Council to tackle demolition of illegal structures at Tabora Park
The city council will resume its session tomorrow to be presided by Vice mayor Daniel Fariñas after a break brought by the just concluded local and national elections to tackle new legislative matters and unfinished items in the agenda that were referred to different committees.
City Treasurer’s Office OIC Alicia Onoza and City Planning and Development Office OIC Evelyn Cayat were invited to give their comments and suggestions on the request of the Extending Hand Christian Academy for exemption from Ordinance 1, s. 1990 as amended by Ordinance 88, s. of 2009 or the Liquor Ordinance requiring 50 to 200 linear meters distance of liquor stores, disco bars, and night clubs from schools before the issuance of their business license.
Extending Hand Christian Academy owner Margie Chawag and counsel Juan Valdez were also invited to clarify their request.
The body will take up the recommendation of the Committee on Public Utilities to adopt Blessed Association of Retired Persons Multipurpose Cooperative’s Resolution 61, s. 2012 “proposing to the National Electrification Administration to approve the addition of four more members as independent directors to the present eleven of the Benguet Electric Cooperative, Inc. Board.”
Set for discussion en banc are the: a) request of the Philippine Postal Corporation postmaster general and chief executive officer Ma. Josefina Dela Cruz to exclude Lot 9-C and Lot 9-F from the portions of Lot 9 that will be ceded or transferred to the city government in exchange with the portion occupied by the Postal Bank; b) request of the JARCO Realty and Development Corporation for exemption from payment of real property tax on the land leased where the Baguio Center Mall is located; and c) appeal of Mark Anthony Camilo, manager of the M.A. Camilo Freight Services, for payment of garbage hauling services rendered to the city from Jan. 27, 2012 to Nov. 20, 2012 in the amount of P30,231,294.
Also to be discussed en banc is the request of City Civil Registrar Sylvia Laudencia for ratification of the P3,000 filing fee for every petition for the correction of clerical or typographical errors in the day and month in the date of birth or sex of a person appearing in the Civil Registry without need of a judicial order and P1,000 service fee for migrant petition under Republic Act 10172.
The council will act also on the report of the Committee on Public Works recommending the demolition and removal of all structures that were not issued building permits at Tabora Park and the adjoining lots. The inspection report dated July 2, 2012 of the City Buildings and Architecture Office and the Public Order and Safety Division confirmed the structures were built without permits in violation of Section 301 of PD 1096 or the National Building Code of the Philippines.
The committee suggested the implementation of the demolition and removal of the structures by the city government be done if the builders or owners of the structures fail to voluntarily demolish and remove their structures within 10 days from receipt of the notice.