Compostela warns retailers of LPG-refilled butane canisters

  • April 07, 2017
  • Michael Uy

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, April 7 (PIA) - - Around 30 sari-sari stores in Compostela town in Compostela Valley province received a warning from the municipality government for selling butane canisters refilled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

 

Compostela Fire Marshal Insp. Carlos Gallego disclosed that the Bureau of Fire and Protection and the municipal government reprimanded that stores selling LPG-refilled butane canisters citing Department of Energy Memorandum Circular No. DC-2014-01-0001.

 

Inspector Gallego said that according to the memorandum circular, the Refillers should not refill single-trip and/or tin canister and cartridges and Retailer Stores should ensure that each LPG filled cylinder conforms with the minimum standards.

 

Gallego added that the penalty, according to the circular, is P 10,000 for the violation or P5,000 per canister/cylinder, whichever is higher.

 

Inspector Gallego also emphasized that aside from those stated in the circular, the municipal government will also cancel their business permits if the stores persist on selling LPG-refilled butane canisters.

 

He also said that beyond the penalty, the BFP wants to prevent any disaster like the one that happened in the town, wherein a banana cue vendor burned her face as the butane canister blew up while she was cooking her products.

 

He explained that the canisters were not designed to be filled with LPG, which has higher pressure than butane. (PIA11, Michael Uy)


Other News

Emergency quick response in PH to get a boost
  • June 24, 2017
MANILA, June 24 (PIA) – Soon, emergency quick response in the Philippines will get a boost as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) have teamed up to train Filipino engineers on earthquake emergency quick response.   “The Philippine experience in recent earthquakes showed that there’s a need to build the capacity of local engineers to conduct quick inspection and evaluation of vital infrastructures after the earthquake,” said JICA Chief Representative Susumu Ito. ...Read more
Feature: The Bohol Bee Farm Story
  • June 24, 2017
“It started with a dream.” Victoria Sandidge vividly recalls how it all began as she looks back with fondness on how a budding business she started about 15 years ago has since turned into a thriving entrepreneurial venture it is today. She owns and manages the Bohol Bee Farm Resort, a booming eco-tourist destination ensconced in a wooded coastal enclave that not only offers idyllic look and feel of tropical countryside living but also provides a kind of service that lends itself to organic,  sustainable lifestyle and work environment. Located on Panglao Island, Bohol, th...Read more
DOLE issues pay rules for Eid’l Fitr, a regular holiday
  • June 24, 2017
MANILA, June 24 (PIA)--Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminded private sector employers to pay their workers correctly and observe applicable pay rules on June 26, Eid’l Fitr, a regular holiday.    “As the Filipino nation unites with the Muslim community in celebration of the Feast of Ramadhan, we are reminding employers to comply with general labor standards, particularly with the proper payment of wages,” Bello said.   Pursuant to Proclamation No. 235 issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Secretary Bello issued Labor Advisory No. 8, Series of 2017 prescribing the ...Read more
Hiligaynon news:  DSWD ginahimo ang tanan agud masabat ang krisis sa Marawi
  • June 24, 2017
Manila, Hunyo 23, (PIA6) – Ang  Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) nagsiling nga ini nakagasto na sang   P294 milyones sa pagkaon, mga indi pagkaon,  iban pa kag cash nga dugang agud masabat ang pagkinahanglan sang mga pamilya nga na apektuhan sang krisis sa Marawi.   Bilang chair sang  Response Cluster, si DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo nagsiling nga ang DSWD amo ang gintugyanan nga maghatag sang pagkaon kag mga indi pagkaon nga mga bagay kag koordinasyon sa kampo kag ang pagdumala sang mga nag bakwit.  Sang Hunyo 21, may mga 69,434 ka mga pamilya ang napahalin...Read more