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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
CITY OF ILOILO
OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD
EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 42No REGULAR SESSION OF THE CITY
COUNCIL OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF THE CITY OF ILOILO,
PHILIPPINES, HELD AT THE SESSION HALL, NEW CITY HALL BUILDING, PLAZA
LIBERTAD, ILOILO CITY, ON TUESDAY, 10, NOVEMBER, 2015

PRESENT:
HON. JOSE S. ESPINOSA III
City Vice Mayor &Presiding Officer
HON. LYNDON V. ACAP
HON.RODELF.AGADO
HON. LADY JULIE GRACE L. BARONDA
HON. R LEONE N. GEROCHI, (Asst. Floor Leader)
HON. REYLAND V. HERV!AS, Pres,LigangmgaBarangay
HON. ARMAND S. PARCON
HON. EDUARDO L. PENAREDONDO, (Floor Leader)
HON. LIEZL JOY ZULUETA-SALAZAR
HON. JOSE EFRAIN G. TRENAS III
HON. NIELEXC. TUPAS

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ABSENT:
HON. JOSHUA C. ALIM (Special Leave)
HON. PLARIDEL C. NAVA, II (Special Leave)

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REGULATION ORDINANCE NO. 2015-447


f.,11"' .i,~ 1.< AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE OPERATION OF LODGING
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AND OTHER SIMILAR ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE CITY OF ILOILO
AND PROVIDING MECHANISMS THEREFORE AND OTHER
PURPOSES
Sponsored by Councilor Liezl Joy-Zulueta Salazar, co-sponsored by Councilor Jose
Efrain G. Trefias III, seconded by Councilor Lyndon V. Acap, Rode! F. Agado and Eduardo
Pefiaredondo
WHEREAS, from RA 7610 declares that it is a state policy to provide special protection
to children from all forms of abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation and discrimination and other
conditions, prejudicial to their development which includes child labor and its worst forms; ii also
sanctions for their commission and carry out program for prevention and deterrence, and crisis
intervention in situations of child abuse, exploitation, and discrimination. The state shall intervene
in behalf of the child when the parent, guardian, teacher or person having care or custody of the
child fails or is unable to protect the child against abuse, exploitation and discrimination or when
such acts against the child are committed by the said parent, guardian, teacher or person having
care and custody of the same;

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WHEREAS, the City of Iloilo, being a highly urbanized Local Government Unit of the
Philippines which is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
(UNCRC), is committed to promote the utmost interests and development of children and to
protect their rights and privileges;

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WHEREAS, there is a need to enact an ordinance that would redound to the greater benefits
of the youth sector of society, protect their rights and to properly safeguard their welfare amidst
the harsh realities of the present day society;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City ofiloilo,

in session duly assembled, that:

Section 1. Title - This ordinance shall be known as "The Ordinance Regulating the
Operation of Lodging Houses, Pension Houses, Inns, Hotels, Motels, Apartelles, and Other Similar
Establishments in the City oflloilo and Providing Mechanisms Therefore and for Other Purposes".

Section 2. Definition of Terms - For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms
are hereby defines as follows:
a. Child/Minor - shall refer to a person below eighteen (18) years of age, or one over
said age and who, upon evaluation of a qualified physician, psychologist, or
psychiatrist is found to be incapable to take care of himself/herself because of a
physical or mental disability or condition, or of protecting himself/herself from
abuse;

b. Child Abuse- refers to the infliction of physical or psychological injury, cruelty to,
or neglect, sexual abuse, or exploitation of a child;
c. Sexual Abuse - includes the employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement,
or coercion of a child to engage in, or assist another person to engage in sexual
intercourse or lascivious conduct or the molestation, prostitution, or having
incestuous relationship with children;
d. Exploitation - means the hiring, employment, persuasion, inducement, or coercion
of a child to perform in obscene exhibitions and indecent shows, whether live or in
video or film, or to post or act as a model in obscene publications or pornographic
materials, or to sell or distribute said materials;
e. Lascivious Conduct - means the intentional touching, either directly or through
clothing of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks, or the
introduction of any object into genitalia, anus, or mouth, of any person, whether of
the same or opposite sex with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, or
arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, bestiality, masturbation, lascivious
exhibition of the genitals or private area of a person;
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Apartelle/Apartment - any building or edifice containing several independent


furnished or semi-furnished apartments, regularly leased to tourists and travelers
for dwelling, on a more or less long term basis and offering basic services to its
tenants, similar to hotels;

g. Hotel - includes any house or building or portion thereof in which a person may be
regularly harbored or received as transient or guests. A hotel shall be considered
as living quarters and shall have the privilege to accept any number of guests and
to serve food to the guests therein;
h. Lodging House - includes any house or building, or portion thereof, in which any
person or persons may be regularly harbored or received as transient for
compensation. Taverns and inns shall be considered as lodging houses;

