BAGUIO City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is urging barangay officials anew to be active in reporting constructions that are not covered by building permits within their areas of jurisdiction.
The mayor’s move was in support of the call of the City Building and Architecture Office (CBAO) for support in the barangay level to identify structures not covered by building permits to force their owners to comply with the law.
The mayor said the cooperation of the barangays is crucial as it will not only help the city keep track of on-going constructions that are legitimate but whose owners ignore the permit requirements but more importantly it will help identify illegal structures and thereby deter squatting.
CBAO, headed by Engr. Nazita Banez, processed 623 building permits from January to Dec. 12 this year resulting to a revenue of over P5 million.
Last year, the office processed a total of 685 permits with a collection of P11 million.
They attributed the 49.72 percent reduction in revenues to the fact there were less commercial buildings this year.
The CBAO also reported 219 occupancy permits were processed with a collection of P2 million as against last year’s 241 permits with a collection of P1 million. The increase is due to the imposition of the administrative fine to those that incur violations. (Aileen Refuerzo/PIO)