THE Bacolod City Council has requested the City Engineer’s Office and the Permits and Licensing Division to conduct a thorough inspection of boarding houses in the city.
In a resolution authored by Councilor Ricardo Tan approved during the last regular session, it is stated that the month of June is when students will be going back to their respective boarding houses while thousands are still looking for good boarding houses to stay.
“It is the obligation of the city to see to it that occupants of spaces of boarding houses in Bacolod are secured,” Tan said.
He added that the inspection team should ensure that boarding houses comply with the building code requirements and should have a business permits.
Tan also urged the City Health Office (CHO) to ensure that boarding houses have a potable source of water, clean and healthy environment, and sanitary and uncongested rooms.
Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environmental Sanitation Division, had earlier said they will start of the inspection of boarding houses anytime this week to ensure the health sanitation compliance of the building owners.
She said that boarding house owners should ensure that their building has a clean and safe environment for the occupants, especially the students.