Makati mayor stops 21 construction projects

  • Written by Edd Reyes
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THE Makati city government had stopped the 21 ongoing construction projects within the city that were found non-compliant with the provisions of P.D. 1096 or the National Building Code of the Philippines.

Mayor Abby Binay ordered City Building Official officer-in-charge Engr. Elmer Acuesta to issue Notices with Stoppage Order to the owners of the 21 construction projects found to have violated Sections 301 and 1102 of the Code, and Rule XI (Protection of Pedestrians during Construction or Demolition) of its revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.

Mayor Binay said this is a reminder to everyone that building construction, whether for residential or for business purposes, should always be done in full compliance with existing laws.

“We reiterate the need to secure a building permit before doing any construction or renovation work to ensure that it conforms to all safety standards. Above all else, the priority of any building or homeowner and contractor should be the safety and well-being of the occupants, which include family members, workers, and business clients,” the mayor said.

The mayor said that her administration has taken a tough stance on the strict enforcement of the Building Code and other laws promoting public safety and order in line with the citywide advocacy for resilience and sustainability.

Engr. Acuesta listed the number of construction projects issued with stoppage orders in the following barangays: Cembo (6); East Rembo (3); West Rembo (2); Palanan (1); Kasilawan (1); Poblacion (1); Pinagkaisahan (1); San Isidro (1); San Lorenzo (1); Guadalupe Nuevo (1); Pitogo (1); Bangkal (1); and San Antonio (1).

The work stoppage will be in effect until the owners secure the necessary permits, the building official said.