Why punish old building owners with this water sprinkler?-A A +A
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
THIS country called the Philippines has legislators who think of anything they like and they want and insist that these be enforced in the minds of the helpless Filipinos. They only remember to smile and make promises when they run for office as the country lawmakers and contractors of the roads and infras in this kenkoy country, lambasts one building owner while having a good meal at Melly's Garden.
Building owners even the old ones, he said, are now to install water sprinklers in their buildings based on a legislation of a law by the national lawmakers. This is easier said than done, since the old buildings were not designed to have sprinklers in their construction design. It is too costly for the owners to install, seconded one diner who owns three old buildings and his rental fee for three months could not even pay for the installation of water sprinklers.
One of them insisted to say why not enforce the installation and hanging of more fire extinguishers in every floor in a certain building and the fire department personnel do a strict inspection every month on a random to ensure that the fire extinguishers are indeed really in place as required, added one dining retiree.
True indeed, fire extinguishers will only be used in the affected areas. Water sprinklers even destroy other properties in the unaffected area of the building during fire.
Our legislators have already committed one error in society, said the old golfer. Look what is happening to our society because minors could not be jailed even if they commit a crime. And an author is a senator. Now the minors in society are being taught how to steal and kill and that will be their profession for life, God forbid. This was an angry comment from the old man in the dining table. And everyone agree that this breed of politicians should not be part of this comical senatorial circle.
Many times, the legislators have no heart for the Filipinos but for themselves. They even have the nerve to declare Christmas gifts when they always receive any money they want when and where they want, concluded the retired insurance man after gulping beer at noon.
So what is the circle of owners of old buildings doing now? Are they helpless? Where will they get their million peso to spend for this water sprinkler? Why not install a fire hose hydrant instead? Senators, wake up, shouted the old golfer while paying the meal of his seatmate.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 12, 2013.