection with the license, permit or lease in such format as required by the terms and conditions of the license and as may me required by law; 4. Allow or render assistance to any law enforcers for purpose of inspection, searching and examining any person, document, records and places of operations including storage areas, auxiliary boats or goods aboard the boat; 5. Vacate the area covered by the fishery privilege, upon expiration or as directed by authorized municipal officials, unless renewed or cancelled; 6. Clear, remove, destroy or demolish any debris, material, structure or gear, or the vacated area placed or constructed on the site of the fishery privilege upon expiration or cancellation of the privilege. 7. Abide all other related rules and regulations that be legislated after the enactment of this Code.

Section 46. Funds for Coastal Resource Management The municipal government shall allocate funds from revenues derived from the registrations of all municipal fishing boats, fishery licenses, and fees from the utilization and exploitation of the municipal waters to coastal resource management activities such as, but not limited, to law enforcement, livelihood program for fishers, research, training and education.

Section 47. Share of Barangays on Revenues of the Municipal Government The municipal government shall appropriate ten (10) percent from all the fees derived from registration of all municipal fishing boats, fishery licenses, and fees from the utilization and exploitation of the municipal waters to the barangays: Provided, however, That the Municipal Government, within 60 days from the enactment of this code, shall formulate an implementing rules and regulations of this section: Provided, however, That such share shall be remitted to the Barangays before the end of each quarter.

Comprehensive Fishery Code (Part 1)




A Ccomprehensive Municipal Ordinance Providing for the Ssustainable Management, Development, and Conservation of the Municipal Waters and its Coastal Resources, Harmonizing and Integrating All Ordinances Pertinent Thereto, and to For Other Purposes.


Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Miag-ao, Province of Iloilo, that:


Municipal Environment Code (Part 1)


series of 2009




[Authors: Hon. Raul F. Facon and Hon. Orlando S. Paulma]

 [Sponsors: Hon. Santos N. Niñonuevo, Hon. Suzita M. Go, and Hon. Raul F. Facon]



Be it enacted by the Sangguniang Bayan in session assembled, that:





Section 1. TITLE AND SCOPE. This ordinance shall be known and cited as the Local Environment Code of Miagao. It covers all general administrative ordinances enacted over the years, Sangguniang Bayan resolutions and Ordinances as well as provisions from Executive Orders issued by the Local Chief Executive that partake the nature of ordinances relevant to the protection, conservation, utilization and management of the environment specifically along the areas of land, air, and water.


Section 2. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. The purpose of the Code is to integrate the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, projects and activities on Land Resources Management, Solid Waste Management and Coastal Resources Management through effective and efficient legislative enacted with the end in view of attaining a healthy and sustainable environment for a better quality life of the people. 




a.General rule. All words and phrases shall be construed and understood according to the common and approved usage of the language; but technical words and phrases and such others as many have acquired a peculiar and appropriate meaning in the law shall be construed and understood according to that peculiar and appropriate meaning.


b.Gender. Singular and Plural. Every word in the Code importing the masculine gender shall extend to and be applied to several persons or things as well as one person; and every word importing the plural number shall extend and be applied to one person or thing as well as to several persons or things.


c.Person. The word “person” shall extend and be applied to natural and judicial, persons such as firms, corporations, or voluntary associations, unless plainly inapplicable.


d.Tenses. The use of any verb in the present tense shall include the future when applicable.


e.Shall Have Been. The words “shall have been” include past and future cases.


f.Shall. “Shall” is mandatory.


g.May. “May” is permissive.


h.Reasonable Time or Notice. In all cases where any provision of this Code shall require any act to be done in a reasonable notice to be given, that reasonable time or notice shall mean such time only as may be necessary for the prompt performance of that duty, or compliance with that notice.


i.Computation of Time. When the Code refers to a day that means a working day for government offices beginning from 8:00 in the morning up to 5:00 in the afternoon. A month consists of 30 days except when the particular month shall be basis on counting time.


Section 4.  ENVIRONMENT   ASSESSMENT POLICIES. The Municipality of Miagao hereby adopts policies that will promote the environment – friendly activities of business, industry and settlements in the urban and suburbs as far as infrastructure and socials services is concerned.


It should be ascertained that any proposed project needing the approval of the Municipal Government of requiring the issuance of a permit would not cause any significant negative environment impact on the physical, biological, and socio- economic environment.


There shall be conducted a yearly inspection of business sites and premises to determine the preservation of the physical environment. Should there finding of the degradation, destructions or violations of the environment appropriate and immediate action shall be instituted to mitigate the effects of such environmental degradation and the full force of the law be applied to the violators.


Section 5. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OR STATEMENT. Environmental Impact Assessment or Statement shall be required only from those industries certified by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as requiring such statement or assessment as well as the other activities as may determined by HLURB and EMB-DENR as requiring such statement or assessment Major construction development activities maybe required by the Zoning Administrator or by the Local Government to submit an Environmental Impact Statement for view by the HLURB. The applicant shall submit the following requirements.


a.Detailed description of the proposed development or construction.

b.Detailed description of the physical, biological, social environment within which the development or construction will occur.


c.Detailed description of existing plan, which will be affected by the proposed description development action.


d.Detailed description of other actions planned.


e.Detailed description of probable direct and induced impact of the proposed action on the physical, biological,  and social environment.


f.Special emphasis on diverse effects, long-term effects resource commitment 

      and cost-benefit analysis.


Section 6. BASES FOR ACTION. Considering the extent and complexity of environmental initiatives, the following local and international policy instruments and action programs are hereby considered to ensure an efficient, equitable and sustainable allocation, utilization, management and development of the municipality’s land resources, to wit:


a.The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines. The Constitution provides in Article II, Section 16 thereof that: “The State shall protect and advance the right of the people to balance and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature.”


b.The Philippine Environment Code of 1977 (Presidential Decree No. 1152).   


c.The Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 (Republic Act No. 9275). 


d.The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (Republic Act No. 9003). Republic Act No. 9003, which provides that the State adopts a systematic, comprehensive and ecological solid waste management program.


e.The Clean Air Act of 1999 wherein it is stated that:


“The state shall promote and protect the global environment to attain the sustainable development while recognizing the primary responsibility of local government units to deal with environmental problems. The state recognizes that the responsibility of cleaning the habitat and environment is primary area – based. Finally, the State recognizes that a clean and healthy environment is for the good of all and should therefore, be concerned of all.”


f.The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 (Republic Act No. 8850).


g.Section 484 of Republic Act No. 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 provides for the appointment of an Environment and Natural Resources Officer (although optional) for the municipal, whose tasks include the formulation of measures for the consideration, assistance and support to the mayor in carrying out measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and provisions of adequate facilities relative to environment and natural resources services as provided for under Section 17 of the Local Government Code. Section 458 (a)(1)(vi), R.A. 7160, directs the Sangguniang Bayan to enact ordinances that will “protect the environment and imposed the appropriate penalties for acts which endanger the environment, such as dynamite fishing and other forms of  destructive fishing, illegal logging and smuggling of logs, smuggling of natural resources products and endangered species of  flora and fauna, slush and burn farming and other activities which result in pollution, acceleration of eutrophicationof rivers and lakes or of ecological imbalance.


h.Rio Declaration (U.N. Conference on Environment and Development) Local Authorities Initiatives in Support of Agenda 21. Local authorities construct operate and maintain economic social environmental infrastructure oversee planning process, establish local environmental policies and regulation and assist in implementing national and sub- national environmental policies. As the local government is close to the people, they play a pivotal role in educating, mobilizing and responding to the public to promote sustainable development.





Section 7. AS USED IN LAND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT. The following terms are conceptually and/or operationally defined as follows:


1.Agricultural Zone (AGZ) – an area within the municipality intended for cultivation/fishing and pastoral activities, e.g. fish, farming, cultivation of crops, goat/cattle raising, etcetera.

2.Agro-Industrial Zone (AIZ) – an area within the municipality intended primarily for integrated farm operations and related product processing activities such as plantation for bananas, pineapple, sugar etc.

3.HLURB/BOARD – shall mean the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board

4.Buffer Area – these are yards, parks or open spaces intended to separate incompatible elements or uses to control pollution/nuisance and for identifying and defining development areas or zones where no permanent structures are allowed.

5.Built-up Area –  a contiguous grouping of ten (10) or more structures.

6.Central Business District – shall refer to areas designated principally for trade, services and business purposes (Commercial 1 Zone).

7.Certificate of Non-Conformance – certificate issued to owners of all uses existing prior to the approval of the Zoning Ordinance which do not conform in a zone as per provision of the said Ordinance.

8.Compatible Use – uses or land activities capable of existing together harmoniously e.g. residential use and parks and playground.

9.Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) – a document embodying specific proposals for guiding, regulating growth and/or development. The main components of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan in this usage are the sectoral studies i.e. Demography, Socio-Economic, Infrastructure and Utilities, Local Administration and Land Use.

10.Conflicting Uses – uses or land activities with contrasting characteristics sited adjacent to each other e.g. residential units adjacent to industrial plants.

11.Conforming Use – a use which is in accordance with the zone classification as provided for in this Code and the Municipal Zoning Ordinance.

12.Easement – open space imposed on any land use/activities sited along waterways, road-right-of-ways, cemeteries/memorial parks and utilities.

13.Environmentally Critical Areas – refers to those areas which are environmentally sensitive and are listed in Presidential Proclamation 2146 dated December 14, 1981.  

14.Environmentally Critical Projects – refers to those projects which have high potential for negative environmental impacts and are listed in Presidential Proclamation 2146 dated December 14, 1981.

15.Exception – a device which grants a property owner relief from certain provisions of the Municipal Zoning Ordinance where because of the specific use would result in a particular hardship upon the owner, as distinguished from a mere inconvenience or a desire to make more money.

16.Floor Area Ratio or “FAR” – is the ratio between the gross floor area of a building and the area of the lot on which it stands, determined by dividing the gross floor area of the building and the area of the lot.  the gross floor area of any building should not exceed the prescribed floor area ratio (FAR) multiplied by the lot area.  the far of any zone should be based on its capacity to support development in terms of the absolute level of density that the transportation and other utility networks can support. 

17.Forest Zone (FZ) – an area within a municipality intended primarily for forest purposes.

18.General Commercial Zone (GCZ) – an area within the municipality for trading/services/business purposes.

19.General Institutional Zone (GIZ) – an area within the municipality principally for general types of institutional establishments, e.g. government offices, schools, hospital/clinics, academic/research, convention centers.

20.General Residential Zone (GRZ) – an area within the municipality principally for dwelling/housing purposes.

21.General Zoning Map – a duly authenticated map delineating the different zones in which the whole municipality is divided.

22.Gross Floor Area (GFA) – the GFA of a building is the total floor space within the perimeter of the permanent external building walls, occupied by:


office areas;

residential areas;




vertical penetrations, which shall mean stairs, fire escapes, elevator shafts, flues, pipe shafts, vertical ducts, and the like, and their enclosing walls;

rest rooms or toilets;

machine rooms and closets;

storage rooms and closets;

covered balconies and terraces;

interior walls and columns, and other interior features, but excluding:

covered areas used for parking and driveways, including vertical penetrations in parking floors where no residential or office units are present;

uncovered areas for ac cooling towers, overhead water tanks, roof decks laundry areas and cages, wading or swimming pools, whirlpools or jacuzzis, gardens, courts or plazas.


23.Heavy Industrial Zone – a subdivision of an area principally for the following types of industries:


a.highly pollutive/non-hazardous

b.highly pollutive/hazardous

c.highly pollutive/extremely hazardous

d.pollutive/extremely hazardous

e.non-pollutive/extremely hazardous


24.High Density Commercial Zone – an area within the municipality intended for regional shopping centers such as large malls and other commercial activities which are regional in scope or where market activities generate traffic and require utilities and services that extend beyond local boundaries and requires metropolitan level development planning and implementation.  high rise hotels, sports stadium or sports complexes are also allowable in this zone.

25.High Density Residential Zone – a subdivision of an area principally for dwelling/housing with a density of 66 or more dwelling units per hectare.

26.Innovative Design – introduction and/or application of new/creative designs and techniques in development projects e.g. Planned Unit Development (PUD), Newtown, etc.

27.Light Industrial Zone – a subdivision of an area principally for the following types of industries:




28.Locational Clearance – a clearance issued to a project that is allowed under the provisions of the Municipal Zoning Ordinance as well as other standards, rules and regulations on land use.

