December 7, 2023

Building permit, signboard crucial in building construction

Is the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines exempt from securing a building permit?
At the Loakan airport parking area is an ongoing construction that does not have any signage indicating that it is covered by a building permit. The building is allegedly owned by the CAAP.
Being a government agency, it should first secure a permit and must post a signboard at the construction site stating therein the construction details – project title, project cost, source of fund, date started, estimated date of completion, name of contractor, permit number, etc. CAAP should set an example for all to see, especially to the settlers within the airport buffer zone.
The construction should be stopped and the structure should also be demolished if it does not have a building permit, the same way the CAAP wants to do to the houses in its declared buffer zone.
Section 301 of Presidential Decree 1096 s. 1977 states, “No person, firm or corporation, including any agency or instrumentality of the government shall erect, construct, alter, repair, move, convert or demolish any building/structure or cause the same to be done without first obtaining a building permit therefore from the Office of the Building Official assigned in the place where the subject building/structure is located or the building work is done.”
Since we are in a country of laws, there should be no exemptions. — NAME WITHHELD, Baguio City