MORE than 10 boardinghouses, dormitories, and apartments catering to students have no permits or have unrenewed and incomplete business papers, the Davao City Business Bureau found out in a two-day inspection it conducted last week.
The inspection was spearheaded by Davao City Task Force Boardinghouse and was organized to ensure that temporary living quarters of students studying in Davao City are safe.
Among the places the task force has inspected are those along Jacinto and Juan Luna Streets, as well as areas around Davao Doctors College.
The building owners have been told to get the proper permits.
"Within three days, they should process their business permits. We will check on the status of the permits after the three-day period. Business Bureau officer-in-charge Atty. Lawrence D. Bantiding already issued an order to close those that do not have permits and only reopen these once they have," said Helen C. Pore, licensing officer of the Business Bureau.
She said that they have checked on the bigger living facilities but have not checked yet those in inner-city settlements.
The inspection, done by four teams, was done last May 27 and 28 in preparation for the opening of classes.
The teams are composed of representatives from the Business Bureau, City Health Office, Environment Sanitation Division, City Environment and Natural Resources Office, and the Bureau of Fire Protection.
Bantiding said earlier that they plan to conduct boardinghouse inspection throughout the year.