Title 8 – Economic Enterprise


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Part I

Public Market and Slaughterhouse

Chapter I

Display or Sale of Merchandise in the Perimeter of Access Road Between Phase A and Phase B of Public Market, Road, and Plaza

Section 1. No person shall display and/or sell goods or services in non-designated areas within the city such as roads, road rights-of-way, parks, playgrounds and plazas, the access road and perimeter between phase a and phase b of central public market, including its peripheries, shoulders, stairs, and entrances.

Section 2. (a.) Violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender to a fine of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) or community service for five (5) days, to be determined and administered by the City Administrator’s Office.

(b.) Where the violator of this ordinance does not contest his/her apprehension and elect to pay the fine imposed under paragraph a of this section, the enforcement officer shall forthwith issue citation ticket to the person apprehended without resort to the court. The citation ticket shall state or contain (1.) The name, signature, age and address of the person apprehended, (2.) The material facts obtaining in the commission or omission of the crime defined and penalized under this ordinance, (3.) The amount of fine which is payable in favor of the City Government of General Santos, and (4.) Notice requiring the person apprehended for extra-judicial settlement of his violation by paying the prescribed amount of fine at the office of the city treasurer within seventy-two (72) hours from issuance thereof, otherwise, appropriate complaint shall be filed against him/her before the court of law.

(c.)  Goods or merchandise displayed or sold in violation hereof shall be seized and custody thereof shall be taken by the duly commissioned City Government personnel for deposit with the office of the City Administrator.

Section 3. For purposes of this ordinance, government personnel tasked on the implementation of this ordinance are hereby clothed with the authority to seize and take into custody any good or merchandise displayed or sold in violation of this ordinance.

All goods or merchandise duly seized and deposited with the Office of the City Administrator shall be available for redemption by the lawful owner thereof within seventy-two (72) hours from its seizure upon presentation of citation ticket and payment of prescribed fine imposed under this ordinance, otherwise, the seized goods or merchandise shall immediately be disposed of by the City Social Welfare and Development Office to qualified charitable institution in the city.

 

Section 4. Upon the effectivity of this ordinance, the Office of the City Mayor shall issue the corresponding commission to authorize City Government personnel for the faithful enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance. It shall also issue the necessary implementing guidelines in the proper and orderly compliance of this Ordinance.

Chapter II

Serving and Drinking of Intoxicating Liquors or Beverages at Public Market

Section 1. The serving and drinking of intoxicating liquors or beverages within any of the stalls or spaces of public markets are hereby prohibited.

Section 2. Definition of Terms:

  1. Server – operator, space or stall holder serving intoxicating liquor or beverage or who allows the serving and drinking of intoxicating liquor or beverage by third persons in his stall or space.
  2. Drinker – an individual or a group of persons drinking intoxicating liquor or beverage.
  3. Public Markets – include government or privately owned markets open to the general public.

Section 3. In violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender/s to the following penalties:

  1. Violation by the server -Fine of P 5,000.00 or an imprisonment of one (1) year or both at the discretion of the court.
  2. Violation by the drinker -Fine of P 2,500.00 or an imprisonment of six (6) months or both at the discretion of the court.

Section 4. Conviction arising from violation of Section 1 hereof, shall be ground for the revocation or cancellation of permits of operators, stall or space holders and consequently eviction from the public markets shall follow.

Section 5. Operators, stall or space holders of eateries, kitchenettes, carinderias, restaurants or refreshment parlors are allowed to retail intoxicating liquors or beverages provided these will not be drunk inside the premises of public markets.

 

Chapter III

Rules for the Adjudication of Stalls at Lagao Public Market

Section 1. There is hereby provided the Rules and Regulations for Stalls Adjudication at the Lagao Public Market, General Santos City.

A. QUALIFICATION – Applicant stallholders shall have the following qualifications:

  • Must be Filipino citizen of legal age;
  • Must be a bonafide resident of General Santos City;
  • Must not be an awardee of any public market stalls, tienda, or stand in General Santos City;
  • Must not be a city government or barangay official or employee;
  • Must Not be related up to the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to administration personnel and collection personnel and city administrator, city treasurer, and the public market committee of the General Santos City Public Market, except those who are old stallholders and are still occupying temporary stall either along the National Highway or at the temporary “Talipapa” along or adjacent to NLSA Street, Lagao;
  • Must not be delinquent in the payment of any taxes and rental due the government.

B. PRIORITY APPLICANTS. –The following are first priority applicants:

  • Old stallholders who are previously occupying the Lagao Public Market prior to the construction of the Lagao Public Market and who are still occupying temporary stalls along the National Highway or at the “Talipapa” both along or adjacent to NLSA Street at Lagao, who are residents of Barangay Lagao, General Santos City for at least two years and are holders of valid business permits and licenses for 1994 and prior years.
  • Old stallholders who are previously occupying the Lagao Public Market prior to the construction of the Lagao Public Market and who are still occupying temporary stalls along the National Highway or at the “Talipapa” both along or adjacent to NLSA Street at Lagao, who are residents of other barangays of General Santos City for at least two years and are holders of valid business permits and licenses for 1994 and prior years.
  • Actual occupants of stall at the Jose Catolico, Sr. or Talipapa who are residents of Barangay Lagao but without stall in the old Lagao Public Market.

C. PROCEDURE FOR NOTICE AND AWARDS. – Service of notices and the awards shall be done in the following order;

Step 1.  Service of Notice – Notice of intent to adjudicate the newly constructed stalls or booths at the Lagao Public Market shall be made for a period of not less than ten (10) days immediately preceding the date fixed for its awards to qualified and winning applicants.

  1. Notices shall be posted in the following public places; Barangay Hall of Lagao, Lagao Public Market and the City Hall. The notice shall be in form in accordance with Section 154 (a) of City Ordinance No. 01, Series of 1996
  2. The list and classification of available stalls shall form part of the notices.
  3. The date fixed for the adjudication to winning applicants is as provided in Letter A, Step 5 of this procedure.

Step 2. Submission of Applicants. – Application shall be submitted to the Office of the City Administrator by the applicant either in person or through his attorney.  Applications must be under oath.  Before the submission to the Office of the City Administrator, it shall be noted by the Office of the Punong Barangay.

  1. The application form must be substantially in accordance with Section 154 (c) of the City Ordinance No. 01, Series of 1996.
  2. The City Administrator shall set the deadline within which applications will be submitted which shall in no case be less than 10 days from the date set for the adjudication of stall to winning applicants.

Step 3. Evaluation of Applicants. – All applicants shall be evaluated by the Market Committee within ten (10) days after the deadline set for the adjudication of all applications.

  1. Within five (5) days after evaluation, the list of qualified applicants shall be posted in the following public places; Barangay Hall, and Lagao Public Market for dissemination to all applicants and/or parties of interest. Those lists shall serve as official notice to all parties of interest.

Step 4. Conduct of Raffle. – A raffle of all available stalls will be undertaken and will be administered by the Market Committee in accordance with the following procedures:

  1. First priority applicants shall select their stall of choice within their respective section.
  2. First priority applicants selected stalls shall be raffled among themselves.
  3. The same procedure for raffling shall be applied to all succeeding priority applicants.
  4. The transferring of Section of the qualified applicants shall diminish his/her priority rights by one rank to any other section.

The raffle shall be held at the City Hall, General Santos City.

Step 5. Publication of Results of Raffle. – Results of raffle be posted at Barangay Hall at Lagao, Lagao Public Market and City Hall. Within one (1) week after posting of the results of the raffles, all prospective awardees must process necessary documents for the signing of the lease contracts.

  1. The date of distribution of certificates of Awards and Lease Contracts shall be on a date set for by the Market Committee. The distribution shall be held at the Lagao Public Market.

Section 2. Any party who feels aggrieved or not satisfied in the conduct of the evaluation, raffle or awards has the right to appeal to the Market Committee and shall be resolved by the majority vote of the members of Market Committee with the Local Chief Executive. The appeal shall be decided within five (5) days upon receipt thereof.

 

Chapter IV

Extending the Area of Display of Stalls at Public Market

Section 1. The present area of display of stalls at Phase A and Phase B of the General Santos City Central Public Market is hereby extended by fourteen inches (14”) without additional fee, except at meat and fish section.

 

Chapter V

Establishment of Bagsakan Center 

Section 1. TITLE. – This ordinance shall be known as “General Santos City Commercial District Bagsakan Ordinance of 2008.”

Section 2. SCOPE. – This ordinance shall govern the use of the one-hectare portion of Lot 6002-A situated at Alunan Street, Barangay Bula, General Santos City, which in this Ordinance is designated as the only unloading zone (bagsakan) for all agricultural products and other commodities offered for sale.

Section 3. DEFINITION OF TERMS. – For purposes of this Ordinance, the following terms shall mean:

  • Agricultural Product – includes yield of the soil such as corn, rice, wheat, rye, hay coconuts, sugar cane, tobacco, root crops, vegetables, fruits, flowers, and their by-products; ordinary salt; poultry, and livestock and animal products, whether in their original form or not;
  • Citation Ticket – refers to the prescribed form of receipt to be issued to the person apprehended for violation of city ordinances. The citation ticket is one that is prescribed under Ordinance No. 12, Series of 2003 as amended by Ordinance No. 17, Series of 2003;
  • Consumers – includes those who directly purchase or acquire from farmers, distributors, refiners or suppliers of articles for the direct consumption of said articles in their establishment;
  • Dropping or Bagsak Fee – the charge collected for the use of the bagsakan center as dropping or unloading zone;
  • Farmer – is one who has grown, gathered, raised, processed, or caught fresh fish and processed foods within General Santos City or nearby communities;
  • Commercial District – covers Barangays Bula, Dadiangas South, Dadiangas East, Dadiangas West, Lagao, San Isidro and Labangal, all in General Santos City;
  • One Hectare Portion – refers to the portion of Lot 6002-A, CSD-11-000598-D, which has been declared as temporary bagsakan area for laray vendors under Resolution No. 12, Series of 1998.

Section 4. DESIGNATION -THE ONLY UNLOADING ZONE. – The one-hectare portion of Lot No. 6002-A is hereby designated as the only bagsakan or unloading zone or dropping point for all agricultural products within the commercial district of General Santos City as defined under this Ordinance. The said area is hereby called as City Bagsakan Center. Farmers and vendors shall unload all their products for sale only at the City Bagsakan Center. There shall be no other unloading area or dropping point in the commercial district except the City Bagsakan Center at Alunan Street, Barangay Bula, this city.

Section 5.  USERS OF THE CITY BAGSAKAN CENTER AS THE UNLOADING ZONE. – The  use of the City Bagsakan Center as the only designated unloading zone or bagsakan is extended to all farmers and vendors for the purpose of selling, offering to sell, or exposing for sale vegetables, fruits and any other products of farm or garden.

Section 6. HOURS OF OPERATION. – The City Bagsakan Center is open twenty-four (24) hours everyday.

Section 7. SUPERVISION AND CONTROL. – The City Bagsakan Center shall operate under the direct supervision of the Office of the City Administrator under the direct and immediate control and supervision of the City Mayor.

Section 8. IMPOSITION OF FEES. – There is hereby imposed a fee for dropping at the City Bagsakan Center of different commodities based on weight, measure or quantities, as follows:

VEGETABLES RATE
1.)   Alugbate 4.00/sack
2.)   Ampalaya fruit 4.00/sack
3.)   Ampalaya leaves 2.00/sack
4.)   Balagay 1.00/bundle
5.)   Bamboo shoots 4.00/sack
6.)   Banana leaves 2.00/bundle
7.)   Cabbage (repolyo) 4.00/sack
8.)   Carrots 4.00/sack
9.)   Cauliflower 6.00/sack
10.)   Camansi 4.00/sack
11.)   Camote tops (leaves) 1.00/sack
12.)   Calamunggay seeds 2.00/sack
13.)   Chicharo 10.00/basket
14.)   Chili (big pepper) 6.00/sack
15.)   Chili leaves 2.00/tiklis
16.)   Clean rice, corn grits 1.00/sack
17.)   Clean or ground corn 1.00/sack
18.)   Coconut (husked) 100.00/jeep
19.)   Coconut (unhusked) 80.00/jeep
20.)   Coconut per load/fiera/jeep 80.00/jeep
21.)   Colitis (spinach leaves) 2.00/sack
22.)   Corn (young) 4.00/sack
23.)   Cow peas 0.20/bundle
24.)   Eggplant 4.00/sack
25.)   Flowers varieties 4.00/basket
26.)   Fresh milk 4.00/kaing
27.)   Iba (camias) 2.00/sack
28.)   Garlic (bawang) 6.00/sack
29.)   Gabi 4.00/sack
30.)   Kangkong leaves 2.00/sack
31.)   Kentucky beans 4.00/kaing
32.)   Langka (young) 4.00/sack
33.)   Luya 8.00/sack
34.)   Onion leaves 1.00/bundle
35.)   Onion (Bombay) 4.00/sack
36.)   Paco (fern leaves) 3.00/sack
37.)   Patola 4.00/tiklis
38.)   Pechay 2.00/sack
39.)   Potato 4.00/sack
40.)   Pipino 4.00/sack
41.)   Puso (banana) 2.00/sack
42.)   Raddish 2.00/sack
43.)   Salt 1.00/sack
44.)   String beans (sitao) 4.00/basket
45.)   String beans leaves 2.00/basket
46.)   Sayote fruit 4.00/basket
47.)   Sayote leaves 2.00/basket
48.)   Squash (kalabasa) 80.00/jeep
49.)   Squash leaves 2.00/basket
50.)   Tacudo o Palawan 4.00/sack
51.)   Takway 4.00/basket
52.)   Tomatoes 4.00/box
53.)   Tugabang leaves 2.00/basket
54.)   Ube 4.00/sack
55.)   Ubod (coconut stem) 2.00/pc
56.)   Upo 4.00/sack
57.)   Okra 4.00/sack
FRUITS RATE
1.)   Apple 4.00/box
2.)   Atis 4.00/kaing
3.)   Avocado 4.00/sack
4.)   Balimbing 2.00/sack
5.)   Banana (Cardaba, saba variety) 1.00/bunch
6.)   Banana (Cavendish type) 4.00/sack
7.)   Camote (sweet potato) 4.00/sack
8.)   Calamansi 4.00/tiklis
9.)   Cassava 4.00/sack
10.)   Casoy 4.00/basket
11.)   Caimito (star apple) 4.00/tiklis
12.)   Coconut (young) 10.00/hundred
13.)   Chico 8.00/kaing
14.)   Durian 100.00/load/jeep or fiera
15.)   Grapes 8.00/kaing
16.)   Guyabano 4.00/sack
17.)   Guava 4.00/sack
18.)   Jackfruit (ripe langka, big up to 3 kilos) 2.00/pc
19.)   Lanzones 6.00/tiklis
20.)   Lomboy (duhat) 2.00/basket
21.)   Mango (quality) 8.00/kaing
22.)   Mango (native) 2.00/kaing
23.)   Mangosteen 6.00/tiklis
24.)   Marang 4.00/tiklis
25.)   Melon (water) 4.00/sack
26.)   Orange (naranjita) 6.00/kaing
27.)   Papaya 4.00/tiklis
28.)   Pineapple 60.00/load fiera/jeep
29.)   Pumpkins (palawan) 80.00/load fiera/jeep
30.)   Pomelo 4.00/sack
31.)   Sampaloc 4.00/kaing
32.)   Santol 6.00/kaing
33.)   Seneguelas 4.00/basket
34.)   Singkamas 4.00/sack
35.)   Sugar cane 2.00/bundle
36.)   Tieza 4.00/basket
37.)   Anonas 4.00/basket
38.)   Camachili 4.00/basket
39.)   Macopa 4.00/tiklis
40.)   Honey dew melon 5.00/tiklis


Section 9.
TIME OF PAYMENT. – All fees shall be paid to the City Treasurer or his/her deputized personnel. Dropping or Bagsak Fee shall be paid upon unloading or bagsak of agricultural products. Occupancy fee shall be paid daily upon display of goods or merchandise and upon occupying a temporary space in the City Bagsakan Center. If a wholesaler or any farmer or vendor who has already paid the corresponding fees disposes his/her goods or merchandise to another vendor, the latter shall secure new cash tickets if he/she sells the same in the City Bagsakan Center. Fines or penalties shall be paid at the City Treasurer’s Office or its deputized personnel.

Section 10. REGULATED ACT. – No person or individual shall unload or drop or bagsak his/her agricultural products, commodities or merchandise in non-designated unloading or bagsakan area within the commercial district of General Santos City.

Section 11. PENALTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDY. –

(a.) Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender to a fine of five hundred pesos (P500.00) for every offense.

(b.) Where the violator of this Ordinance does not contest his apprehension, the enforcement officer shall forthwith issue citation ticket to the person apprehended without resorting to court. The citation ticket shall state or contain (1.) the name, signature, age and address of the person apprehended, (2.) the material facts obtaining in the commission or omission of the crime defined and penalized under this Ordinance, (3.) the amount of fine which is payable in favor of the City Government of General Santos, and (4.) notice requiring the person apprehended for extra-judicial settlement of his/her violation by paying the prescribed amount of fine at the Office of the City Treasurer within seventy-two(72) hours from issuance thereof, otherwise, appropriate complaint shall be filed against him/her before the appropriate prosecution office.

(c.) Goods or merchandise dropped or bagsak in violation of Section 10 hereof shall be seized and custody thereof shall be taken by the duly authorized government personnel for deposit with the Office of the City Administrator.

Section 12. AUTHORITY TO SEIZE AND TAKE INTO CUSTODY GOODS OR MERCHANDISE. – For purposes of this Ordinance, the personnel of Offices of the City Treasurer, City Administrator, and of the City Mayor are tasked to implement the provisions of this Ordinance and are hereby clothed with the authority to seize and take into custody any good or merchandise dropped or bagsak in violation of Section 10 of this Ordinance.

All goods or merchandise, duly seized and deposited with the Office of the City Administrator shall be available for redemption by the lawful owner thereof within seventy-two (72) hours from its seizure upon presentation of citation tickets and payment of prescribed fine imposed under this Ordinance, otherwise, the seized goods or merchandise shall immediately be disposed of by the City Social Welfare and Development Office to qualified charitable institutions in the City.

Section 13. RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE USE OF THE CITY BAGSAKAN CENTER. – Governing rules and regulations in the operation of the above shall be as follows:

(a.) City Bagsakan Center operates basically on wholesale and retail basis for fruits and vegetables and other food items other than meat.

(b.) All farmers and vendors using the City Bagsakan Center shall clean up their areas before leaving the City Bagsakan Center. Vendors shall be responsible for the cleanliness & waste management of their trading areas.

Section 14. ISSUANCE OF COMMISSION TO SEIZE AND IMPLEMENTING RULES. – The City Mayor shall issue the corresponding commission to personnel of City Treasurer’s Office, City Mayor’s Office and the City Administrator’s Office to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance. The City Mayor shall also formulate rules and regulations in the proper and orderly compliance of this Ordinance.

 

Section 15. PARKING. – Parking at the City Bagsakan Center shall be allowed at designated spaces only.

 

Part II

General Santos City Hospital and Health Centers

 

Chapter I

Policies in the Operation of Lying-In Centers

Section 1. The following shall be the policy guidelines for the collection, appropriation, disbursement, operations and administration of Lying-In Centers in General Santos City:

A. The Lying-In Center host barangays shall, through an ordinance, prescribe the uniform fees and charges for all services done and supplies sold by them. As such, their respective barangay treasurers are authorized to collect and remit collections to the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO).

B. All revenues from the LICs shall accrue to separate accounts under the trust fund of the respective LIC host barangay with account sub titles: LIC-consultation fee; LIC-admission service charges; LIC medical supplies; LIC-medicines; and LIC miscellaneous fees/charges. These shall be reflected in the official receipts for proper posting to the LIC host barangay’s book of accounts.

C. The annual investment by the City Government to the LIC partnership shall be appropriated under the account Subsidy to Lying-In Centers. The subsidy minus the cost of salaries and wages and benefits of employees, if any, shall be transferred to the LIC host barangays every quarter through a disbursement voucher as a Trust Fund.

D. There shall be established a Lying-in Center Board in every host barangay of Lying-in Center, to be composed of the City Mayor as Ex-Officio Chairperson, and the LIC-host Barangay Captain or the Barangay Council Chairperson of the Committee on Health as representative, the non-LIC-host Barangay Captain(s) or the non-LIC-host Barangay Council Chairperson(s) of the Committee on Health as representative(s), the LIC physician, and the LIC coordinator, who is a city hospital personnel, as members.

E. Functions of the Lying-in Center Board. – The Board shall:

  1. Oversee the effective and efficient day-to-day operations of the lying-in center including its personnel;
  2. Review and recommend lying-in center work and financial plan and procurement plan for approval by the City Mayor or his/her authorized representative;
  3. Review and approve the price of medicines and medical supplies sold at the lying-in center;
  4. Advise the City Mayor and/or or the Local Health Board on LIC-related matters;
  5. Review and recommend amendments to policies and guidelines on LIC indigent privilege for approval by the City Council;
  6. Recommend to the City Mayor and/or the Local Health Board policy proposal to delineate the functions and responsibilities and protocol of operations  between the lying-in center, the city hospital, and the health center;
  7. Approve systems and procedures for the efficient and effective operations of the lying-in center;
  8. Review and recommend to the Local Health Board and/or the  City Mayor policies and guidelines establishing LIC tie-up with PhilHealth;
  9. Recommend to the City Mayor lying-in center personnel for possible appointment;
  10. Design and approve the job description of each lying-in center personnel; and
  11. Develop and approve its own house rules.
  12. There shall be established a Lying-in Center administrative staff in every Lying-in Center. The LIC physician shall head the administrative staff with the pharmacist, the nurse and the midwives as members. In addition to their respective professional and technical functions, the lying-in center staff shall have the following administrative functions:
  • To propose for the LIC board’s approval management systems and procedures for the effective and efficient operations of the lying-in centers;
  • To prepare the lying-in center’s work and financial plan and procurement plan and amendments thereof, if any;
  • To monitor and render monthly report to the LIC board and the city council’s Committee on Health on the status of procurement of supplies and utilization of LIC funds to ensure timely procurement and disbursement of funds;
  • To implement management systems and procedures approved by the lying-in center board;
  • To recommend to the LIC board the price of medicines and medical supplies sold at the lying-in center; and
  • To take charge of the administrative and operational tasks of procurement, property and supply management, disbursement, planning and budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and coordination, among others.

