-Isko Moreno ordered to ban the selling of second-hand mobile phones in Manila
-Establishments that will not follow the order will be forced to shut down
-The mayor also warned those who will be caught buying and selling stolen phones could be charged with Anti-Fencing Law
According to Manila's public information office, Mayor Isko Moreno announced the ban of selling second-hand mobile phones in Manila. He also warned to shut down the establishments that will not follow the order.
This order is because of reports about establishments that are allegedly selling stolen phones. In September, the police already raided Isetan because of several complaints about selling stolen gadgets. It was said that around 300 cell phones were confiscated.
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Authorities said those who will be caught selling and buying stolen mobile phones could be charged with the Anti-Fencing Law. This law aims to criminalize the act of buying and/or selling of stolen items.
Second-hand mobile phones and other gadgets are mostly sold in small kiosks inside malls, small establishments, bus terminals and even on footbridges. Cell phone units that are sold without packaging, accessories and has no warranty are most of the time considered as GSM or "galing sa magnanakaw".
In an earlier report by KAMI, Mayor Isko Moreno warned to shut down two mall establishments if they continue to let vendors sell stolen phones.
Isko Moreno is the 27th mayor of Manila. Before he became a politician, he was first known as an actor in German Moreno's show "That's Entertainment".
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