May 20, 2024

A fence construction along the circumferential road in Balacbac, Baguio City was halted by personnel of the Baguio City Police Office Station 10 for lack of fencing permit from the city government.

Police personnel saw the ongoing works during their community patrol and verified from the workers there who owns the project including its necessary permits.

“Personalities onsite failed to show any (document),” but were told that the ongoing work was meant to be fenced for a parking area.

The BCPO personnel advised to immediately stop the construction pending approval of necessary permits.

The National Building Code requires the acquisition of a fencing permit from the city government through the City Building and Architectures Office prior to construction.

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 core agenda to abate urban decay by ensuring that new building constructions comply with existing laws per the National Building Code of the Philippines 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