F. To strengthen the partnership between the City Government and the barangays, both shall invest in the lying-in centers in the following manner:

  1. From the City’s annual appropriation for Lying-in Program, the City Government shall hire and pay the salaries and wages of eight personnel for every Lying-in Center, who are the Medical Officer III (SG 18), Pharmacist I (SG 10), Nurse I (SG 10), three Midwives (SG 6), Driver I (SG 3), Utility Worker I (SG 1). It shall also hire and pay a Medical Technologist I (SG 11) to be assigned at the City Hospital primarily to serve Lying-in Center laboratory needs.
  2. The balance of such appropriation, after setting aside the cost of salaries and wages, shall be transferred by the City Government to LIC-host Barangay’s Trust Fund every quarter. This shall be used for the Lying-in Centers’ maintenance and other operating expenses, particularly medicines and medical supplies, maintenance, spare parts and gasoline and oil of Lying-in Center ambulance/vehicle. The request for the release of such fund by the LIC Board shall be accompanied by a report on how the previous quarter’s work and financial plan and procurement plan have been implemented both for the City’s share and Barangay’s shares.
  3. The LIC-host Barangay shall direct its Barangay Treasurer or its deputized/assigned personnel, who must have posted a bond to regularly collect all lying-in center related revenues. The LIC-host Barangay shall pay the salaries and wages of such collector.
  4. Subject to fund availability and priority, the City Government shall only consider appropriation for capital outlay, which is included in the current Barangay Development Investments Plan (BDIP). A proposal for capital outlay appropriation with equity from the Barangay(s) shall be prioritized.
  5. The concerned Barangays shall annually appropriate for the maintenance and other operating expenses of their respective Lying-in Centers based on the following formula: population 40%; preceding year’s total actual income 40%; LIC host Barangay 10%; and non LIC-host barangay 10%.

G. The LIC-host Barangay shall collect the herein uniformly prescribed rates for every service rendered in the Lying-In-Centers:

i.)        room accommodation (without food) – P50.00 per patient per day
ii.)       delivery with episiotomy – PHIC rate
iii.)      delivery without episiotomy – PHIC rate
iv.)      consultation – 10.00 per patient
v.)       dressing – 10.00 per wound
vi.)      injection – 10.00 per injection
vii.)     incision and drainage – 50.00 per area/wound
viii.)    minor surgery – 50.00 area
ix.)      wound debridement – 50.00 area/wound
x.)       nebulization – 10.00 per nebulization
xi.)      medical certificate – 20.00 per certificate
xii.)     miscellaneous service – 20.00 per patient

The collections made by the LIC-host barangay shall form part of the Trust Fund of the LIC-host barangay.

H. All medicines and medical supplies at the Lying-in Center shall be sold at a maximum of 20% markdown of its purchase price. Upon acquisition, the LIC physician and pharmacist shall recommend to the LIC board the proposed marked-down price of the said medicines and medical supplies and such shall be sold as approved by the board. The method of costing, handling, and selling of the same shall be first in, first out.

I. The unreceipted money now held by the Lying-in Centers before the approval of this Ordinance shall be remitted at once by the LIC-host barangay to its treasurer duly receipted. It shall be treated as LIC miscellaneous revenue.

J. All revenues from the lying-in center shall accrue to trust fund account lying-in center in every LIC-host barangay.

K. The barangay treasurer or the bonded barangay deputized collector shall issue official receipt specifying all LIC-related collections by individual payee. These shall be recorded in the barangay’s books in accordance with the barangay accounting and new government accounting systems.

L. Upon budget call, every LIC administrative staff shall prepare its LIC budget together with its work and financial plan and procurement plan for review and recommendation by the respective LIC board. Such budget shall be for the City Government and the respective barangay shares. The individual LIC budget shall be integrated by the LIC administrative staff designated by the LIC board, into one overall LIC budget for deliberation before the Local Finance Board.

M. The concerned barangays shall include in their respective annual budgets their share in the lying-in center. This will be part of the review by the City Council of their budgets.

N. The LIC funds shall be disbursed based on the barangay accounting system now being used by the barangays.

O. Within five days upon approval of this ordinance, the Office of the City General Services (CGSO) shall conduct an inventory of all LIC equipment, vehicle, facilities, medicines, medical supplies and supplies and materials owned by the City Government. The CGSO shall facilitate the transfer of such to the LIC-host barangays not later than 30 days after the approval of this ordinance. The records of such transfer shall be reflected in the books of account of the City Government and the barangay concerned. The LIC host barangay shall be responsible for the maintenance and operation of such transferred properties.

P. The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), through its Social Welfare Officer in the barangay shall identify and annually evaluate indigent clients. Only those indigent cardholders may avail of the indigent privilege from the lying-in center which are as follows:

  1. indigent class A may pay only 75% of the services, medicines and supplies;
  2. indigent class B may only pay 50% of the services, medicines and supplies;
  3. indigent class C and D may be free from full payment of the services, medicines and supplies;

Q. The City Planning and Development Office, in coordination with the LIC administrative staff, shall immediately upon approval of this ordinance, devise a monitoring and evaluation tool for the lying-in center program. It shall submit monthly progress monitoring report with recommendations to the City Council Committee on Health and the Local Health Board within the next 12 months after the approval of this ordinance. This will enable the committee update the policy guidelines one year after the enactment of this ordinance.

R. There shall be a massive information campaign for government officials and employees and barangay constituents. Such information campaign shall be initiated by the City Public Information Office in coordination with the lying-in center board and administrative staff.

S. The City Hospital Management, in coordination with concerned offices and agencies is directed to make the implementing rules and regulations of this ordinance including the penal provisions for any violation and personnel administration within 30 days from its enactment for approval of the City Mayor.

 

Chapter II

Rates of Hospital Charges at General Santos City Hospital

SECTION 1. There are hereby established new rates of charges and fees enumerated hereunder for services rendered and medicines administered at the General Santos City Hospital, the cost of which shall be assessed and collected for all in-patient and out-patient clients, under the policies provided in the succeeding sections:

Services:                                                                                                                 PHILHEALTH “NO BALANCE BILLING” POLICY

(PHIC Circular No. 11, Series of 2011)