29.Low Density Residential Zone – an area within the municipality principally for trade, services and business activities ordinarily referred to as the Central Business District.

30.Low Density Residential Zone – an area within the municipality principally for dwelling/housing purposes with a density of 20 dwelling units and below per hectare.

31.Medium Density Commercial Zone – an area within the  municipality with quasi-trade business activities and service industries performing complementary/supplementary functions to principally commercial zone.

32.Medium Density Residential Zone – an area within the municipality principally for dwelling/housing purposes with a density of 21 to 65 dwelling units per hectare

33.Medium Industrial Zone – an area within a city or municipality principally for the following types of industries





34.Mitigating Device – a means to grant relief in complying with certain provisions of the Municipal Zoning Ordinance.

35.Non-Conforming Use – existing non-conforming uses/establishments in an area allowed to operate inspite of the non-conformity to the provisions of the Municipal Zoning Ordinance subject to certain conditions therein.

36.Parks and Recreation Zone (PRZ) – an area designed for diversion/amusements and for the maintenance of ecological balance of the community.

37.Planned Unit Development (PUD) – it is a land development scheme wherein project site is comprehensively planned as an entity via unitary site plan which permits flexibility in planning/design, building sitting, complementarity of building types and land uses, usable open spaces and the preservation of significant natural land features.

38.Rezoning – a process of introducing amendments to or a change in the text and maps of the zoning ordinance.  it also includes amendment or change in view of reclassification under section 20 of RA 7160.

39.Rural Area – area outside of designated urban area.

40.Setback – the open space left between the building and lot lines.

41.Socialized Housing Zone (SHZ) – shall be used principally for socialized housing/dwelling purposes for the underprivileged and homeless as defined in RA 7279.

42.Special Institutional Zone (SIZ) – an area within the municipality principally for particular types of institutional establishments e.g. welfare homes, orphanages, home for the aged, rehabilitation and training centers, military camps/reservation/bases/training grounds, etc.

43.Tourist Zone (TZ) – are sites within the municipality endowed with natural or manmade physical attributes and resources that are conducive to recreation, leisure and other wholesome activities.

44.Urban Areas – include all barangays comprising the poblacion, central business district (CBD) and other built up areas including the urbanizable land in and adjacent to said areas and where at least more than fifty (50%) of the population are engaged in non-agricultural activities. CBD shall refer to the areas designated principally for trade, services and business purposes.

45.Urban Zoning Map – a duly authenticated map delineating the different zones into which the urban area and its expansion area are divided.

46.Urbanizable Land – area designated as suitable for urban expansion by virtue of land use studies conducted.

47.Variance – a Special Location Clearance which grants a property owner relief from certain provisions of the Municipal Zoning Ordinance where, because of the particular, physical surrounding, shape or topographical conditions of the property, compliance on height, area, setback, bulk and/or density would result in a particular hardship upon the owner, as distinguished from a mere inconvenience or a desire to make more money.

48.Warehouse – refers to a storage and/or depository of those in business of performing warehouse services for others, for profit.

49.Water Zone (WZ) – are bodies of water WITHIN CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES which include rivers, streams, lakes and seas except those included in other zone classification.

50.Zone/District – an area within a city or municipality for specific land use as defined by manmade or natural boundaries.

51.Zoning Administrator/Zoning Officer – a municipal/city/government employee responsible for the implementation/enforcement of the Zoning ordinance in a community.

52.Zoning Ordinance – the Municipal Ordinance No. 1, series of 2002 of the municipality.


Section 8. AS USED IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT. The technical terms used in this ordinance shall be defined as follows:


1.Agricultural Waste – refers to waste generated from planting or harvesting of crops, trimming or pruning or plants and wastes or run-off materials from farms or fields.

2.Biodegradable – any material that can be reduced into finer particles (degraded or decomposed) by microbiological organisms or enzymes (synonymous with compostable).

3.Biogas Digester – are of two kinds: the “poso negro” Taiwan type or the above-ground portable Valderia model. Biogas is a mixture of methane, carbon dioxide and traces of inert gases produced by the fermentation of animal manure and other organic wastes in an airtight digester chamber.

4.Compost – decayed organic material for use as soil conditioner or fertilizer

5.Composting – biological degradation under controlled conditions; the process of making biodegradable such as food wastes, animal waste, human waste, into compost by mixing them with soil, water, biological additives-activators (optional) and air.

6.Disposal Site – refers to a site where solid waste is finally discharge and deposited.

7.Domestic Waste – is the refuse from households, as distinguished from industrial waste, agricultural waste, hospital waste, etc. which may be classified as biodegradable (compostable) or non-biodegradable (no-compostable).

8.Enzymes – a protein produced by cells with substances to initiate or accelerate chemical reactions in plants or animal matter, acting like an organic catalyst.

9.Factory Returnable – all non-biodegradable, non-compostable such as tin cans, metals, bottle/glass including broken pieces, plastic/styrofoam/rubber/dry paper/dry cardboard/dry cloth/fibers/leather/feather/hard shells/hard bones, etc. which are segregated in separate containers or placed in one sack (cans, bottles, containers already rinsed) and are sold/given away to collectors.

10.Feed Materials – all food waste, peelings, veggie trims, fish entrails, fowl innards, spoiled fruits, leftovers, egg shells, rice/fish/meat washing, etc. that should be collected and kept in covered containers, hog/chicken/duck/ pets/fish feeds.

11.Fermentable – fruit peelings, spoiled or over-ripe fruits, juicers, e.g. buko juice, etc. are made into vinegar, wine or “nata de coco,” “nata de piña”, etc.

12.Fertilizer Materials – all compostable or biodegradable such as garden waste (manure, carcases), human waste (feces, urine, blood, all excreta, soiled wipes, pads, diapers (remove plastic portions), etc. are made into compost for organic gardening.

13.Filling Materials – if efforts are exerted to find, not only the maximum but also the optimum use of waste, hardly any will be left as filling material. Such materials may be compacted, mixed with rice chaff and “binder” and use for appropriate construction projects.

14.Fine Crafts – many of the non-biodegradable could be used as materials for handicrafts, cottage industries, art works, toys, and other livelihood projects such as paper mache, paper basketry, tin craft, metal craft, plastic twine or rope braids, feather crafts, wooden crafts, even “lahar” craft. Styrofoam melted in small amount of gasoline solvent provides cheap glue or “binder” for many of the projects.

15.Food Material – includes certain kinds of seeds, pulp, peelings that are made into pickles, “sweet” or candies or snacks.

16.Functional Facilities/Equipment – useful equipment/facilities devised or created from discards, throwaways, junks, scraps e.g. chairs, tables, doormats, play equipment from rubber tires, roofing from milk cans, flower pots, “planters” from plastic bags, sacks, containers, etc.

17.Generation – refers to the act or process of producing solid waste

18.Green Charcoal – another form of fuel or grass charcoal, manufactured from compostable, organic, cellulotic material with the use of enzymes to break down the lining or binding material, after which it is molded and dried then used in charcoal fed sloves.

19.Hazardous Waste – special types of waste containing chemical, biological and radiological elements, which are harmful to human health.

20.Hog/Swine – refers to a pig after weaning age.

21.Landfill Leachate – the downward scooping of water through the landfill carrying with it the dissolved water-soluble contents of the waste, which may be collected by the underground drainage of water system.

22.Lime Treatment – refers to the application of lime to waste materials.

23.Open Garbage Dump – refers to a disposal area wherein the solid wastes are indiscriminately thrown or disposed of without due planning and consideration for environmental and health standards.

24.Putrescible – a substance that decomposes at a certain temperature in contact with air and moisture, generally contains nitrogen.

25.Receptacle – refers to individual containers used for the source separation and the collection of recyclable materials.

26.Recycling – the reuse, retrieval, decommission of elements/matter for any all purposes necessary to healthful and productive living’ the process by which wastes materials are transformed into new products in such a manner that the original products may loss their identity.

27.Low Density Residential Zone (R-1) – an area within a city or municipality principally for dwelling/housing purposes with a density of 20 dwelling units and below per hectare.

28.Medium Density Residential Zone (R-2) – an area within a city or municipality principally for dwelling/housing purposes with a density of 21 to 65 dwelling units per hectare.

29.High Density Residential Zone (R-3) – a subdivision of an area principally for dwelling/housing purposes with a density of 66 or more dwelling units per hectare.

30.Resource Recovery – the extraction of materials or energy from wastes.

31.Solid Waste – this includes thrown away, such as garbage, rubbish, trash, litter, junk, and refuse from any source (homes, businesses, farms, industries or institutions); this is a discarded materials with insufficient liquid content to flow. Examples are those non-liquid waste resulting from the domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial activities which can be divided into several components under two broad categories:


-Biodegradable-compostable-putrescible. There are four (4) groups of waste under this category such as: (a) food (cooking) waste/kitchen waste: peelings, leftovers, vegetable trims, fish/fowl/meat/animal entrails/innards/cleanings, soft shells, seeds, etc.; (b) agricultural (garden) waste: leaves/flowers, twigs branches, stems, roots, trimmings, weeds, seeds/inedible fruits, etc.; (c) animal waste, manure/urine, carcasses, etc.; and (d) human waste: excreta, soiled pads, sanitary napkins, etc.


-Non-biodegradable-compostable-putrescible. There are ten (10) groups of waste under this category such as: (a) metals: tin cans, aluminum, iron, lead, copper, silver, etc.; (b) glasses: bottles, cullets (broken glass), sheets (shards), mirror, bulbs, etc.; (c) plastics: polyethylene (bags), polypropylene (straws/jule sacks/containers, polyurethane (foam, mattresses), polystyrene (styrofoam), polyvinyl (tubes, pipes, linoleum), polyacetate (fibers, cloth, rayon), etc.; (d) rubber (natural and synthetic): tires, goods, etc.: (e) papers: dry papers, cardboards, etc., (f) dry processed fibers” cloth, twine, etc.,; (g) dry leathers; skin, feathers, etc.; (h)hard shells; (i) bones; and (j) rocks.


32.Solid Waste Management – the purposeful, systematic control of the generation, storage, collection transport, separation, processing, recycling, recovery and final disposal of solid waste.

33.Sorting at Source – the segregation or separation of waste at the point of generation or at the very place where they are produced into biodegradable and non-biodegradable.

34.Recycling of Domestic Waste – the full utilization of domestic waste into factory returnable (around 50-60%), feed (about 20%), fertilizer (about 30%, fuels, fine crafts, fermentable, etc. with little left for filling material. (Proportions vary with the kind of community, the more affluent the more factory returnable). This includes both man devised and nature designated recycling schemes.

35.Zero Waste Resource Management System – is an ecological method of handling waste that does not degrade the environment not pollute air, water, and soil, and facilitates their sanitary retrieval, reuse or recycling.


Section 9. Coastal Resources Management. As used in this Code, the following terms are operationally and/or conceptually defined:


a.Aquaculture – fishery operations involving in all forms of raising and culturing fish and fishery species in freshwater water, brackish and marine water areas.


b.Aquatic / Coastal Pollution – the introduction of substances by human or machine , directly or  indirectly, to the coastal environment which result or likely to result in such deleterious effects as to harm living and non-living fishery and coastal resources; pose potential and/or real hazard to human health; hindrance to coastal activities such as fishing and navigation, including dumping/disposal of waste and other marine litter; discharge of petroleum or residual products of petroleum, and other radioactive noxious or harmful liquid, gaseous or solid substances, from any water, land or other human-made structures. Deforestation, unsound agricultural practices such as the use of banned chemicals and excessive use of chemicals, intensive use of artificial fish feed, and wetland conversion, which cause similar hazard and deleterious effectsconversion, which causes similar hazard and deleterious effects, shall also constitute aquatic or coastal pollution .pollution.


c.Closed season – the period during which the taking of specified fishery species by a  specifieda specified fishing gear is prohibited in a specified area or areas in the municipal waters.


d.Coastal Area / Zone – is a band of dry land and adjacent ocean space ( water and submerge  land ) in which terrestrial processes and uses directly after oceanic processes and uses, and vice-versa; its geographic extent may include areas within a landmark limits of one (1) Kilometer from the shoreline to high tide to include mangrove swamps, brackish water ponds, nipa swamps, estuarine river, sandy beaches and other areas within seaward limit of  200 meters  isobath  toinclude coral reefs, algal flats, sea grass beds and  other soft bottom areas.


e.Commercial Fishing – the taking of fishery species by passive or active gear for trade, businessare profit beyond subsistence or sport fishing, to be further classified as:


Small-scale commercial fishing – fishing with passive or active gear utilizing fishing vessels of 3.1 gross tons (GT) up to 20 GT;


Medium-scale commercial fishing – fishing with passive or active gear utilizing fishing  vessels of 20.1 gross tons (GT) up to 150 GT; and 


Large-scale commercial fishing – fishing with passive or active gear utilizing fishing vessels of more than 150 (GT).


f.Coral – marine animals, anthozoan and cnidarian coelenterates, consisting of polyps and the rigid skeletal structure they produce. The living animal with its skeleton and the skeleton alone are both referred to as coral. Included are members of the genus Corallium, characterized by a rigid access of compact calcareous or horny specules and represented by red, pink and white corals which are considered precious corals; the Antipatharians, characterized by a thorny, hornyaxis and represented by the black coral which are considered semi-precious corals, and ordinary corals which are neither precious or semi –precious and usually characterized by calcareous skeleton.


g.Coral Reef – geological features built by natural classification and other deposits from coralsand calcareous algae.


h.Department – shall mean Department of Agriculture.


i.FARMC – shall mean Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council.


j.Fine-Meshed Nets – all net-webbing whether made of natural fibers, synthetic or any other materials used in fishing, with a mesh size of less than three (3) centimeters measured.


k.Fish Cage – any method of culturing fin fish in a fish enclosure which is either stationary or floating made up of  nettings or screen sewn or fastened together and installed in the water with opening at the surface and held in place by wooden posts or various anchors and floats.


l.Fish Corral – a stationary wire or trap devised to intercept and capture fish consisting of rows of bamboo sticks, plastic nets and other materials fenced with split bamboo mattings or wire mattings with one or more enclosures, usually with easy entrance but difficult exit, and with and without leaders to direct the fish to the catching chambers, purse or bags.


 m.  Fish pen – refers to fish enclosures made of closely-woven bamboo screens, nylon screens or nets, or other materials attached to poles staked to the water bottom for the purpose of growing and /or culture of fish to various sizes in both fresh and brackish waters.


n.Fisheries – refers to all activities relating to the act or business of fishing, culturing, preserving, processing, marketing, developing, conserving and managing fishery resources.


o.Fishery License – a document that qualify a person/cooperative/partnership/corporation toengage in any fishery activities in the municipal waters.


p.Fishers – people directly, or personally, and physically engage in taking and/or culturing and processing fishery/coastal/marine resources.


q.Fishers Organization – an accredited organized group, association, federation, alliance or institution of fishers which has at least 15 members, a set of officers, a constitution and by-laws, and having an organizational structure and programs of action.


r.Fishery and Marine Resources – include not only finfish but also mollusk, crustaceans, echinoderms, marine mammals, and all other products derived from aquatic resources in any form.


s.Fishing – the taking of fishery species from the wild state or habitat, with or without the use of fishing vessels.


t.Fishing Gear – any instrument or device and its accessories utilized in taking fish and other fishery species. It ca be either of the following:


Active Fishing Gear – fishing gear characterized by active movement and/or pursuit of the target species by towing, lifting, and pursuing the gears surrounding, covering, dredging, pumping and scaring the target species to impoundment or encirclements, such as but not limited, to trawl, purse seines, Danish seines, bag nets, push nets, cast nets, harvesting machines, beach seines, pa-aling, drift gill net and tuna long line.


Passive Fishing Gear – is characterized by the absence of gear movement and/or the pursuit of the target species such as, but not limited to, hook and line, fish pots, traps and gill nets across the path of the fish.


u.Fishing Vessel – any vessel, boat, ship or other watercraft equipped to be used for taking of fishery species or aiding or assisting one or more vessels at sea in the performance of any activity relating to fishing, including but not limited to the preservation, supply, storage, refrigeration, transportation and processing.


v.Gratuitous Permit – a permit issued to marginal and subsistence municipal fishers free of any charges.


w.Mangroves – a community of inter tidal plants including all species of trees, shrubs, vines and herbs on coasts, swamps, or border of swamps.


x.Monitoring – for monitoring fisheries, this may include long -term observation of : 1.) fishing effort which can be expressed by the number of days or hours of fishing, number of fishing gears and number of fishers; 2.) characteristics of fishery resources ; and 3.) resource yields or catch.


y.Municipal fishers – persons who are engaged in municipal fishing and are/or fishing within the municipal waters.


z.Municipal fishing – refers to fishing using fishing vessels of three(3) gross tons or less or fishing not requiring the use of fishing vessels within the (15 ) kilometers distance from the shoreline.


aa. Municipal Government – refers to the municipal government of Miagao.


bb. Municipal Waters – include not only streams, lakes, inland bodies of water and tidal waters within the municipality which are not subject of private ownership and not included within the national parks, brackish water fishpond leased by  the government, and national fishery reserves, refuge and sanctuaries but also marine waters included between two lines drawn perpendicular to the general coastline from points where the boundary lines of the municipality touch the sea at low tide and a third line parallel with the general coastline including offshore islands and fifteen kilometers from such coastline. Where two municipalities are so situated on opposite shores such that there is less than thirty kilometers of marine waters between them, the third line shall be a line equidistant from the opposite shores of the respective municipalities. 


cc. Non-Government Organization (NGO) – refers to an agency, institution, a foundation or a group of persons whose purpose is to assist people’s organization/ association in various ways including but not limited to organizing, education, training, research and /or resource accessing.


dd. Over-fished Area- an area within the municipal waters which cannot sustain the fisheries. It can be due to any of the following types of over fishing: 


(i)too much harvesting in such a way that the mean sized of fish captured is sub-optimal for providing effective yields from a fishery; 

(ii)intense fishing pressure by which the process of fishery restocking through reproduction and resettlement is impaired; 


(iii)shift in community structure from a fishery dominated by valuable species to one dominated by species of less economic value or utility; and 


(iv)when resource users faced with declining catches and lacking any other  alternative,             initiate wholesale resource destruction in their effort to maintain their incomes.


ee. People’s Organization – a bonafide and duly accredited association of citizens with demonstrated capacity to promote the public interest and with identifiable leadership membership and structure. Its members belong to a sector/s in the community who voluntarily band themselves together to work for their own upliftment, development and greater good.


ff.Permit – documents issued to license holders before engaging in fishing using particular gear and/ or boat or engage in any fisheries activities within the municipality.


gg. Persons – natural or juridical entities such as individuals, associations, partnership, cooperatives or corporations.


hh. RA 8550 – Republic Act no. 8550, otherwise known as the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998.  It is the national law that governs the management and conservation of the fisheries resources of the country.


ii.Sanctuary – a designated area within the municipal waters where fishing and other human activities are prohibited.


