Calizo wants to equip OBO with legal officer – Calizo

FOR the proper implementation and enforcement of the law as regards billboards and advertisement structures, the Office of the City Building Official (OBO) must have its own legal officer.

This was the recommendation of Councilor Romeo V. Calizo, presiding officer of the City Council committee of the whole, during its meeting two days ago to hear the updated report of the OBO and the Department of Public Works and Highways, Regional Office 10 relative to the illegal billboards in the city.

Calizo said while he understands the expertise of engineers and architects of the OBO, there are legal concerns that also have to be looked into.

“Tabangan nato ang OBO pati pud ang DPWH nga mabuhat nila ang mandato on taking appropriate actions against illegal structures,” Calizo pointed out.

According to OBO, they were able to locate 15 illegally constructed structures in the city. It was learned that the owners could not be properly identified and served with due notices.

Meanwhile, the DPWH-10 identified 24 violators or illegal structures. The committee was informed that “Operation-Baklas” will be undertaken soon.

The DPWH will submit a report to the committee of the whole on its action plan for the identified violators.