The Manila City government on Friday, October 11, lifted the closure order of Isetann Mall in Recto after its management has fully secured the appropriate permits needed to operate.
Bureau of Permits chief Levi Facundo has already made a recommendation Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to lift the closure order served against Isetann on Wednesday, October 9.
The lift order was approved by Domagoso through Mr. Bernardito Ang, the Secretary to the Mayor.
“Upon coordination with this Office and submission of requirements, this is to confirm that you have substantially complied with the deficiencies/ violatons noted in the Closure Order in relation to the operation of your business,” the lift order stated.
“In view thereof, the Closure Order dated 9 October 2019 is hereby lifted,” it said.
The city government, however, warned Isetann Mall that “any future similar violation or any other violation of the terms and conditions of the business permit may constrain this Office to take similar action or may lead to the revocation of your permit.”
The compliance was met two days after Domagoso personally served the closure order against Isetann Mall for various violations of city ordinances and misrepresentation in applications for permits.
Isetann Mall secured all of the required permits to lease space and operate all of its cinemas. It has also correctly declared its occupied space and number of employees.
The mall has also paid all of its tax deficiencies worth P2 million after availing the city government’s tax amnesty program.
In addition to their compliance with the appropriate permits, Isetann Mall promised the city government that it will strictly implement the anti-fencing law in all of the establishments inside the mall.
“In keeping with the instructions of the City Mayor, the sale of secondhand phones will no longer be allowed here at the Isetann Cinerama Complex,” the mall said in a letter to the Mayor.