Monitoring  Control and Surveillance –


a.monitoring – the requirement of continuously observed: effort which can be expressed by the number of days or hours of fishing, number of fishing gears and number of fish folks

2.characteristic of fishery resources

3.resource yields (catch)


b.control –  the regulatory conditions (legal framework under which the   

      exploitation, utilization and disposition of the resources maybe conducted.


c.surveillance – the type and degree of observation required to maintain compliance with regulation.


Section 10. As used in Air Quality Management. The following terms are operationally/or conceptually defined:


1.Air Pollutant – Any water found in the atmosphere other than oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor, carbon dioxide, and the insert gasses in their natural or normal concentrations and includes, smokes, dust, soot, ciders, fly ash, solid particles of any kind, gasses, fumes, mists, odors, and radio active substances.

2.Airborne Dusk or Dust – Minute solid particles release into or carried into the atmosphere by natural forces of by any fuel burning, combustion, or process equipment of devise, or by construction works, or by mechanical or industrial process.

3.Ambient Air Quality – The average atmospheric purity as distinguished from discharged measurements taken at the source of pollution. It is the general amount of pollution present in a board area.

4.Emission – The act of passing into the atmosphere an air contaminant, pollutant, gas steam and unwanted sound from a known source.

5.Effluent Standard – Restriction established to limit levels of concentration, physical, chemical and biological constituents, which are discharged from point source.

6.Fuel-Burning Equipment – Any equipment, device or contrivance, and all appurtenances thereto, including ducts, breeching, fuel feeding equipment, controls, stacks, and chimneys, used primary, not exclusively, to burn any fuel for the purpose of direct applications or direct heating such as the production of hot air and hot water.

7.Fugitive Particulate – The particulate matter which escapes and become airborne from unclosed industrial operation, or that which escape from incompletely or partially enclosed operation into the outside atmosphere without passing or being conducted through a flue pipe stack or other structure.

8.Greenhouse Effect ¬– A warming near the earth’s surface that result when the earth’s atmosphere traps the sun’s heat. The greenhouse effects receive its name because the earth’s atmosphere acts much like the glass or plastic roof and walls of a greenhouse. The earth’s atmosphere allows most of the sunlight that reaches it to pass through and heat the earth’s surface. The earth sends the heat energy back into the atmosphere as infrared radiation. Much of this radiation does not pass freely into space because certain gasses in the atmosphere absorb in. These gasses include carbon dioxide, ozone and water vapor. They grow warm and send infrared radiation back toward the earth, adding to the surface.

9.Particulates or Suspended Particulates – Any material other than uncombined water, which exist in a finely form as liquid or solid.

10.Smoke – Gas-borne particulates resulting from incomplete combustion, consisting predominantly, but not exclusively, of carbon, ashes or other combustion materials.

11.Standard or Limit. The concentration of any air contaminant which, in order to protect the public health and welfare, shall be exceeded at a particular region or zone, at a specified period of time. Standard are enforceable and must complied with by the owner or person in charge of an industrial operation process or trade.

12.Volatile Organic Compound – Any compound containing carbon and hydrogen in combination with any other element which has an absolute vapor pressure of 0.10 kg./cm2 equivalent to 77.6 mm. Hg. Or greater under actual storage conditions. Organic solvent include diluents and thinners are defined as chemical compound of carbon which are liquids at standard conditions and which are used as dissolvers, viscosity, reducers or cleaning agents.


Municipal Environment Code (Part 2)

