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Goodbye tabo! Bidets in all public toilets pushed in GenSan

In a bid to promote public health and hygiene, the General Santos City 20th Sanggunian committee on health approved an ordinance mandating the installation of bidet fixtures in toilet facilities across all establishments within the city.

Committee chairperson Councilor Jose Orlando Acharon said that under the proposed measure, bidets should be installed in all public toilets or restrooms in public markets, malls, hospitals, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, inns, hotels, and other similar establishments operating in the city.

“Sa ngayon kasi, tabo pa ang ginagamit lalo na sa ating mga public toilets, so, mas magastos iyon sa tubig at minsan, kung hindi pa responsable iyong gumagamit, nagrereklamo rin ang ating mga taga-linis dahil bumabaha ang sahig,” Acharon said in a message to Politiko.

Acharon also said that using bidets in public toilets instead of tissue papers is both cost-efficient and beneficial to the public interest in sanitation, health, and the environment.

“Hindi ka na gagamit ng tissue and lumabas doon sa aming pagdinig na some types of toilet paper can actually increase your chances of getting a urinary tract infection,” he added.

Acharon also noted that malls in the city and similar establishments usually do not provide free tissue, instead they sell small packets of toilet paper in vending machines.

“Ang nangyayari, kung gagamit ka ng CR nila, gagastos ka pa ng P5-10.”

The local politiko also said that he expects the ordinance to be tackled and passed in the plenary next month.

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