Sunday July 22, 2018

Editorial: Interesting turn

THE controversial Negros First Animal Hub at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City took an interesting turn after the Office of the Building Official (OBO) in Bacolod City entered the picture.

OBO confirmed that the construction of the structure has no building permit.

It also served Wednesday the work stoppage order and notice of violation to the Provincial Government for the construction of the building.

The Capitol was given three days to comply with the requirements as it violated the National Building Code.

OBO will only lift the work stoppage order as soon as the Provincial Government will comply with the requirements.

The supplier earlier surfaced, but refused to name the contractor, who is based in Manila.

The supplier already claimed responsibility, saying she will pay the contractor the more than P3 million, which was spent for the construction of the building, on a staggered basis.

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. had already formed an investigating committee to look into the matter.

He earlier said the Capitol will not pay for the construction of the building because it has not undergone the bidding process.

While it is not yet clear who is behind in giving the go-signal for the construction, it boggles the mind when it was only discovered just now, following a complaint.

The next question is, will the contractor ever surface and shed light on the matter?