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Motel (Motorist Hotel)- includes any house or building or portion thereof, in which
any person or persons may be regularly harbored or received as transient or guest
and which is provided with a common enclosed garage or individually enclosed
garages where such transients or guests may park their motor vehicles;

J. Pension House- a private, or family operated tourist boarding house, tourist guest

house or tourist lodging house, employing non-professional domestic helpers,


regularly catering to tourist and/or travelers, containing several independent lettable
rooms, providing common facilities such as toilet, bathrooms/showers, living and
dining rooms and/or kitchen and where a combination ofboard and lodging may be
provided;
k. Beach Resorts - a coastal holiday resort with a beach open 24/7 contatn1ng
bedrooms, shower that caters tourists, travelers, or group having a special event;
Se<tion 3. - Prohibited Acts
a. It shall be unlawful for any person who, not being a relative of a minor, is found alone
with the said minor inside the room or cubicle of a house, an inn, hotel, motel, pension
house, apartelle, or other similar establishments, vessels, vehicle, or any hidden or
secluded area under circumstances which would lead a reasonable person to believe
that the child is about to be exploited in prostitution and other sexual abuse;
b. It shall be unlawful for any person who shall engage in trafficking with children
including but limited to, the act of buying and selling of a child for money, or for any
other consideration, or barter;
c. It shall be unlawful for any person who shall keep or have in his company a minor,
below 18 years of age or who is ten (10) years or more his junior and is not a family
member in any lodging houses, hotels, motels, beer joints, discotheques, cabarets,
pension houses, saunas or massage parlors, beach resorts or similar places;
d. It shall be unlawful for any person who shall hire, employ, use, or persuade, induce
or coerce a child to perform in obscene publications or pornographic materials or to
sell or distribute the said materials;
Section 4. Any establishments mentioned in Section 3 (a) shall be required to post notices
on the entrance door or gate or any conspicuous place in their establishments such as "NO
ENTRY/ADMITTACE TO MINORS'' to Lodging Houses and Motels.
Section S. Duties and Responsibilities of owner/operator and/or person- It shall be the
duty and responsibility of the owner, operator or person entrusted to take charge or the lodging
house, motel, inn and other similar establishments to institute measures to prohibit minors to get
inside the premises except in the company of the family members.
Section 6. Procedure in checking. NO ENTRY/ADMITTANCE OF MINORS.
Any person attempting to check-in with a minor or any vehicle with minor/son board who
wish to enter in any lodging house, motel, inn and other similar establishments must be checked
and inspected by the Security Guard on duty to ensure that there is no restricted minor inside the
vehicle before it is allowed to be accommodated.
Section 7. Mandatory Reporting ~ Any owner/operator or person entrusted with the
operation of the lodging house, motel, hotel, inn and other similar establishments shall report
immediately, either verbally or in writing, to the Law Enforcement Unit should be specified either

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police or tanod, City Social Welfare Office and Barangay Officials concerned for any violation

or possible reach out.


Section 8. Failure to Report - Failure of the owner, manager or person entrusted with the
operation of lodging house, motel, hotel, inn and other similar establishments concerned to report
a possible child exploitation shall be punishable with a fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P 5,000.00)
and imprisonment for 1 year.
Section 9. Implementing Agencies - Task Force on Moral Recovery and Boarding House
Iloilo City Commission in coordination with DSWD, police and or barangay officials concerned.
Section 10. Exemptions- When the minor is actually and personally accompanied by
his/her parents or guardians who are in-charge of his/her care and custody.
Section 11. Penalty- Any person, owner, manager, or in-charge of any lodging houses,
motels, inns and other similar establishments found violating this ordinance shall be meted with
a find of P 5,000,00 and imprisonment of one (1) year and possible cancellation of business
permit, as determined by the Office of the Mayor. In case the offender is a corporation,
partnership, association or similar entity, the President or Manager shall be held liable for the
offense.
Sec:tion 12. Separability Clause - If any provision of this ordinance shall be declared
invalid or unconstitutional by appropriate court, other provisions hereof which are not affected
thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.
Section 13. Effectivity Clause - This ordinance shall take effect upon approval.

ENACTED. November 10, 2015.


I hereby certify to the correctness of the above q

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ATTESTED AND CERTIFIED
TO BE DULY ENACTED:

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