Students' safety ensured with inspection of boarding house
KALIBO, Aklan, June 7 (PIA) -- With the opening of classes, the local government of Kalibo is also now zeroing in on the safety of boarding by conducting sustained inspections of these dwellings.
The inspections conducted were part of the functions of the Business Permits and Licensing Division (BPLD) of the municipality, according to the Public Affairs, Information and Communication Department (PAICD) office of the LGU.
With the ongoing inspections, the local government called on boarders, mostly students to provide needed information by the BPLD for their own protection.
According to BPLD head Haidy Concepcion, boarding houses and apartments with permits issued by the municipality show that the structures were inspected by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the Municipal Planning and Development Office (MPDO), Health and Sanitation and the Municipal Engineering Office (MEO).
Concepcion called on students to be sure that boarding houses where they would stay have occupancy permits for their own safety, telling them they have a right to know if the dwellings they are leasing are safe and danger-free.
Presently, LGU-Kalibo is offering condonation of penalties and surcharges for those who have not applied for occupancy permits, so boarding house and apartment owners should take the opportunity to apply for permits from the MEO, Concepcion stressed. (JCM/VGV PIA 6 Aklan)
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