HOSPITAL CHARGES AND FEES (ADJUSTED)
Medical Cases:(Professional Fees not included)
Dengue I                       5,600.00
Dengue II                     11,200.00
Pneumonia I                     10,500.00
Pneumonia II                     22,400.00
Essential Hypertension                       6,300.00
Cerebral Infraction                     19,600.00
Cerebro-vascular accident w/ hemorrhage                     26,600.00
Acute Gastroenteritis                       4,200.00
Typhoid fever                       9,800.00
Asthma                       6,300.00
Newborn Care Package                       1,225.00
Surgical Cases:(Professional Fees not included)
Radiotherapy                       1,800.00
Hemodialysis                       2,400.00
Maternity Care Package (NSD level 2)                       3,900.00
Caesarean Section                     11,400.00
Appendectomy                     14,400.00
Cholecystectomy                     18,600.00
Dilatation and Curettage                       6,600.00
Thyroidectomy                     18,600.00
Herniorrhaphy                     12,600.00
Mastectomy                     13,200.00
Hysterectomy                     18,000.00
Cataract Surgery                       9,600.00
Services:                                                                                                                   LABORATORY DEPARTMENT HOSPITAL CHARGES AND FEES (ADJUSTED)
24 Hr Uric Acid                          322.80
24 Hr Uric Acid-Stat                          421.20
24 Hr Urine Albumin                          172.80
24 Hr Urine Albumin-Stat                          210.00
24 Hr Urine Creatine                          339.60
24 Hr Urine Creatine-Stat                          421.20
Abcess/Wound Culture & Sensitivity                          810.00
ABG                          324.00
ABG w/Sodium and Potassium                       1,296.00
ABO Typing                          108.00
Acetone                          108.00
Acid Phosphatase                          540.00
AFB Strain                          140.40
Albumin                          162.00
Albumin-Stat                          216.00
Alkaline Phosphatase                          216.00
Alpha Feto-Protein(AFP)                          540.00
ALP                          108.00
Amylase                          188.40
Amylase-Stat                          637.20
ANA                          486.00
Anti-HAV                          794.40
Anti HB                          486.00
Anti-Hbc Igm                          793.20
Anti HBsAg                          600.00
Anti HBeAg                          756.00
Anti Hbs                          216.00
Anti HCV donor                          288.00
Anti HCV patient                          432.00
Anti-DS DNA                       1,532.40
Anti-HAV IGM                          793.20
Anti-Hbc                          226.80
Anti-Hbc Total                          561.60
Anti-Hbs Stat                          270.00
Anti-Hcv                          544.80
APTT                          507.60
Aso Titer                          674.40
Bence Jones Protein                          108.00
Bile Piment                            60.00
Bile Test                            54.00
Billrubin                          216.00
Billrubin-Stat                          285.60
Biopsy-Large                          486.00
Biopsy-Medium                          183.60
Biopsy-Small                            70.80
Blood Culture                          632.40
Blood Culture-Stat                          853.20
Blood Morphology                            86.40
Blood Smear for Malaria                            72.00
Blood Sugar (FBS,PPBS,RBS)                          140.40
Blood Typing & Crossmatching                          175.00
Blood Typing-Stat                            91.20
Blood Fluids Culture & Sensitivity                          756.00
Bone Marrow P                          162.00
BSMP                          172.80
BSMP-Stat                          216.00
BUN                          140.40
BUN-Stat                          216.00
B1B2                          360.00
C3                          540.00
C3-Stat                          566.40
CA 125 (Send Out)                          566.40
Calcium                          453.60
Calcium w/ Sodium, Potassium                       1,080.00
Calcium-Stat                          554.40
CBC                          110.00
CEA Det.                          540.00
Cell Block                          168.00
Chloride                          432.00
Choleneterase                          162.00
Cholesterol                          114.00
Cholinesterase                          216.00
CK MB                          960.00
CK Total                          453.60
Clotting/Bleeding Time                          102.00
Coomb’s Test                            93.60
Cortisol (Send Out)                          660.00
CPKMB w/ Total                       1,512.00
Creatinine                          102.00
Creatinine Clearance                          324.00
Creatinine Phophokinase (CPKMB)                          930.00
Creatinine-Stat                          177.60
Cross Matching                            91.20
CRP                          194.40
CSF Microscopic                            86.40
CSF Protein                            96.00
CSF Routine                          324.00
CSF/Urine Protein                          216.00
CTBT                            75.60
Culture/Sensitivity                          720.00
Culture                          393.60
CYA Through                       1,080.00
CYTOLOGY                          189.60
Denguedot                          648.00
Differential Count                            60.00
ECG long lead                          372.00
ECG 12 lead                          280.80
EEG                          864.00
Eosinophil Count                          103.20
ESR                          112.80
FBS                          140.40
Fecalysis                            36.00
Ferritin                          907.20
Free T4 Index                          696.00
Filaria                          218.70
FTI (Send Out)                          432.00
GGT                          394.80
Glucose                            54.00
Gram Stain                          140.40
HAV                          507.60
HBAIC                          864.00
HCV                          507.60
HDL/LDL                          216.00
Hemotocrit                          114.00
Hemoglobin                            75.60
Hemoglobin/Hematocrit                          108.00
Hemoglucotest                          118.80
Hexagon TB                          226.80
HGT (Hemoglucotest)                          108.00
HGT Strip                            64.80
HIV                          356.40
HIV Donor                          302.40
HIV Patient                          432.00
HIV Stat                          442.80
Ketones Blood                          324.00
KOH Mount                          108.00
KOH Mount Stat                          140.40
Lactic Acid Dehadrogenase (LDH)                          216.00
Le Preparation                          300.00
Lee White Clot. Time-Stat                          129.60
Lipid Profile                          848.40
Lithium                          567.60
Magnesium                          567.60
Micral Test                          200.40
Micral Test (Microalbumin)                            86.40
Micral Test (Strip)                          108.00
Micral Test-Stat                          248.40
Microscopic Examination                            32.40
Na:K:C1                          288.00
Occult Blood                          167.40
OGTT Challenge Test                          270.00
Oral Glucose Test                          907.20
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)                          756.00
Packed RBC Separation                          162.00
Pap Smear                            81.60
Peripheral Smear                            75.60
Phophorous                          567.60
Plasma Separation                          162.00
Platelet Count                          108.00
Post Prandial Sugar                          168.00
Potassium                          486.00
Potassium w/Sodium                          648.00
Potassium w/Sodium & Calcium                       1,080.00
Pregnancy Test                          172.80
Prothrombin Time                          708.00
Protein                          180.00
PSA                       1,058.40
RBC/WBC Count                            75.60
RBS                          162.00
Red Blood Cell Count                            49.20
Retic Count                            81.60
RH Typing                            54.00
Rhythm Strips                            60.00
Routine CSF                          427.20
RPR/VDRL-Stat                          200.40
Semen Analysis                          216.00
SGOT                          205.20
SGPT                          205.20
SLE                          200.40
Sodium w/ Potassium                          648.00
Sodium w/ Potassium & Calcium                       1,080.00
Sodium/Potassium                          864.00
Specific Gravity                            75.00
Stool Culture & Sensitivity                          756.00
Stool Exam                            60.00
SUA                          140.40
Sulfur Salicylic Acid                          114.00
T3                          453.60
T3 T4                          820.80
T4                          453.60
Thyphoid Stat                          848.40
Thyroid S Hormone                          697.20
Thyroid Panel                       1,339.20
Total Protein                          162.00
Total Protein A/G Ratio (TPAG)                          378.00
Total Protein Stat                          216.00
TPAG                          334.80
Triglycerides                          189.60
Troponin T                          567.60
TSH                          540.00
Typhidot                          756.00
Toxi Granule                            42.00
Uric Acid                          140.40
Uric Acid Crystals                          108.00
Urinalysis                            60.00
Urine Acetone                            60.00
Urine Albumin                            75.60
Urine Culture & Sensitivity                          756.00
Urine Ph                            60.00
Urine Sugar                            60.00
Urobllinogen                            75.00
VDRL                          162.00
Water Analysis (GSDH)                          270.00
Water Analysis (OPD)                          432.00
Wbc and Differential Count                            81.60
Wbc/Diff Count-Stat                          103.20
White Blood Cell Count                            49.20
White Blood Cell Count-Stat                            60.00
Widal Test                          216.00
Services:                                                                                                                    XRAY DEPARTMENT HOSPITAL CHARGES AND FEES (ADJUSTED)
Abdomen AP and Upright                          555.50
Abdomen AP and Upright Port                          693.00
Abdomen Plain                          302.50
Abdomen Plain Port                          379.50
Abdomen Upright/Spine                          247.50
Angiogram (Conventional)                          660.00
Angiography Procedure (DSA)                       2,200.00
Ankle                          126.50
Ankle AP Mortise                          434.50
Ankle APO                          434.50
Ankle APO Port                          572.00
Apico Lardotic View                            82.50
Anthrogam                       1,600.50
Barium Enema                          495.00
Barium Enema 14 x 17=6                       1,996.50
Barium Enema Stat                       2,502.50
Both Shoulders                          192.50
Caldwells View                          165.00
Carotid Angiography                       1,991.00
Cervical AP/L                          489.50
Cervical AP/L Port                          621.50
Cervical APL                          308.00
Cervical APL both Oblique                          308.00
Cervical Biopsy                          110.00
Cervical Series                          770.00
Chest AP                          165.00
Chest AP/L Adult Stat                          731.50
Chest AP/L Pedia Stat                          759.00
Chest Bucky                          324.50
Chest Bucky Stat                          407.00
Chest Lat                          165.00
Chest Lardotic                          165.00
Chest Lat. Dec.                          165.00
Chest PA                          308.00
Chest PA Port                          390.50
Chest PA/L                          165.00
Chest PA/L-Adult                          583.00
Chest PA/L-Pedia                          605.00
Chest Pedia                          126.50
Chole GI                          533.50
Cholecyst                       1,710.50
Choloanglogram                       1,710.50
Clavicle                          302.50
Colonogram (Adult)                          385.00
Colonogram (Pedia)                          275.00
Colonogram 14 x 17=3                       1,117.60
Cystogram 10 x 12=3                          797.50
Elbow/Wrist                          126.50
Elbow-AP/L APO                          434.50
Elbow-AP/L APO Port                          544.50
Esophagogram                          291.50
Esophagogram 11 x 14=2                       1,710.50
Extremeties 8×10                          165.00
Extremeties 10 x 12                          165.00
Extremeties 11 x 14                          165.00
Extremeties 14 x 14                          165.00
Extremeties 14 x 17                          165.00
Femur/Leg                          181.50
Femur/Leg AP/L-Adult                          506.00
Femur/Leg AP/L-Pedia                          467.50
Fetal Parts                          126.50
Fingers                            82.50
Fistulogram (Anal)                          220.00
Fistulogram 10 x 12=3                          803.00
Flouroscopy                          808.50
Foot APO                          126.50
Forearm/Arm=AP/L/O                          434.50
Forearm/Arm=AP/L/O port                          544.50
Hand APO                          126.50
Hip AP                          126.50
Hip AP/CT APL                          187.00
Hip-AP/Cross Leg Lat.                          506.00
Humerus AP/L/O                          434.50
Humerus/Forearm                          148.50
Hysteroalpingogram                          330.00
Hysterogram                          764.50
Int. Auditory Meati                          264.00
IVP Stat                       2,002.00
IVP                       1,045.00
Knee                          126.50
Knee/Foot                          484.00
Knee/Foot Port                          599.50
KUB                          302.50
KUB IVP 14 x 17=6                       1,600.50
KUB IVP 14 x 17=6 Hol/Sund                       2,343.00
L/S w/ Oblique                          346.50
LS AP/L Use of Fluoroscope                       1,732.50
Lumbo Sacral AP                          165.00
Lumbo Sacral AP/L 14 x 17                          555.50
Lumbo Sacral APL                          308.00
Lumbo Sacral Other sizes                          308.00
Mandible Ap/L/O                          616.00
Mastoid Series                          643.50
Myelogram                       1,820.50
Oblique Bilateral                          495.00
Paranal Sinuses                          489.50
Pelvimetry 14 x 17=2                          676.50
Pelvis                          319.00
Pelvis AP                          165.00
Pelvis APL                          187.00
Pelvis Stat/Port                          401.50
Plain Abdomen                          165.00
RGP                          275.00
RGP 14 x 17=3                       1,243.00
RGP 2 Shots                          715.00
Rib Cage                          319.00
Shoulder                          352.00
Sialogram                          737.00
Sialography (Salivary)                          275.00
Skull AP                          165.00
Skull APL                          308.00
Skull AP/L 10 x 12                          495.00
Skull AP/l 8 x 10                          396.00
Skull AP/L Stat                          495.00
Skull AP/L Townes                          698.50
Skull Series                          462.00
Small Intestines Series                       1,221.00
Spirometric Exam                          330.00
STL (Nasal Bone)                          396.00
T/L w/ Oblique                          209.00
TBC                          132.00
TBC w/ Oblique                          209.00
Temporo Mandibular Joint                            82.50
Thoracic Spine                          302.50
Thoraco Lumbar AP                          165.00
Thoraco Lumbar Lat.                          165.00
Thoraco Lumbar Spine AP                          132.00
Thoracolumbar Spine AP/Lat                       1,111.00
Thoracolumbar AP/L                          533.50
Townes View                          165.00
Tt Cholanglogram                          687.50
T-Tube 10 x 12=3                       1,116.50
 T-Tube Cholanigogram                          770.00
UGIS                          412.50
Upper GI 14 x 17=6                       1,600.50
Upper GI Stat/Holiday                       2,172.50
Urethogram 10 x 12=3                       1,551.00
VCUG 10 x 12=3                       1,551.00
Voiding Cystouretrogram (VCUG)                          374.00
Water Townes                            82.50
Water View                          165.00
Water View Stat                          398.75
Water/Townes                          319.00
Wrist AP/L Portable                          543.13
Wrist AP/L/O                          434.50
X-ray Envelope                            27.50
Services:                                                                                                                    ULTRASOUND DEPARTMENT HOSPITAL CHARGES AND FEES (ADJUSTED)
2D Echo w/ Doppler (w/o PF)                       1,485.00
2D Echo Plain (w/o PF)                          792.00
2D Echo w/ or w/o Doppler (w/o PF)                       1,980.00
Abdomen Stat                       1,521.30
Abdomen, Upper(Liver,GB,HBT, Spleen,Pancreas,Kidneys)                          742.50
Abdomen,Whole(Upper abdomen+pelvis)                       1,100.00
Bio-physical Profile                          792.00
BPS                          594.00
Breast                          495.00
Calf Area                          990.00
Carotid                       1,485.00
Chest                          495.00
Cranial                          495.00
Droppler Leg                       2,574.00
Echocardiograph (DSWD)                          792.00
Eye                          495.00
Gallbladder                          544.50
Gallbladder/Liver/Spleen                          673.20
Gallblader/Pancreas                          574.20
GB/Kidneys                          594.00
GB/Liver                          693.00
HBT                          594.00
HBT/KUB/Pelvis                          594.00
HBT/Pancreas                          965.25
HBT/Pancreas/KUB                          594.00
HBT/Pancreas/Spleen                          990.00
Hepatobiliary Tree                          742.50
Inquinal Area                          673.20
Kidneys                          495.00
KUB                          495.00
KUB/Prostate/Pelvis                          594.00
KUB/AP                          594.00
KUB/Appendix Stat                          874.50
KUB/HBT                       1,658.25
KUB/Liver/GB                       1,298.88
KUB/Pelvis                          792.00
KUB/Prostate                          940.50
KUB Stat                          668.25
Liver                          693.00
Liver,PAN,Spleen                          891.00
Liver/Gallbladder                          519.75
Liver/Gallbladder/Pancreas                          412.50
Liver/Gallbladder/Pancreas/Spleen                          574.20
Liver/GB/HBT                          374.00
Liver/GB/HBT/Pancreas                          412.50
Liver/GB/Pancreas/KUB/Prostate                       1,683.00
Liver/Kidney                          866.25
Liver/Pancreas                          605.00
Liver/Spleen                          605.00
Lower Abdomen                          445.50
Lower Abdomen (Appendix)                          891.00
Lower Ext. Doppler (Single Vessel)                       1,980.00
Lower extremities (Peripheral Droppler)                       1,485.00
Lower Quadrant (LLQ)                          519.75
OB Doppler/Any Organ                          594.00
Others (Any Single Organ)                          374.00
Pancreas                          520.30
Pelvic/Appendix                       1,435.50
Pelvis                          445.50
Pelvis Stat                          866.25
Pelvis/Appendix                          643.50
Pelvis/Pregnancy Evaluation                          374.00
Per. Doppler-Lower Extr.                       2,475.00
Pregnancy Evaluation                          412.50
Prostate Gland A                          767.80
Prostate Only                          412.50
RLQ                          544.50
Scrotum Stat                       1,150.88
Spleen                          520.30
Testes                          412.50
Thyroid                          495.00
Thyroid Gland                          495.00
Transrectal                          495.00
Transvaginal                          544.50
Transvaginal Stat                          928.13
Truz (Pros)                            59.40
Ultrasound Guided Procedures                       1,815.00
Ultrasound Guided Procedures(Biopsy,Aspirations,Tube Insertion)                       1,815.00
Upper Abdomen                          668.80
UTZ Guided Biopsy                          792.00
UTZ of Ring Lung Field                          569.80
UTZ Guided Biopsy (Thyroid/Chest)                          742.50
Venous                          891.00
Whole Abdomen                          792.00
Services:                                                                                                                    CT SCAN DEPARTMENT HOSPITAL CHARGES AND FEES (ADJUSTED)
Abdomen Lower-Stat                       5,390.00
Abdomen Lower-Regular                       4,510.00
Abdomen Upper (w/discount)                       4,180.00
Abdomen Upper-Regular                       4,510.00
Abdomen Upper-Stat                       5,390.00
Abdomen Whole-Regular                       8,140.00
Abdomen Whole-Stat                       8,690.00
Additional Film                          110.00
Chest Biopsy                       4,180.00
Chest-Regular                       4,510.00
Chest-Stat                       5,390.00
CT Chest w/ contrast/ biopsy-Stat                       4,950.00
CT Guided Aspiration Biopsy                       2,200.00
CT Head w/ contrast additional                          550.00
CT of Frontal Sinuses                       3,300.00
CT of MOSTOID                       3,300.00
CT of Right Buttock                       4,400.00
CT Scan for Indigent Patient                       3,850.00
CT Scan neck                       4,400.00
CT Scan Kidney                       5,500.00
Extremely/Joints-Regular                       4,180.00
Extremely/Joints-Stat                       4,730.00
Guided Biopsy                       3,850.00
Head-Regular                       4,400.00
Head-Stat                       4,950.00
Myelogram                       4,400.00
Orbits                       5,500.00
Pelvimetry                       1,650.00
Plain Thoracolumbar Spine                       8,800.00
Special Studies                       6,600.00
Special Studies-Regular                       5,500.00
Spine Cervical                       4,180.00
Spine Lumbo                       4,180.00
Spine Thoracic                       4,180.00
Services:                                                                                                                    PULMONARY DEPARTMENT HOSPITAL CHARGES AND FEES (ADJUSTED)
ABG Analysis                          801.90
Adult Disp. Probe                       1,185.03
Aeromist Kit                          217.80
Aeromist Mask-Adult                          223.30
Aeromist Mask-Pedia                          312.40
APN Humidifier                          881.10
APN Set-Up                          114.40
APN/Day                            94.60
Art. Blood Gas Serv. Fee                            55.00
Chest Physiotherapy/Session                            55.00
Corrugated Tubing/Segment                            25.30
CPAP Cardence/Day                          500.50
Cuff Connector                            79.20
Incentive Spirometer                          881.10
Incentive Spirometer/Session                          275.00
Infant Disp. Probe                       1,197.90
Nebulizer Kit. Rental                            55.00
MA-1/Day (Respirator)                          916.30
MA-1/Tubing                       1,188.00
MA-1/Tubings Rental                          514.80
Newport/Day                          916.30
Non-Cond. 2 way bact. Filter                          217.80
O2 Tube Connector                            39.60
OPD Aerosol Package/3 Session                          188.10
Oxygen Analysis/Session                            55.00
Oxygen Mask-Adult                          279.40
Oxygen Mask-Pedia                          279.40
Oxygen Tubing                            84.70
Peak Exp. Flow Rate (PEFR)/Session                            45.10
Peak Flow Meter                       1,265.00
Pedia Disp. Probe                       1,247.40
Pedia Tubings                       1,465.15
PEEP Attachment/Day                       1,540.00
Pulmo Function Set                          275.00
Pulse Oxymeter                          550.00
Sechrist Tubings                       1,351.90
Spontaneous Parameters/Day                          104.50
Spirometric Exam                          330.00
Spirometer use                          550.00
T-adapter For Neb.                          132.00
T-Piece                          165.00
Tracheostomy Mask                          178.20
Universal Mouthpiece                            55.00
Use of Nebulizer (USN/Treatment)                          110.00
Weaning Program/day                          312.40
NSS 5ml Amp                            55.00
ABG Service Fee                          110.00
Venturi Mask                          277.20
Ventilator                       2,200.00
Elbow-AP/L APO Port                          544.50
Esophagogram                          291.50
Esophagogram 11 x 14=2                       1,710.50
Extremeties 8×10                          165.00
Extremeties 10 x 12                          165.00
Extremeties 11 x 14                          165.00
Extremeties 14 x 14                          165.00
Extremeties 14 x 17                          165.00
Femur/Leg                          181.50
Femur/Leg AP/L-Adult                          506.00
Femur/Leg AP/L-Pedia                          467.50
Fetal Parts                          126.50
Fingers                            82.50
Fistulogram (Anal)                          220.00
Fistulogram 10 x 12=3                          803.00
Flouroscopy                          808.50
Foot APO                          126.50
Forearm/Arm=AP/L/O                          434.50
Forearm/Arm=AP/L/O port                          544.50
Hand APO                          126.50
Hip AP                          126.50
Hip AP/CT APL                          187.00
Hip-AP/Cross Leg Lat.                          506.00
Humerus AP/L/O                          434.50
Humerus/Forearm                          148.50
Hysteroalpingogram                          330.00
Hysterogram                          764.50
Int. Auditory Meati                          264.00
IVP Stat                       2,002.00
IVP                       1,045.00
Knee                          126.50
Knee/Foot                          484.00
Knee/Foot Port                          599.50
KUB                          302.50
KUB IVP 14 x 17=6                       1,600.50
KUB IVP 14 x 17=6 Hol/Sund                       2,343.00
L/S w/ Oblique                          346.50
LS AP/L Use of Fluoroscope                       1,732.50
Lumbo Sacral AP                          165.00
Lumbo Sacral AP/L 14 x 17                          555.50
Lumbo Sacral APL                          308.00
Lumbo Sacral Other sizes                          308.00
Mandible Ap/L/O                          616.00
Mastoid Series                          643.50
Myelogram                       1,820.50
Oblique Bilateral                          495.00
Paranal Sinuses                          489.50
Pelvimetry 14 x 17=2                          676.50
Pelvis                          319.00
Pelvis AP                          165.00
Pelvis APL                          187.00
Pelvis Stat/Port                          401.50
Plain Abdomen                          165.00
RGP                          275.00
RGP 14 x 17=3                       1,243.00
RGP 2 Shots                          715.00
Rib Cage                          319.00
Shoulder                          352.00
Sialogram                          737.00
Sialography (Salivary)                          275.00
Skull AP                          165.00
Skull APL                          308.00
Skull AP/L 10 x 12                          495.00
Skull AP/l 8 x 10                          396.00
Skull AP/L Stat                          495.00
Skull AP/L Townes                          698.50
Skull Series                          462.00
Small Intestines Series                       1,221.00
Spirometric Exam                          330.00
STL (Nasal Bone)                          396.00
T/L w/ Oblique                          209.00
TBC                          132.00
TBC w/ Oblique                          209.00
Temporo Mandibular Joint                            82.50
Thoracic Spine                          302.50
Thoraco Lumbar AP                          165.00
Thoraco Lumbar Lat.                          165.00
Thoraco Lumbar Spine AP                          132.00
Thoracolumbar Spine AP/Lat                       1,111.00
Thoracolumbar AP/L                          533.50
Townes View                          165.00
Tt Cholanglogram                          687.50
T-Tube 10 x 12=3                       1,116.50
 T-Tube Cholanigogram                          770.00
UGIS                          412.50
Upper GI 14 x 17=6                       1,600.50
Upper GI Stat/Holiday                       2,172.50
Urethogram 10 x 12=3                       1,551.00
VCUG 10 x 12=3                       1,551.00
Voiding Cystouretrogram (VCUG)                          374.00
Water Townes                            82.50
Water View                          165.00
Water View Stat                          398.75
Water/Townes                          319.00
Wrist AP/L Portable                          543.13
Wrist AP/L/O                          434.50
X-ray Envelope                            27.50
Other Services  

