Mayor Beng urges stricter sanctions on erring dorms PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:49

Mayor Beng Climaco issued anew her call to toughen up compliance of dormitories to safety standards in dormitories in the City and to penalize offenders.

Climaco on Monday, February 22, directed the Task Force Dormitory to conduct safety inspections in all dormitories, and to penalize illegally-operated dormitories that violate local laws and safety regulations.

Tasked to helm the initiative was City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRMMO) under Elmeir Apolinario, Ph.D., who together with the City Social Welfare and Development Office, will identify and inspect all operating dormitories, and mark those that are illegal and without proper documentation.

“Taking cure from the observations last year and findings this year, we will have to penalize colorum dormitories and houses turned to dormitories,” Climaco said.

“Mira kita through Task Force Dormitories cosa maga penalties,” she added.

Created in 2015, Task Force Dormitory is mandated to check on the structural integrity and suitability of dormitories and boarding houses, and their compliance to the fire code and other building regulations.

Subject to the inspection are dormitories in areas near colleges and universities as well as dormitories and boarding houses in the West Coast where canning factory employees are expected to return this coming March.