Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has issued an order to ban all second-hand phone sales in his city.
The new measure was announced by the Manila City Public Information Office earlier today. This also includes phones that are ‘GSM’, a colloquial term referring to devices that came from snatchers and hold-uppers.
Likewise, the city government has ordered those that they have repeatedly called out to comply with their wishes to put away with tenants who deal with these kinds of transactions. Mayor Domagoso also warned several establishments of potential closure if they did not act upon his orders.
“Whether mall, tiangge, o tindahan, ipagbabawal ang pagtitinda ng secondhand cellphone sa Lungsod ng Maynila tutal ayaw nila magtino (Whether mall, flea markets, or stores, selling of second-hand phones in the City of Manila is prohibited since they won’t get orderly),” the Mayor said.