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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 247, (1975-01-26)](
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 247, January 26, 1975 ]

TO: The Commanding General
    Constabulary Highway Patrol Group
  The Secretary of Tourism
The Secretary of Health

In view of the persistent complaints about unsanitary conditions in restaurants and other establishment catering to foreign and domestic tourists, the Constabulary Highway Patrol Group is hereby deputized to enforce, in coordination with the Department of Health and the Department of Tourism, the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 522 prescribing sanitation requirements and facilities for the convenience of the Travelling public.

The Constabulary Highway Patrol Group shall, among other things:
  1. Conduct intensive sanitary inspection on tourist establishments and facilities along the highways;
  2. Recommend to the Department of Health or Tourism the closure of those establishments which fail to comply with sanitation standards; and
  3. Enforce closure orders that the Department of Health may issue against erring establishments.
All concerned shall closely coordinate to carry into effect these instructions.

Done in the City of Manila, this 29th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-five.

Republic of the Philippines