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Thursday, May 15, 2014
WHEN I’m on M. Velez St., Guadalupe, Cebu City, I always see a fenced area that is formerly a gas station. The Regional Trial Court shut it down after some DA compound residents filed a petition to close the facility way back in 2009.
With this, I encourage homeowners to bar the establishment of gasoline stations in residential areas for the following reasons:.
--The law says that no gasoline service stations are allowed to operate within one hundred meters from public or private school, public library, playground, church, or hospital.
--A gasoline station in residental areas can endanger the lives and safety of the people in case of fire.
--The irritating smell of gasoline can expose residents to frequent colds, asthma, cough, etc.
--Gasoline station structures could violate the Building and Fire Safety Codes. --It could hamper the flow of traffic.--(Jake Jacinto)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 16, 2014.