HOSPITAL CHARGES AND FEES (ADJUSTED)

Affiliation Fee:
Dentistry (per semester)                       1,000.00
Hospital Dietetics (1-192 hrs)                          500.00
Public Health Nutrition (1-240 hrs)                          500.00
Medical Technology (per month for 160hrs max)                          200.00
Medicine (per hour – 3rd year student)                            10.00
Medicine (per hour – 4th year student)                            12.00
Midwifery (1-40 hours exposure)                            80.00
Nursing (8 hours exposure)                            50.00
Occupational/Physical/Respiratory Therapist (per month for 160 hours exposure)                          200.00
Pharmacy Aide/Assistant (1-480 hours exposure)                          600.00
Pharmacy Aide/Assistant (1-160 hours exposure)                          200.00
Psychology (Masteral level per hour)                            10.00
Psychology (Doctoral level per hour)                            12.00
Radiologic Technology (per month for 160 hours exposure)                          150.00
Social Work (per month for 160 hours maximum)                          200.00
Nurse Aide/Health Aide (per month/ student)                          100.00
Air Mattress/day                          108.00
Aircast Arm Band                          898.80
Ambulance Fee outside GSC (Regular ambulance fee +15/km in excess)  Variable
Ambulance Fee w/in GSC                          200.00
Arm Sling                          172.80
Bedbathing                          120.00
Betadine Antiseptic                            16.80
Blood Transfusion (services only)                          180.00
Catheter Insertion (retained)                          150.00
Catheter Removal                            50.00
Cervical Collar, Large (EX-O Foam)                          603.60
Cervical Collar, Medium (EX-O Foam)                          603.60
Cervical Collar, Medium (Phildephia)                       1,842.00
Cervical Collar, Small (EX-O Foam)                          603.60
Circumcision Package                          500.00
Circumcision-PF                          248.40
Compressed air (per tank)                          600.00
Consultation-Day                          120.00
Cord Dressing                            60.00
Cotton 2/0, 4/0                              6.00
Cotton Applicator                              6.00
Cotton Pledget                              6.00
Cotton w/ betadine                            12.00
Cotton w/ alcohol                            12.00
Cul de Centesis                            36.00
Cut Down                          240.00
Cut Down w/ CVP                          420.00
Cut Down-PF                          480.00
Earhooling (without earrings)                          120.00
Endoscopy-Hospital                          961.20
Enema                          180.00
ER Fee                          500.00
Photocopy services                              5.00
Femoral Tap                          240.00
Fundus Examination                          120.00
Gauze Strip with betadine                            90.00
General Surgical Dressing (services only)                          180.00
Hi-rectal tubing insertion                            60.00
Hypodermic, instramular injection excl. med.                            60.00
IM-Injection Fee                            60.00
IUD Insertion                          100.00
IUD Removal                            50.00
Intubation                          500.00
IV Cannulation                            60.00
IV Re-insertion                            48.00
Janitorial Services (daily rate)                            60.00
Light and Power (first 3 days LOS)                          300.00
Lumbar Puncture                          600.00
Lumbosacral Support w/ Insert, Medium (PRO 280)                       3,600.00
Lumbosacral Support w/o Insert, Medium (PRO 280)                       2,400.00
Medical/Medico Legal Cert.                          120.00
Medical Officers Professional fee (various procedures)  PHIC Rate
NGT Feeding                          100.00
NGT Insertion                          150.00
Nursing services (per day)                          150.00
Obstetrical/Gynecological Services                          200.00
Occupational Therapy                          300.00
Oxygen per tank                          600.00
Oxygen Gauge                       3,600.00
Patient-Therapist Counselling                          240.00
Papaniculau Smear                          125.00
Peanut Ball                              6.00
Perelite Treatment                          180.00
Perenial Care (services only)                          180.00
Perenial Flushing                            72.00
Peri-Heat/day                            60.00
Phlebotomy Fee (Patient, Donor, ABG)                          180.00
Phototherapy                          588.00
Physical Check-Up                          120.00
Physical Therapy with Traction                          240.00
Physical Therapy                          360.00
Postal fee                          120.00
Processing Fee (Hbsag, HIV, RPR, SMP, HCV)                          960.00
Protomoldoscopy                          480.00
Physical Exam., Consultation & Prescription ecl. Lab.                          240.00
Rectal Examination                          180.00
Removal of Cast                          240.00
Resuscitation                          500.00
Security and Safety (first 3 days LOS)                          240.00
Skin Test excluding meds                            72.00
SS Enema (services only)                          180.00
Steam Inhalation per/day                            72.00
Stomach Gavage                          120.00
Stomach Lavage                          120.00
Subscription Fee-Cable (first 3 days LOS)                            60.00
Thora Bottle                          180.00
Thoracostomy-ER Fee                          500.00
Throat Swab (services only)                          180.00
Tooth Extraction/Tooth                          180.00
Vaginal and Urethal Treatment                          180.00
Vaginal Smear                          240.00
Use of Medical Machine/Other Hospital Equipment:
Medical Machines
Abdominal retractor (per single use)                            50.00
Anesthesia Machine (first 2 hours)                          270.00
Cardiac Monitor (first 12 hours confinement)                          369.00
Central Monitoring system in ICU (first confinement day)                       1,753.00
CPAP Cardens/Day (per day)                       1,500.00
Doppler (per single use)                            60.00
Droplight (first 3 hours)                            85.00
ECG with reading (per session)                          350.00
Equipment Laparoscopy (first 12 hours)                     12,000.00
Fetal Monitor (first 12 hours confinement)                          253.00
Fracture Bed/Board (first 3 days LOS)                          215.00
Infant incubator with UV Light assembly(first 12 hours confinement)                          985.00
Infusion pump (first 12 hours)                            75.00
IV Tray (per single use)                            60.00
Nebulizer (per single use)                            85.00
Neopuff (first 6 hours)                          260.00
Orthopedic Bed (first 3 days LOS)                          250.00
Patient Respirator (first 12 hours confinement)                       1,279.00
Portable defribrillator with printer (first 3 hours)                            90.00
Proctoscopy (per single use)                          350.00
Pulse Oximeter (per single use)                            50.00
Suction Machine (per single use)                            85.00
Surgical Suction Machine (first 3 hours)                          150.00
Other Hospital Equipment
Telephone use (per minute call)                              5.00
Electricity for TV, cassette & etc. (per day)                            40.00
Services:                                                                                                                    ACCOMODATION (ROOM & BOARD) HOSPITAL CHARGES AND FEES (ADJUSTED)
Charity Ward (per day)                          300.00
Semi-private Room with Airconditioning unit (per day)                          530.00
Semi-private Room without Airconditioning unit (per day)                          450.00
Private Room with Airconditioning unit (per day)                          650.00
Private Room without Airconditioning unit (per day)                          600.00
Special Care Units:
Pathological ICU (bassinets and cribs)                          500.00
Intensive Care Unit                       1,200.00
Operating Room
     Major Case                       5,000.00
     Minor Case                       2,500.00
Delivery Room                       4,000.00
Labor Room                       2,500.00
Pediatric ICU                          900.00
Medical Acute Care                          900.00
Isolation Room                          800.00
Nursery                          800.00

