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ARTICLE III: The Grievance Committee

Section 1     Complaints for alleged violations of this Code shall be referred to the Grievance Committee of the Out-of-Home Advertising Association of the Philippines (OHAAP).

Section 2     Composition of the Grievance Committee. The Grievance Committee shall be composed of pool of seven (7) members, whose Chairman shall be appointed by the OHAAP president. The Committee Chairman shall choose its members from the general membership.

Section 3     The functions of the Grievance Committee are as follows:

3.1     To act on any complaint from members of the association lodged against a co-member and other outdoor advertising practitioner.

3.2     To mediate and settle amicably any intra-party dispute among members of the association arising from illegal practice of its trade or profession.

3.3     To investigate, conduct hearing and adjudicate cases that maybe assigned to it.

3.4     To handle other matters which the president may assign to the committee from time to time.

Section 4     From time to time, the Board shall review, revise and promulgate implementing rules and regulations on dispute settlement, including the proceedings of the Committee and the amount of filing fees.

Section 5     Sanctions. Violation of any provision of this Code may be subject to a fine and disciplinary action. Fines shall be imposed as follows:

a) P5,000.00 per offense for violation of 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.8, 3.9 and 3.12
b) P10,000.00 per offense for violation of 3.5 and 3.13
c) P50,000.00 per offense Violation of 3.3

Disciplinary action shall take the form of any of the following:

a) Warning – for the violation of the OHAAP’s Code of Ethics or for resorting to unethical conduct or practice.
b) Reprimand – discretion of the Board.
c) Suspension – discretion of the Board.
d) Expulsion – refusal to abide by the decisions of the Board in the following instances:

• violations of any of the provisions of the OHAAP Code of Ethics and Guidelines.
• complaint cases

In any of the above cases, the Board reserves the right to duly notify the ADBOARD and the relevant government agency/ies of its decision and the violation of the party/ies concerned for proper action.

A party adjudged to be guilty of violating the Code of Ethics or at fault shall likewise reimburse the other party for the cost of the filing fee (if the latter shouldered the cost) within thirty (30) days from finality of the decision. An aggrieved party shall likewise be entitled to restitution for the damage caused by the guilty party.


29 September 2006, Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Italianni’s Megamall, Pasig City

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