Men try to burn anew city building office-A A +A
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
FOR the second time around, attempt to burn the Office of the Building Official (OBO) the other night proved futile.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday ordered Jaime Adalin, OBO chief, to check and review record of the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras installed to determine the identity of the perpetrators.
The CCTV cameras were installed after the failed arson in April. The perpetrators of the April incident remain a mystery to the authorities.
Duterte-Carpio said whoever were behind the arson attempt want to get rid of the documents filed and stored at the OBO.
"Kung sunogun nila or dili, wala na man gihapon dira ang mga records, gipang kuha naman namo, gipang tago napud namo tanan kato pang (Even if they will burn down the whole building, all the records are no longer there. We have already kept it since) April," the mayor said.
The mayor said she cannot fully understand why someone would try to burn down the OBO.
"In the records, makita man gud nimo ang mga building na walay mga permit (you will see what are the buildings that have no permits)," Duterte-Carpio said.
She said all important documents at the OBO were all moved to a secure place for safekeeping and the city is planning to save all documents on microfilm.
"When you go back, mahibal-an nimo ang mga opisyal na assigned na magpirma sa permit nga naa sa (you will know who are the official assigned to sign the permit which is indicated in the) record," the mayor added.
OBO is a division under the City Engineer's Office pending an ordinance creating it a separate department of the City Government.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 11, 2012.