Mandaue to require permits for bouncers, guards, waiters
Mandaue City will soon have an ordinance which will require entertainment bars to register all their bouncers, security personnel and waiters at City Hall.
According to Mayor Luigi Quisumbing, the registration will be part of the city’s requirements for nightclub workers along with their police and NBI clearances.
“Aside from requiring them the police and NBI clearance, they should also agree to a random drug test,” said the mayor.
The move comes on the heels of intelligence reports reaching Quisumbing that some bouncers, security personnel and waiters are the very ones offering party drugs and other illegal substances to their customers.
Quisumbing talked with Mandaue City Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna asking the latter to pass the ordinance in order to track down drug pushers including those possibly working in entertainment bars.
Establishments who have waiters, bouncers, and security personnel found to be involved in the illegal drug trade will also be investigated, said Quisumbing, with the possible revocation of their business permit immediately.
Quisumbing also ordered police to closely monitor three Mandaue City entertainment bars namely: MO2 Resto Bar, Club Hatchi and The Sentral Bar and Lounge, due to intelligence reports that party drugs allegedly proliferated in these establishments.
“We are very much concerned if these drugs such as Flakka would be distributed in these bars. That’s why we have the police closely monitoring them to prevent or apprehend if any people are responsible,” Quisumbing said.
The three night spots were earlier issued a show cause order by Quisumbing for holding Sinulog parties without the proper permits from City Hall.
The bars located at the North Reclamation Area (Barangay Subangdaku), M.C. Briones St. (Barangay Tipolo), and Norkis Cyberpark (Barangay Bakilid), respectively, were given five days to show cause why the city should not exercise its power to revoke or suspend their business permits for holding Sinulog parties despite being told days prior that the city will not allow it.
Police responded to several disturbances involving customers and even bar employees last Saturday.
Many of those incidents were believed to have been caused by party goers who were either drunk or high on illegal drugs.
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