Section 11. Statement of Policy and Management Direction. It is the policy of the Municipality to provide rational, orderly and efficient acquisition, utilization for the attainment of a better quality of life of all with the active participation of the barangay people and Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s).
Section 12. State of the Resource. The Municipality of Miagao has a total land area of   fifteen thousand six hundred ninety-six (15,696) hectares. The municipality is composed of one hundred nineteen (119) barangays, twenty two (22) of which are coastal and eighty nine (89) are agricultural.
As of today, the Municipality has the following land uses: agricultural area constitutes the biggest portion of the town consisting three thousand eight hundred eighty-seven (3,887) hectares or almost twenty our and 76/100 percent (24.76%) of the total land area of the municipality. The open grassland constitutes the one thousand five hundred (1,500) hectares; followed by forest land which is about two thousand seven hundred sixty-eight (2,768) hectares; fishpond area, three (3) hectares; residential land, one hundred nine and 30/100 (109.30) hectares; and industrial land, ninety (90) hectares.
The Municipality of Miagao has an increasing population, which causes greater demand for use of land resource be it on aspect of residential, industrial, institutional, commercial and others. Miagao as of the calendar year 2007 National Statistics Office Census Report has a total population of  sixty thousand four hundred ninety-eight (60,498).
The Municipality of Miagao is growing rapidly and the neighboring towns absorb its spillover from various economic and social activities. The expansion of economic activities is causing serious effect to agricultural land due to land conversion. Land and Land dependent resources have been extracted that caused its dissipation and effect human survival.
Therefore, the Municipal Government for benefits of all its residents shall vigorously pursue the value of land and its rational use, its conservation and management.
Section 13. Beautification, Greening of Street Shoulders. All barangays shall conduct beautification drives in their respective jurisdiction including the greening of street shoulders, planting of trees along the highways and/or placing of flower plants in front of residential and commercial establishments. Occupants of residential and/or commercial establishments shall be responsible for the cleanliness of the sidewalk and one-half of the public street fronting such residential and/or commercial establishment from the line of the property to the middle of the street and from one property to the other.
Section 14. Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Municipal Zoning Ordinance. The Comprehensive Land Use Plan and its accompanying Municipal Zoning Ordinance (Municipal Ordinance No. 1, series of 2002), which was prepared before the enactment of this Code is hereby adopted. Its publication as a separate document does not affect its effectivity in relation to this Code but rather provisions hereof consistent with Land Use and Zoning are applicable to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Municipal Zoning Ordinance.
Section 15. Building Permit. No permit of occupancy shall be issued by the Municipal Government for buildings, subdivisions and the like unless there are provisions for planning of trees and flowers in the development plant duly implemented.
Section 16. Prevention of Soil Erosion. Infrastructure support in the form of “rip rapping” or  the construction of creeks, rivers and shore protection walls shall be implemented to prevent soil erosion.
Section 17. Reclassification of Agricultural Lands. Miagao, being a fast growing town, shall limit the reclassification of agricultural lands into other uses to ten (10%), Sec. 20 of Local Government Code of 1991. Provided, that the subject of the classification is not prime agricultural land, and provided, further, that the department of Agriculture issues a certification as to the agricultural productivity and provided, and finally, that the Committee on Land Use endorses the favorable recommendation on the matter.
Section 18. Responsibility to the Public Safety. Public safety shall be the primary responsibility of the Municipal Mayor, the Police Station Commander and the Chairman of the festival organizer.
Section 19. Municipal Canals and Drainage. The canals and drainage system within the Municipality should be properly maintained to allow efficient flow of water and effluence for sanitation purposes. The canals and drainage system should regularly desilted and dredged. Dumping of solid waste and garbage is punishable under applicable provisions in this Code.
Section 20. Piggeries and Poultry Farm. 
a.The structure of a piggery or poultry with an area of one (1) hectare and below must have a distance of at least ten (10) meters from the street/road and five (5) meters from the sides and back.
b.The structure a piggery or poultry with an area of one (1) hectare to five (5) hectares must have the distance of at least twenty (20) meters from the street/road and ten (10) meters from sides and back.
c.The structures of a piggery or poultry with an area of more than five (5) hectares must have a distance of at least thirty (30) meters from the street/road and fifteen (15) meters from sides and back.
d.All structures of commercial piggeries or poultries must have a distance of at least one hundred (100) meters from the nearest residence.
e.All commercial piggeries and poultries must have a filtration system or silting device included in their project plan. The silting device must have a measurement of at least one (1) square foot per head, piglets included, and/or ten (10) square feet for every sow and with a depth of six (6) feet per head.
f.All commercial piggeries and poultries must be certified on the level of their effluent. It should be tested by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for it be classified according to its level of pollution.
Section 21. Tree Planting.
a.Any person who wanted to or has already established a piggery or poultry farm and the like in an area of two (2) hectares above are required to allot 10% of their total area for growing trees and fruit bearing trees.
b.One half (1/2) of the required ten percent (10%) of the area must be planted with fruit bearing trees.
c.The Office of the Municipal Agricultural Officer (MAO) shall be in charge of fulfilling the provision of this article.
Section 22. Parks for Tourism. The Municipal Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance shall designate park areas for tourism development. Measures to maintain the ecological asset that from the very basis of the tourism industry’s existence shall be instituted. The no littering ordinance in tourism-related areas shall be enforced without mitigations.
Section 23. Prohibited Acts on Parks. No person shall destroy the aesthetic beauty and structure of parks, including the picking of flower, cutting of trees, vandalism and other detrimental acts that will cause the disturbance of the parks general serenity.
Section 24. Tourism Areas. Those considered, as tourism areas shall be properly declared by the Sangguniang Bayan.
Section 25. Penalties. Any person, natural or juridical, found violating the provision of the second sentence of Section 13,  shall pay an out-of-court compromise penalty of one hundred  (P100.00) pesos for the first offense and a fine of not less than five hundred (P 500.00) pesos or an imprisonment of five days, or both, but not more than two thousand (P 2,000.00) pesos or an imprisonment of six (6) months, or both, at the discretion of the court for the succeeding offenses. 
Any person found guilty of violating Sections 20, 21 and 23 shall suffer the penalty of fine of not less than P1, 000.00 but not more than P2, 000.00 or an imprisonment of not less than 30 days or both fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court without prejudice to administrative sanction in case of business establishments, firms, corporation or the like.

Amendments to the Municipal Revenue Code of 2003

Series of 2009


Principal Sponsor: HON. ORLANDO S. PAULMA

Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Miagao, Province of Iloilo that:

Section 1. Chapter II, Article A (Business Tax), Section 2A.06 of Ordinance Number 1, Series Of 2003 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 2A.06. Penalty –

a. Any violation of the provision of this article shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred pesos (P500.00) but not exceeding one thousand pesos (P1,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than one (1) month but not exceeding six (6) months or both at the discretion of the Court.
b. The foregoing shall be without prejudice to the authority of the Municipal Mayor to close the business establishment of any person, natural or juridical, with prior notice, found violating the provisions of this Chapter until after the said person has complied with the payment of his Business Tax required in this Chapter.”

Section 2. Chapter II, Article B (Tax on Advertisement), Section 2B.07 of Ordinance Number 1, Series Of 2003 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 2B.07. Penalty –
a. Any violation of the provision of this article shall be punished a fine of not less than five hundred pesos (P500.00) but not exceeding one thousand pesos (P1,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than one (1) month but not exceeding six (6) months, or both in the discretion of the Court.
b. The foregoing shall be without prejudice to the authority of the Municipal Mayor to remove or cause the removal of the signs, signboards, billboards or advertisements of any person, natural or juridical, with prior notice, found violating the provisions of this Chapter.”