Section 2. Upon admission at the General Santos City Hospital, a client is presumed to be capable of paying the hospital charges and fees and shall be assessed and collected with the appropriate rate of hospital charges and fees based on the assessment made by the Medical Social Worker of the financial status of the client concerned.

Section 3. In-Patient clients at the General Santos City Hospital shall be assessed and classified as follows by the duly appointed Medical Social Worker, taking into consideration the prevailing and established poverty threshold level set by the government which shall be the basis for the imposition or non-imposition of appropriate hospital charges, viz.:

  1. Class A Patient – a client admitted in the hospital’s suite, private and semi- private room. The client shall pay all the hospital charges and fees in full after deducting the Medicare coverage, if any.
  2. Class B Patient – a client admitted in the hospital’s ward (3 beds or above). The client shall pay all the hospital charges and fees in full after deducting the Medicare coverage, if any.
  3. Class C Patient – a client admitted in the hospital but is not capable to pay the excess in full after deducting the Medicare benefit, if any. The schedule of rate of charges and fees of such patients are as follows:

Class C-1 Patient        –           to pay only 75% of all hospital bill
Class C-2 Patient        –           to pay only 50% of all hospital bill
Class C-3 Patient        –           to pay only 25% of all hospital bill or donation for medicines administered ancillary services.

  1. Class D Patient – an indigent client with no visible income or support or client covered by special laws, Senior Citizens with valid identification, or persons with disability.

Section 4. The Hospital Administrator or the Chief of Hospital of General Santos City Hospital and Local Health Board shall jointly formulate rules and regulations for the strict and smooth implementation of this Ordinance, including but not limited to the establishment of policies for the efficient billing and collection charges and fees, proper assessment and classification of clients and adjustment of rate herein established from time to time without necessity of amending this Ordinance.

 

Chapter III

Distribution of Fee-For-Service Payment of Philhealth

Section 1. As used in this ordinance, the following terms are defined as follows:

  • Fee-for-Service – refers to a reasonable and equitable health care payment system under which physicians and other health care providers receive a payment that does not exceed their bill charges for each unit of service provided.
  • Health Care Provider – refers to a health care institution, which is duly licensed and/or accredited, devoted primarily to the maintenance and operation of facilities for health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of individuals suffering from illness, disease, injury, disability or deformity, drug addiction or in need of obstetrical or other medical and nursing care.
  • Medical Personnel – includes all licensed physicians and dentists currently employed in the hospital.
  • Non-Medical Personnel – includes all allied or paramedical professionals and all other personnel of the hospital.

Section 2. Any fee-for-service received from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation for professional services rendered by PHIC accredited health care providers shall be made payable to the General Santos City Hospital and shall be received, pooled and distributed accordingly.

Section 3. The manner of distribution of such pooled revenues being accumulated pursuant to Section 2 hereof, shall be distributed as follows:

3.1 The five percent (5%) from the total amount of the aforesaid revenues shall be kept in a separate bank account of City Hospital and will be utilized for the following purposes:

a. Payments for the Philippine Medical Association (PMA), Local and National Component Society Annual dues and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) Accreditation Fee of all medical doctors;

b. Augmentation for registrations to seminars, workshops, trainings necessary for the improvement of services of the hospital as certified by the Chief of Hospital.

3.2 There shall be regular submission of monthly utilization report of the five percent (5%) revenue prepared by the City Hospital Accountant and approved by the Chief of Hospital. Such report shall be furnished to all city hospital departments for information purposes only.

3.3 The remainder ninety five percent (95%) of the total amount of the revenue after the preceding deductions shall be distributed to all health care personnel in the following manner:

a. The forty percent (40%) of the above remainder shall be distributed among all the medical personnel; and

b. The sixty percent (60%) shall be divided equally among all the non-medical personnel.

 

Chapter IV

Guidelines for Pay Patient Services at General Santos City Hospital

Section 1.There is hereby provided the guidelines governing pay patient services at General Santos City Hospital.

A. ADMISSION POLICIES

  1. Because of the limited number of beds available for pay patients, admission to the Pay Wards shall be limited to the surgical departments and their sub-specialties, namely Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology and Otorhinlaryngology (ENT).
  2. Other non-surgical cases of the other clinical departments may be considered for admission to the Pay Wards subject to clearance from the Chief of Hospital or Chief of Clinics.

B. PATIENT CLASSIFICATION

  1. A patient is classified as a PRIVATE CASE (P.C.) when he makes his own choice of attending physician(s) under any of the following circumstances:

1.1    Upon admission, the patient presents an admission note from the attending physician.

1.2    The patient or his own authorized representative indicates very clearly his choice of a particular attending physician upon admission without any prompting, suggestion or advice from the hospital staff. In this situation, the patient already has a particular attending physician in mind.

1.3    Given a list of accredited General Santos City Hospital physicians, the patient designates a particular attending physician upon admission without any prompting, suggestion or advice from the hospital staff. In this situation, the patient or his family has some previous acquaintance with the chosen attending physician.

  1. A patient is classified as a HOUSE CASE (H.C.) when he does not make any choice of a particular attending physician upon admission under any of the following circumstances:

2.1    The patient agrees to be handled by the medical or surgical staff on duty assigned by the hospital and signs a certification to this effect upon admission.

2.2    The patient agrees that as a HOUSE CASE, he cannot make any particular choice of any attending physician.

2.3    Under special circumstances, a charity patient may be transferred to the Pay Ward as a HOUSE CASE upon written request of the patient or his relatives for upgrading of room accommodation, subject to prior payment of hospital bills incurred while the patient was under the charity service.

2.4    Even if a patient is previously seen in the private clinic of a particular physician, the patient maybe admitted as a HOUSE CASE if he does not choose any particular attending physician.

  1. All members of the hospital staff are prohibited from making any undue influence on the patient’s choice of a particular attending physician by any form of coercion, suggestion, advice, prompting, or any act of connivance. Violation of this rule can be ground for an administrative action against the concerned personnel. Any misclassification of patients as a result of personnel interference shall be corrected accordingly after notifying all parties concerned.
  1. All referrals of all HOUSE CASE to other specialties or sub-specialties whether intra or extra-departmental shall be consistently labeled as HOUSE CASE.

C. ATTENDING STAFF & REFERRAL SYSTEM

  1. All patients admitted to Pay Patient Services (Pay Wards) must be attended to only by properly accredited consultants of the Professional Medical Staff of the General Santos City Hospital duly registered with the office of the Chief of Hospital. These accredited consultants shall include regular or plantilla members of the Consultant Staff, Visiting or Voluntary Staff and Honorary Staff.
  2. The concerned Clinical Department must ensure that the rotating physician (Government Employed) of the Department is directly responsible in the management of Pay Ward patients, particularly those classified as HOUSE CASE.
  3. The privilege of accredited consultants in attending to Pay Ward patients may be withdrawn or suspended upon culpable violation of pay ward policies.
  4. All Clinical Departments shall submit a monthly schedule of assignments, service rotations, decking systems not later than one (1) week before the applicable month for accredited consultants for purposes of HOUSE CASE coverage to the Office of the Chief of Hospital, the Billing Section, the Admitting Section, and the Emergency Room.
  5. All accredited General Santos City Hospital Consultants must accommodate all HOUSE CASES referred to them and may refuse for valid reason. Refusal to accept such cases maybe a ground for suspension or revocation of admitting privileges to the Pay Ward and Administrative sanction for violation of reasonable office procedures.
  6. All referral to other consultants must be cleared with the patients or his family and must be expressly ordered in the chart as follows:

6.1. Combined or Joint Service – If the patient is to be co-managed on continuing bases until the referee’s services are no longer needed.

6.2. Consultation/Evaluation/Opinion – If only an opinion or a special evaluation is needed by the attending doctor. The referee-doctor sees the patient only once and makes recommendation and does not make any direct orders in the chart.

6.3. Transfer Service – If the attending doctor withdraws in favor of another physician with the patient’s consent.

D. ROOM ACCOMMODATION AND DEPOSITS

  1. As a general rule, the “FIRST COME FIRST SERVED” policy shall be in effect. If there is no vacancy, a registry log book for waitlisted patients shall be maintained by the Billing Section.
  2. The following room accommodation rates shall be charged per day:
    • P345.00 – 4 Semi-Private (quadruple occupancy, aircon, electric fan)
    • P400.00 – PR 3 (triple occupancy, aircon)
    • P500.00 – PR 2 (double occupancy, aircon)
    • P345.00 – Single Occupancy, non-aircon, electric fan
    • P650.00 – PR 1 (Single occupancy, aircon)
    • P900.00 – Semi-Suite (Sofa-bed, Refrigerator, TV, Aircon)
    • P1,200.00 – Suite (Sofa-bed, dining Table, Refrigerator, TV, Aircon)
  3. A cash deposit as determined by the Billing Section is required upon admission and before the scheduled surgery. However, for emergency cases, no cash deposit is required.
  4. If a patient is ready for discharge within the next 24 hours or the next day, the attending physician is urged to advise the Nurse-on-Duty of the impending discharge to forewarn the Billing Section of an anticipated vacancy.
  5. Unless patients are related to each other, male patients shall not be mixed with female patients in the same room. Likewise, non-communicable disease patients shall not be mixed with patients with contagious disease.

