THE Bureau of Fire Protection in Davao recommended to the Business Bureau to blacklist several business establishments in the city that failed to meet fire safety standards.
BFP-Davao City Fire Marshal Christian Cena said that around 10 percent of business establishments registered in BFP all over in the city have been recommended by their office to be blocked in the Business Bureau after it failed to comply the fire standards set by BFP.
“May namataan kami na 'sunogable' (fire hazard) na rin especialy diyan sa Uyanguren area sa Chinatown. Marami po kaming na-recommend for closure finorward na namin itong mga business names nila sa Business Bureau para malagay sila sa blacklist,” Cena said on Wednesday, July 19.
He said that being part of the blacklist means that the business owners can no longer renew their business permit.
“Pag blacklisted, ibig sbaihin they cannot renew their business anymore so they have to find another way to register their business for the next coming year,” he said.
Cena, however, refused to divulge the names of the non-compliant establishments he is referring to.
“Yong inspections natin this year na kina-conduct natin, nagkaroon po sila ng notices for that matter,” he said.
With this partnership, Cena said that potential structural conflagration will be prevented.
Currently, Cena said that they have already inspected 60 percent out of the 39,150 establishments here in the City.
“We are targeting by the end of September, na-inspect na po naming lahat,” he said.
Of the 60 percent, there were 40 percent that BFP were given Fire Certificate and the rest are notice to comply, notice to correct violations and the like.