Section 3. Chapter III (Permit and Regulatory Fees), Article A (Mayor’s Permit Fee on Business), Section 3A.10 of Ordinance Number 1, Series Of 2003 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 3A.10. Penalty. –
a. Any violation of the provisions of this article shall be punished by a fine of not less than Five Hundred (P500.00) pesos but not exceeding One Thousand (P1,000.00) pesos or imprisonment of not less than (1) month but not exceeding Six (6) months, or both, in the discretion of the court.
b. The foregoing shall be without prejudice to the authority of the Municipal Mayor to close the business establishment of any person, natural or juridical, with prior notice, found violating the provisions of this Chapter with prior notice.”
SECTION 4. Section 4B.01, Article B, Chapter IV, Local Civil Registry Fees, of the 2003 Municipal Revenue Code of the Municipality of Miagao, Province of Iloilo, is hereby amended to read as follows:


Section 4B.01. Imposition of Fees – There shall be collected a fee on the following:

a) Marriage fees

1. Application of marriage license 250.00
2. Marriage license fee 2.00
3. Marriage Solemnization Fee 300.00
4. Marriage Counseling 100.00

b) Registration fees of documents e in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar:

1. For registration of legitimation or use of surname of the father 150.00
2. For registration of an adoption 150.00
3. For registration of an annulment of marriage 275.00
4. For registration of a legal separation or divorce 275.00
5. For registration of naturalization 275.00
6. For registration of change of name/correction of clerical error 150.00
7. For registration of all other documents 150.00
8. Delayed registration of birth:

2 months to 10 years old – P150.00
more than 10 years old – P200.00

9. Delayed registration of marriage 200.00

c) Filing Fee under R.A. No. 9048:

1. Correction of Clerical error 1,000.00
2. Change of First Name 3,000.00
3. For Migrant Petitioner:
3.a. – Correction of Clerical Error 500.00
3.b.- Change of First Name 1,000.00

d) Copies of document on file in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar:

1. For certified true copy/Certification Fee of any documents 55.00
2. For first copy of Certified Photo copy 55.00 Fee for second or succeeding copies for certified photo copy of the same documents 10.00 each

e) Permit for cadaver disposition:

1. Burial permit fee 100.00
2. Fee for exhumation of cadaver 100.00
3. Fee for the disinterment or removal of a cadaver or transfer 100.00

SECTION 5. Section 4D.03, Article D, Chapter IV, SERVICE FEE FOR HEALTH EXAMINATION, of the 2003 Municipal Revenue Code of the Municipality of Miagao, Province of Iloilo, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 4D.03. Imposition of USER’S Fee – There shall be collected a user’s fee for the corresponding services to person or individual who do not actually resides within the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Miagao and not registered voter of the municipality of Miagao:

A.1. Extraction (per tooth)
1. Normal Position 80.00
2. Impacted Tooth/Ankylosed 160.00
A.2. Filling (per tooth)
1. Amalgen 150.00
2. Light Cured 275.00
3. Glass Ionomer 260.00
4. Temporary Filling 100.00
A.3. Oral Prophylaxis

1. Minimum 100.00
2. Maximum 200.00
A.4. Dental Certification/consultation 50.00

B.1. Emergency Room Fee 50.00 plus cost of supplies
B.2. Treatment Room 50.00 plus cost of supplies
B.3. Delivery Room 100.00 plus cost of supplies
C.1. Minor surgery 100.00 plus cost of supplies
C.2. Delivery
1. Primi 700.00 plus cost of supplies 2. Multi 500.00 plus cost of supplies
C.3. Dressing
1. Small (2 inches or less) 50.00 plus cost of supplies
2. Medium (more then 2 inches but not more than 5 inches) 75.00 plus cost of supplies
3. Big (more than 5 inches) 100.00 plus cost of supplies
D.1. General Practitioner 50.00/visit
E.1. Newborn Care 50.00 plus cost of supplies
E.2. Circumcision 500.00 plus cost of supplies
E.3. Speculum Exam 100.00 plus cost of supplies
E.4. Internal Exam 50.00 plus cost of supplies
E.5. Catheter Insertion 100.00 plus cost of supplies
E.6. Suction Medicine 100.00 per session
E.7. Pulmo Aide 50.00 plus cost of supplies
E.8. Naso Gastric Tube Insertion 100.00 plus cost of supplies
E.9. Peri light 50 per hour
E.10. Oxygen 20 per liter
SECTION 6. Section 4D.04, Article D, Chapter IV, SERVICE FEE FOR HEALTH EXAMINATION, of the 2003 Municipal Revenue Code of the Municipality of Miagao, Province of Iloilo, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 4D.04. Imposition of AMBULANCE – There shall be collected an Ambulance fee for the use of municipal ambulance:

Miagao to Guimbal 200.00
Miagao to Iloilo City 500.00
Miagao to Iloilo Provincial Hospital (Pototan) 800.00
Plus P50.00 if the patient is to be taken from outside the Poblacion of Miagao.

Indigent patient is free of charge for the use of ambulance.
SECTION 7. Section 4D.02 and Section 4D.03, Article D, Chapter IV, SERVICE FEE FOR HEALTH EXAMINATION, of the 2003 Municipal Revenue Code of the Municipality of Miagao, Province of Iloilo, is hereby renumbered/amended to read as Section 4D.05 and Section 4D.06, respectively.

SECTION 8. A new ARTICLE G, Chapter IV, on BIDDING DOCUMENTS FEE is hereby added in the 2003 Municipal Revenue Code of the Municipality of Miagao, Province of Iloilo, and to read as follows:

Fees FOR Bidding Documents

Section 4G.01. Imposition of Fee – There shall be collected a fee on the issuance of the Bidding Documents by the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC):


  Bidding Documents Fee

(a) Approved budget for the contract for the Cost of Goods Amount of Fees
0 – 50,000 Php 100.00  100.00
50,001 – 100,000 Php   200.00
100,001 – 150,000 Php 250.00  250.00
150,001 – 200,000 Php 300.00  300.00
200,001 – 250,000 Php 350.00  350.00
250,001 – 300,000 Php 400.00  400.00
300,001 – 500,000 Php 450.00  450.00
500,000 – 1,000,000 but not exceeding 5,000,000.00 500.00
 Over 5,000.00  1,000.00
 (b) Approved budget for the contract for the Infrastructure and Consultancy   Amount of Fees 
0 – 250,000   200.00 
250,001 – 1,000,000   500.00 
100,001 – 5,000,000   1,000.00 
500,001 –10,000,000   2,500.00 
10,000,001 –20,000,000   5,000.00 
Over 20,000,000   10,000.00 

Section 4G.02. Time of Payment – The fees shall be paid to the Municipal Treasurer at the time of the request, written or otherwise for the issuance of the copy of bidding documents requested.

Section 9. – Repealing Clause- All ordinances, rules and regulations or parts thereof in conflict or inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

Section 10. – Effectivity – This Ordinance shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its posting in at least three conspicuous places.