E. PROFESSIONAL FEES

  1. Professional Fees charged for HOUSE CASES (H.C.) shall be fixed and uniform covering both Philhealth (PHIC) and Non-Philhealth cases as follows:

1.1 Semi-private (4-5) accommodation ward – Philhealth Fee Only

PR 3 Accommodation – Philhealth Fee plus 50% of PHIC Fee
PR2 Accommodation – Philhealth Fee plus 75% of PHIC Fee
PR1 Accommodation – Philhealth Fee plus 100% of PHIC Fee
Semi Suite Accommodation – Philhealth Fee plus 125% of PHIC Fee
Suite Accommodation – Philhealth Fee plus 150% of PHIC Fee

l.2   The patient maybe allowed to bring any electrical appliances, but will be charged in accordance with existing hospital rates.

1.3    House Case fees collected according to the PHILHEALTH rate shall be apportioned as follows:

1.3.1 PHIC Cases – 90% shall go to the General PF Pool Fund and 10% to the Hospital Common Fund.
1.3.2 Non-PHIC Cases – 90% shall go to the General PF Pool Fund and 10% shall go to the Hospital Common Fund (HCF)

  1. Professional Fees charged for PRIVATE CASES (P.C.) shall be governed by the following:

2.1 All Fees should be based on PHIC rates.
2.2 All attending physicians are mandated to follow the HOUSE CASE FEE Scheme described in item 5.
2.3 The entire professional fee including the PHIC portion shall be credited to the attending physician subject to the usual 10% withholding tax plus 2% of PF goes to Hospital Community Fund.
2.4 Co-Management patient PF of doctors will be based on standard rate set by specialty.

  1. Other Hospital provision on professional fees such as the following:

3.1 Bonafide hospital personnel (whether permanent or temporary, casual or voluntary) and their first degree relatives by consanguinity (spouse, parents and siblings only) who get admitted to the Pay Patient Services either as a PRIVATE CASE or a HOUSE CASE shall be charged a professional fee not greater than the prescribed PHIC rate.
3.2 Collection of hospital fees and other hospital bills shall have no priority over professional fees.
3.3 It shall be the duty of the attending consultant especially those handling Private Cases to inform their respective clients about the importance of paying all hospital bills including professional fees. Patient seen at the private clinics of the attending consultant are expected to be well-oriented about their financial obligation prior to their admission to the Pay Wards.
3.4 In the event that the patient or relative wishes to negotiate payment for professional fees, the burden of negotiation rests on the attending consultant and the client and not on the Billing Staff or any other hospital personnel.
3.5 It is the obligation of the attending physician to enter his professional fee into the Billing Records or inform the Billing Section of the same prior to the discharge of a patient. If there is no information received by the Billing Section relative to the professional fee, the Billing Section shall automatically assign the prescribed PHIC rate as the professional fee.
3.6 Professional fees may be waived for meritorious reasons and under these circumstances, a written agreement shall be signed between the attending consultant and client duly attested to based on PHIC rates by the Billing Section citing the reason of waiver, 2% of PF intake hospital fund will be shouldered by the patient.

  1. Attending physicians are primarily responsible for all medical records of their respective patients especially those required for Philhealth claims. Failure to comply with this provision may be a ground for suspension of Pay Ward privileges.
  2. It is recognized that current PHIC fees may not be realistic, relevant, just or appropriate for some clinical conditions. All departments are directed to submit a list of exceptional conditions and recommend fee adjustments to be approved by the Chief of Hospital.
  3. The fees of Radiologist, Pathologist, Anesthesiologist and other sub-specialties shall be separately covered by another issuance.
  4. Professional fees shall be subject to periodic review and amendment as the need arises.

F. PAYMENT

  1. While private and other insurance schemes are still under study, only the PHILHEALTH insurance scheme shall be accepted as health insurance.
  2. Capitation schemes may be allowed under special circumstances subject to the provisions assigned in a Memorandum of Agreement.
  3. As a general policy, only the following modes of payment are acceptable:

3.1. CASH
3.2. CASHIER’S CHECK
3.3. MANAGER’S CHECK
3.4. COMPANY CHECK

  1. Personal checks and out-of-town checks that need Central Bank clearing are not acceptable as payment.
  2. All payments shall be made only in the Cashier’s Office with the corresponding official receipts.
  3. It shall be the duty of the Billing Office to inform all clients about their financial obligations to the hospital and their attending physician and to exert effort in collection of such bills.

Section 2. Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender to the following sanctions:

  1. If the violator is an accredited physician, if found guilty after investigation, his/her accreditation shall be revoked by the Chief of the hospital.
  2. If the violator is an employee of the City Government, the sanction is in accordance with RA 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991.

 

Part III

Public Terminal

Chapter I

Operation and Maintenance of Bulaong Terminal

Section 1. For purposes of this Ordinance, the following terms and acronyms shall be understood to mean as:

  • Terminal – refers to the Eusebio Bulaong Public Terminal located at Bulaong Subdivision, Barangay Dadiangas North, General Santos City.
  • Paved Bay – an area within the terminal building allocated for Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) for the purpose of loading and unloading passengers.
  • Bus – any motor vehicle covered with a valid Certificate of Public Conveyance (CPC) and registered as “bus for hire” with the Land Transportation Office.
  • Jeepney – any motor vehicle covered with a valid Certificate of Public Conveyance (CPC) and registered as “jeepney for hire” with the Land Transportation Office. This includes the so-called “Filcab”/”Multicabs”.
  • Van – any vehicle covered with a valid Certificate of Public Conveyance (CPC) registered as “van for hire” with the Land Transportation Office.
  • Operator – a natural or juridical person who is either a holder of a Certificate of Public Conveyance (CPC) or a holder of a valid business permit and engage in legal activity within the terminal area.
  • Dispatcher – shall refer to the person in-charge of dispatching the vans, jeepneys and buses.

Section 2. The administration, operation and maintenance of the City Terminal shall be supervised by the City Administrator who shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • To maintain the facilities, such as but not limited to keeping the fence and gates intact, replacing the busted bulbs, and others;
  • To keep the premises in a clean and sanitary condition;
  • To adopt and enforce rules for orderly vehicle movements and parking inside the terminal;
  • To regulate the conduct of selling and hawking of foodstuffs to be performed by duly accredited entity or persons of the city government;
  • To maintain peace and order inside the Terminal;
  • To keep daily records of departure of Public Utility Vehicles;
  • To assist the City Treasurer’s Office in the collection of terminal fees from PUVs;
  • To keep accounts of collection and financial operation of the terminal;
  • To award to appropriate groups the porterage/cargo handling services at the rentable spaces of the terminal, provided that there will be at least three (3) bidders accredited by the Sangguniang Panlungsod; and
  • To perform all other functions required by the City Mayor for the efficient operation of the Terminal.

Section 3. The following rules and regulations shall be observed in the operation of the Terminal:

  • All vans and buses and all northbound and westbound public utility jeepneys for hire with approved routes outside the city limits are required to enter the Eusebio Bulaong terminal to load and unload their passengers but not to the prejudice of unloading passengers in between the point of origin and point of destination. It is understood that their destination is from terminal to terminal. They shall not be allowed to go around the city to pick up passengers.
  • No private van garage and/or booking office for public utility vans shall operate outside of the designated van terminal site upon the effectivity of this Ordinance;
  • All eastbound public utility jeepneys, filcabs and multicabs presently directed to use the Lagao Food Terminal shall remain and continue using the said area as their terminal provided that they pay the corresponding departure/terminal fees as provided for in this Ordinance. It is understood that their destination is from terminal to terminal. They shall not be allowed to go around the city to pick up passengers.
  • Maintenance services and repairs of any vehicle shall not be allowed inside the Terminal;
  • Damages to the building or any Terminal facility shall be charged to the party/parties responsible;
  • Tricycles and private vehicles shall be allowed to enter Terminal access road only to load and/or unload passengers. Tricycles are prohibited from establishing their own terminal inside the Bulaong Terminal;
  • Passenger vehicles waiting for passengers must be parked properly on the bays provided for them;
  • The operation and maintenance of the rest rooms shall be turned over to the barangay where the terminal is located.
  • To ensure cleanliness and maintain sanitation, bus, vans and jeepney operators shall provide their own garbage receptacles for bio and non-biodegradable wastes.

Section 4. Bays at the Terminal shall be assigned to operators after consultation with them, subject to the following procedures:

  • For purposes of loading and unloading passengers, public utility buses shall occupy the bays at the terminal building;
  • Each bus line operator shall enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the City Administrator for the assignment of bays. The MOA shall be renewable annually;
  • Public utility jeepneys and vans shall occupy twelve (12) bays at the terminal, as indicated in the sketch hereto attached as Annex “A” to form part hereof, each bay to accommodate two (2) units; and
  • Public utility vans and jeepneys shall have separate bays. Vehicles sharing the same or common routes shall occupy one bay and shall be parked upon the instructions of the terminal authorities. Bays shall be assigned by drawing of lots.

Section 5. The following rates shall be charged as rentals or leased fees:

  • P00 per square meter per day rental for all office spaces in the Terminal building.
  • The lease contract shall be renewable every three (3) years.
  • The schedule of increase in rental is shown in the table below:
Year Amount Unit
1st year of implementation 30.00 Pesos/square meter/day
2nd year of implementation 31.50 Pesos/square meter/day
3rd year of implementation 33.00 Pesos/square meter/day
4th year of implementation 34.50 Pesos/square meter/day
5th year of implementation 36.00 Pesos/square meter/day
6th year of implementation 37.50 Pesos/square meter/day
7th year of implementation 39.00 Pesos/square meter/day
8th year of implementation 40.50 Pesos/square meter/day
9th year of implementation 42.00 Pesos/square meter/day
10th year of implementation 43.50 Pesos/square meter/day

Section 6. The porterage/cargo handling shall be governed by the following:

  • Porterage/cargo handling shall be provided by appropriate group duly screened and accredited by the city government. Porters/cargo handlers shall secure individual working permit yearly.
  • Porters shall wear a prescribed uniform and an official Identification (ID) Card issued by the appropriate group and duly signed and approved by the terminal overseer.
  • Porterage/cargo handling fee shall be regulated by the City Government subject to review and amendment every two (2) years.
  • Passengers who desire to carry their own cargoes shall not be obliged to avail of the services of handlers.

Section 7. The following provides for the guidelines on dispatching:

  • Barkers and private dispatchers for jeepneys and vans shall not be allowed inside the Bulaong Terminal.
  • Every public utility van and jeepney shall be assigned to a bay and shall have a permanent occupancy number to be determined by drawing of lots.
  • The Office of the City Administrator shall assign dispatchers for vans and jeepneys who shall dispatch vehicles according to the assigned permanent occupancy number.
  • City Government personnel assigned at the gate shall record all departing and arriving vans and jeepneys to monitor the order of dispatching.

Section 8. Vendor’s association hawking or selling along the sidewalks, alleys, aisles or corridors inside the terminal shall be allowed as long as it is duly accredited by the city government. However, peace and order, cleanliness and sanitation must be observed at all times inside the terminal.

Section 9. Peddlers shall secure a working permit and wear appropriate uniform duly numbered for easy identification.

Section 10. No person shall put up any structure, shanty, “barong-barong”, shed, table or push cart within the premises of the Eusebio Bulaong Public Terminal for the purpose of selling or keeping his wares or articles for sale to the public.

Section 11. On departure, there shall be levied a terminal fee upon each owner/operator of any departing public utility vehicle for using the terminal bays at the following rates.

(a.) Buses – P50. 00/departure
(b.) Vans – P30.00/departure
(c.) Jeepneys – P20.00/departure
(d.) Filcab/Multicabs – P15.00/departure

Section 12. The fees/charges herein provided shall be collected by the City Treasurer through his duly assigned deputies.

Section 13. There shall be an issuance of departure ticket, which shall be in the prescribed form in the Ordinance hereto attached as Annex “B”. Departure tickets are color coded, yellow for buses, light green for vans, pink for filcabs/MULTICABS and light blue for jeepneys.

Section 14. The operators shall subject themselves to inspection of their departure tickets at the designated city treasurer’s office Ticket Check Points located in Tambler, Apopong, Lagao, Buayan, and Katangawan as the case may be. The operator shall present the City Treasurer’s Office and Operator’s Copy of the departure ticket. The City Treasurer’s Office inspector shall detach the City Treasurer’s Office copy of the ticket and stamp the operator’s copy as “used” and sign the same as proof of inspection.

Section 15. Any such fees/charges collected shall accrue to the Economic Enterprise Fund-Operation of the City Terminal (Function Code 8821) and shall be used exclusively for the maintenance and other operating expenses of the Terminal subject to the usual accounting and auditing procedures.

Section 16. The City Treasurer is required to prepare daily departure report copy furnish the Terminal overseer.

Section 17. The operators of public utility buses, vans, jeepneys, filcabs/multicabs shall secure the necessary individual business permits, licenses, upon payment of appropriate taxes, fees and other impositions that may be imposed, levied and collected by duly constituted authorities before using or taking possession of the premises assigned to them.

Section 18. For operator of public utility buses, vans and jeepneys with two or more units franchised under his/her name, he/she shall be required to get only one permit for his/her units. The plate numbers of the units must be reflected in the permit.

Section 19. There shall be printed/typewritten on the face of the business permit the following: “Any violation by the permittee of a law, ordinance, executive order or other issuances in the preparation of his business shall be cause for the revocation of the permit.” The Business Permits and Licenses Division shall also issue corresponding vehicle stickers to all approved permittee, which shall be displayed on the front windshield of their vans, jeepneys and buses.

Section 20. The Operators shall not start or proceed with any repair work, extend the area, occupy more bays/alleys as allowed nor in any case introduce improvements or make any alteration in the leased premises without prior written consent and approval of the City Administrator; and that in case of permitted improvements or alterations, the same shall not be removed but shall belong to and become the exclusive property of the City Government of General Santos, without any right of reimbursement on the part of the operators.

Section 21. The operators shall comply with all sanitation rules and safety regulations which are promulgated by the duly constituted authorities and those that may be imposed from time to time by the City Administrator and to keep and maintain the leased premises in clean and sanitary condition and disposed of all rubbish or garbage only thru the means and places indicated by the City Administrator for the purpose.

Section 22. Each operator shall require his/her employee/s to wear company’s ID upon entering the premises of the Eusebio Bulaong Public Terminal and to require them to log-in the logbook prepared by the overseer of the said Terminal for identification purposes.

Section 23. Each Operator shall not directly or indirectly sublease, assign, transfer, convey mortgage or in any way encumber his privilege of lease over the leased premises or any portion thereof under any circumstances whatsoever, or shall allow any person to conduct business thereat by tolerance, thus, any agreement or contract that may be made in violation of this clause be null and void.

Section 24. Each operator shall undertake the expenses for minor repair of the leased premises resulting from ordinary wear and tear but major repairs shall be assumed by the City Administrator’s Office provided that the operator informs the City Administrator’s Office before any repair is undertaken.

Section 25. Each operator shall comply with any and all laws, ordinances, regulations or orders of the National or City Government authorities arising from or regarding the use, occupation and sanitation of the leased premises.

Section 26. Each operator or his/her duly authorized representatives shall recognize the authority of the City Administrator or his duly authorized representatives to inspect the leased premises at any reasonable hour of the day or night.

Section 27. Each operator shall notify in writing the City Administrator at least Thirty (30) days in advance should he/she decide to vacate the leased premises.

Section 28. All operators shall submit to the terminal authorities their own daily arrival and departure reports on arrivals and departures of their own units.

Section 29. Any person violating the provisions of the foregoing Sections shall be punished as follows:

  • For operators of buses, jeepneys and vans who violate any provision of this Ordinance shall be punished with a fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00);
  • For peddlers and/or any personnel who violate any provision of this Ordinance shall be punished with a fine of Five Hundred Pesos (P00).
  • Any other persons shall be punished to pay a fine of Five Hundred Pesos (P00).

 

Chapter II

Terminal at Employees Village

Section 1. A transport terminal consisting of more or less 2,625 square meters situated in Block 32 of the Employees Village, Barangay Fatima, this city, is hereby established pursuant to the Development Plan of said barangay.

Section 2. No person or group of persons shall make use of any passengers station for loading and unloading or for any other similar purpose outside of the designated transport terminal at the Employees Village.

Section 3. Violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender/s to the following penalties:

First Offense – P 2,000.00
Second Offense – P 3,000.00
Third Offense and every offense thereafter – P 5,000.00 or an imprisonment of not more than six (6) months or both at the discretion of the court.

 

Chapter III

Terminal at Acharon Village

Section 1. A transport terminal situated in the government center of Barangay Calumpang particularly at Block 17, Acharon Village, is hereby established pursuant to the subdivision scheme of Puroks Maliwanag, Malambuon, Acharon of same barangay.

Section 2. No person or group of persons shall make use of any passenger station for loading and unloading or for any other similar purpose outside of the designated transport terminal at Block 17 at Acharon Village.

Section 3. Violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender/s to the following penalties:

First Offense – P2,000.00
Second Offense – P3,000.00
Third Offense and – P5,000.00 or an imprisonment every offense thereafter of not more than six (6) months or both at the discretion of the court.

 

Chapter IV

Terminal at Alunan

Section 1. This ordinance shall be known as “The City PUJs & Tricycles Terminal Ordinance Of 2008”.

Section 2. This ordinance shall govern the use of the City PUJs & Tricycles Terminal at Alunan, Bula, General Santos City and its designation as the only terminal for all PUJs & tricycles  plying within the commercial district of General Santos City.

Section 3. For the purpose of this Ordinance, the following terms shall mean:

  • Citation Ticket – refers to the prescribed form of receipt pursuant to Ordinance No.12, series of 2003 as amended by Ordinance No. 17, Series of 2003, to be issued to the person apprehended for the commission or omission of an act punishable by city ordinances;
  • Consumers – include those who directly purchase or acquire from farmers, distributors, refiners or suppliers of articles for the direct consumption of said articles in their establishment within the vicinity of the terminal;
  • Occupancy Fee – a charge collected for the temporary use of space as terminal or for the use of space as stall within the vicinity of the terminal;
  • Retailer – any person that sells food items to a purchaser who buys the commodity for his/her own consumption, irrespective of the quantity of the commodity sold within the vicinity of the terminal;
  • Terminal – refers to the designated area located within the 1.7 hectare – portion of Lot 6002-A, CSD-11-000598-D owned by General Santos City, where PUJs and tricycles within General Santos City routes shall pick-up and drop passengers;
  • Commercial District – covers Barangays Bula, Dadiangas South, Dadiangas East, Dadiangas West, Dadiangas North, Lagao, San Isidro and Labangal, all in General Santos City;
  • PUJ – refers to Public Utility Jeeps having routes within General Santos City;
  • Tricycle – refers to a motorized public utility means of transport having three wheels and issued a franchise by the Motorized Tricycles Franchising Regulatory Board;
  • Terminal Stalls – refer to stalls for display of goods for sale within the vicinity of the terminal;
  • 7 Hectare-Portion of Land – refers to the remaining portion of Lot 6002-A, CSD-11-000598 other than the portion utilized as Bagsakan Center;

Section 4. The remaining 1.7 hectare-portion of Lot 6002-A, CSD-11-000598 is hereby designated as the only terminal for PUJs & Tricycles plying within the commercial district of General Santos City. All PUJs and tricycles having city wide route that ply within the commercial district of General Santos City shall pick-up and drop passengers at the City PUJ & Tricycle Terminal. Terminal Stalls to be designated by the City Administrator’s Office are allowed within the vicinity of the terminal.

Section 5. The use of the City PUJ & Tricycle Terminal are extended to all commuters, PUJ and tricycle operators and drivers having city wide routes in General Santos City.

Section 6. The City PUJ & Tricycle Terminal and the Terminal Stalls will be twenty-four (24) hours daily.

Section 7. The City PUJ & Tricycle Terminal and the Terminal Stalls shall operate under the direct supervision of the Office of the City Administrator and under the direct and immediate control and supervision of the City Mayor.

Section 8. There is hereby levied a fixed tax for using the City PUJ & Tricycle Terminal and Terminal stalls in accordance with the following amount:

a. City PUJ & Tricycle Terminal:

  • Tricycle – P3.00/departure
  • PUJ – P5.00/departure

b. Terminal Stalls:

  • P10/stall/day at 2m. length x 3m.width

Section 9. All fees shall be paid to the City Treasurer or his deputized personnel. Departure tickets shall be paid every departure of a PUJ or a tricycle. Payment of P10.00/day/stall by Terminal stallholders shall be paid daily.

Section 10. No PUJs and tricycles shall have any other terminals in non-designated terminal area within the commercial district of the city.

Section 11. a) Violation of this Ordinance shall subject the offender to a fine of five hundred pesos (P500.00) for every offense; b) Where the violator of this Ordinance does not contest his/her apprehension, the enforcement officer shall forthwith issue citation ticket to the person apprehended without resorting to court. The citation ticket shall state or contain (1) the name, signature, age and address of the person apprehended, (2) the material facts obtaining in the commission or omission of the crime defined and penalized under this Ordinance (3) the amount of fine which is payable in favor of  the City Government of General Santos, and (4) notice requiring the person apprehended for extra-judicial settlement of his/her violation by paying the prescribed amount of fine at the Office of the City Treasurer within seventy-two (72) hours from issuance thereof, otherwise, appropriate complaint shall be filed against him/her before the Court of Law;

Section 12. Governing rules and regulations in the operation of the PUJ and Tricycle Terminal and Terminal Stalls shall be as follows:

  1. City PUJ & Tricycle operating within the city routes and plying within the commercial district of General Santos City, shall wait for passengers only at the terminal established under this ordinance without prejudice to picking up and loading/unloading of passengers on their way within their respective routes and picking up of passengers at the pick-up points that may be designated by the City Administrator. Operators, drivers and dispatchers using the City PUJ and Tricycle Terminal shall clean up their respective areas before leaving and shall be responsible for the maintenance of cleanliness, orderliness and waste management in the area;
  2. Terminal Stalls operate basically on retail for merchandise/goods other than fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products. Stallholders shall be responsible for the cleanliness and orderliness of their trading areas and shall observe waste management.

Section 13. Within thirty (30) days from the effectivity of this Ordinance, the City Mayor shall issue the corresponding commission to authorize the personnel of the City Treasurer’s Office and City Administrator’s Office for the enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance and formulate rules and regulations in the proper and orderly compliance of this Ordinance.

Section 14. Parking of private vehicles at the City PUJ & Tricycle Terminal and Terminal Stalls will be allowed at designated spaces only.

 

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