Terminal operator: ‘We’re complying with requirements’-A A +A
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
THE Bacolod North Terminal operator assured Monday that he is in the process of complying with the company’s requirements after violation notices were filed against it by the Office of the Building Official (OBO).
Crispin Chua admitted that he failed to secure a building permit and a certificate of occupancy for the establishment of kiosks and other structures at the terminal.
"But as of last Tuesday, I have submitted the ‘as built plan’ of the construction being undertaken at the North Terminal. I am finalizing all the requirements and some were already notarized for submission," he said.
The operator said he got delayed in applying for permits because he wanted to complete all the kiosks and other structures first before submitting all the requirements.
Earlier, acting OBO head Isidro Sun said they issued a notice of violation to Chua after they’ve found that the terminal operator committed two violations under the National Building Code and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
The violations include:
the operator’s failure to obtain building permit from Section 3, and for failure to obtain a certificate of occupancy from OBO from Section 39.
The violations refer to the construction of extension of the business establishment without building permit and the use or occupancy of extension building without a certificate of occupancy.
Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. had requested the joint ocular inspection of the Bacolod Northbound Terminal after he noted that the present structure inside the terminal “obviously defies a uniform standard or design and is perceived more as an accumulation of discordant temporary structures.”
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on December 17, 2013.