May 18, 2024

Nineteen constructions without permit in Barangay Camp 7 were reported by members of the Baguio Anti-Squatting and Illegal Structures (Basis) over the week.

The structures were monitored by barangay officials and deputized environmental personnel assigned at the Baguio City Police Station 8 in Kennon Road in compliance to the memorandum of Mayor Benjamin Magalong for intensive monitoring and reporting of illegal structures within areas of responsibility per the National Building Code.

On Aug. 10, personnel of the BCPO-Kennon Police Station together with Kagawad Benedict Cadiay and Kagawad Michael Binay-an of Camp 7 inspected 11 ongoing constructions.

Ten were found without building permits while one was in the process of acquiring a permit.

Four of the subject structures were titled, two without title, two within the road right-of-way of the national highway, two with tax declaration, and one with unknown lot status.

Eight more structures requested for inspection by Camp 7 Punong Barangay Angelina C. Ramos of Camp 7 consist of residential building construction, extension of existing structure, and fencing activities allegedly without permits.

All these reports will be validated by the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) for the issuance of notices of violation.

The CBAO has been joining barangay assemblies for its information education campaign on building permit procedures as part of the intensified drive against illegal structures.

The CBAO’s initiative is in line with the current administration’s agenda to abate urban decay by ensuring that new building constructions comply with the National Building Code as well as safeguarding the remaining forest covers of the city from further intrusions.

Inquiries on building permit requirements and procedures may be directed to CBAO by calling 442-2503. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan