On orders of Parañaque Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr., City Treasurer Jesusa Cuneta instructed trained and authorized personnel of the License Division to keep up with the calibration of dispensing pumps in all gasoline stations in the city.
There are 42 gasoline stations in Parañaque serving motorists as well as public utility vehicles plying their routes in the city or bound to different points in the Metropolis and vice-versa.
The Parañaque City Government collects P100.00 for every dispensing nozzle calibrated. This technical process of checking, adjusting, standardizing systematically the graduations and locking (sealing) the setting of the quantitative measuring instrument of dispensing pumps is done on a quarterly basis. In some cases, however, it is conducted earlier upon request by gas station owners when variances are recorded in the mandatory daily tests made by gas station employees.
With moving parts, gas pump meter settings can change in time without being tampered.
More than a source of revenue, gas station dispensing pump calibration works and provides benefits in both ways. For one, consumers get the right quantity of motor vehicle fuel purchased. For another, pump calibration promotes business viability as sales loss on account of dispensing overages due to inaccurate meters can be prevented.
Amid spiraling prices of commodities as influenced by the continually occurring changes in gas prices, Mayor Jun Bernabe also ordered the intensification of the drive vs. inaccurate, tampered and uncalibrated weighing scales.