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Erring Chinese-owned ‘restos,’ firms closed

The city government of Parañaque on Wednesday ordered the closure of 18 Chinese business establishments in the city for violating local ordinances and for operating without necessary permits.

Ordered shutdown for operating without mayor’s and business permits and violating city ordinance on sanitary and environment laws were Wu Pinna Restaurant, Tuixianglo Restaurant, Sunshine Mart, All Thing Supermarket and Juzi Mart, all located in Barangay Baclaran.

The city’s Business Permits and Licensing Office, led by its chief Melanie Malaya , also ordered the closure of Shabu-Shabu Restaurant, Chinli Eatery, Shaxian Food Pub, Cravemouth, Abner and Angels Food House, Dao Dao Chinese Restaurant, and Chinli Eatery, all in Barangay Tambo.

Also closed were Yaki Yaki Homemade Dish, JJ’s Oriental Restaurant, EDC Lavishly Salon, Good Tea, Bayview Prince Grocery Co., Xiao Jun Gan of Chuan Xiang, and Cuo Cha.

Most of these establishments are situated near popular hotels and casinos at the Entertainment City along Coastal Road, city officials said.

Malaya said the restaurants violated a city ordinance requiring business establishments that cater mostly to foreigners to have accompanying translation in alphanumeric characters readable by the general public.

Mayor Edwin Olivarez initiated the move following reports that Chinese businesses have sprouted all over the city using signages and menus written only in Chinese characters and catering exclusively to Chinese tourists.

Topics: Edwin Olivarez , Melanie Malaya , Chinese , Chinese businesses
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