December 6, 2023

The City Buildings and Architectures Office issued four more notices of violation to structure owners without building permits in the city over the week.

In Barangay Guisad Surong, the owner of an ongoing construction of a four-story residential structure with 55-square meter footprint in a titled property was directed to cease and desist from further construction activities due to lack of building permit.

Another structure owner in the same barangay within a titled property was issued a NOV for constructing an extension of an existing one-story residential house without building permit.

In the same barangay, a residential structure with an approximate footprint of 30 sqm. with an accessory storage structure was monitored without building permit and subject for issuance of NOV.

In Busol watershed reservation, a soil leveling and excavation activity with an approximate area of 20 sqm. was monitored and reported by designated environmental guards of the Baguio City Police Officewhile on foot patrol. The CBAO confirmed there was no approved excavation and ground preparation permit issued, prompting the city government to issue a cease and desist order.

The city government recently started an information education campaign in the barangays on building permit procedures as part of the intensified drive against illegal structures.

The CBAO initiative is in line with the current administration’s core agenda to abate urban decay by ensuring new building constructions comply with laws per the National Building Code of the Philippines and 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 or online registration of application in the link: – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan