TF Dormitory begins inspection PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 June 2016 11:26

By JASMINE MOHAMMADSALI

The inspection of dormitories and boarding houses kicked off Monday, June 6, in line with the safety preparations being undertaken by the city government and other local agencies to ensure the safe opening of classes next week.

Helmed by Task Force Dormitory, the focus of the ongoing inspections is the compliance of dormitories and boarding houses, especially those within school zones, with the fire and building codes, as well as the appropriate and relevant zoning, health, and sanitation laws, and other safety regulations.

Since its deployment on Monday, the Task Force has inspected 30 dormitories and boarding houses – 16 in barangay Baliwasan, and 14 located in San Jose Cawa Cawa.

The inspections will be done before and during opening of classes to monitor the safety of dormitories and boarding houses which are at peak due to the influx of students in the City.

Created by the Office of the City Mayor, the Task Force Dormitory is composed of personnel from the City Treasurer’s Office, Business Permits and Licensing Division, the City Engineer’s Office, the City Planning and Development Coordinator’s Office, Bureau of Fire, and the Zamboanga City Police Office.

Member agencies will submit the initial results and findings of the week’s conducted inspections and dormitory sweeps for consolidation and discussion on Friday.  — Jasmine Mohammadsali