Binaklas ang isang tarpaulin ni dating Special Assistant to the President Bong Go matapos lumabag sa ordinansa ng Silay City, Negros Occidental.
Ayon kay Silay City Mayor Mark Golez, nilabag ng tarpaulin ang City Ordinance No. 02, s. 1997, o ang “An Ordinance Regulating Advertisements by Means of Signboards, Billboards, Posters, Paintings on Walls, Slides in Movies, Handbills, Leaflets, Streamers, Electric or Neon Lights, Display Stand and Others of the Same Nature and Prescribing a Permit Fee and Other Regulating Fees Thereof.”
Ayon sa ordinansa, kailangang mag-apply sa Office of the City Engineer ang sinuman na magkakabit ng poster, at magbabayad pa ng permit fee para rito.
“Given that no application was ever filed with the Office of the City Engineer and neither was the required permit fee paid, the City Government was constrained to take down the tarpaulin,” ani Golez.
Iginiit ni Golez na hindi intensyon ng LGU na tanggalin ang poster laban kay Go, kundi ina-apply lang niya ang rule of law.
“It was never the intention of the City Government to offend anyone, most especially, SAP Bong Go, but merely to apply the rule of law fairly and squarely to all,” ani Golez.