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Higher standards for electrical requirements in Oro sought

“ATO ipasaka atong standard bahalag molabaw ta sa Electrical Code of the Philippines. Basta requirement even if our standard in the locality is higher than the national, we do not run counter the national law, we can impose.”

This was pointed out by Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya during the recent meeting of the committee on public order and safety chaired by Councilor Romeo V. Calizo to discuss the position paper of the USTP – Center for Inclusive Development Studies entitled: “Policy Intervention for the Prevention of Loss of Life and Damage to Property in Fire-Prone Areas of Cagayan de Oro City.”

The study revealed that electrical short circuit is the leading cause of fire incidents in the city.

“Okay ra man na even gani kani sa pandemya, mas taas ang atong standard sa city kay sa national mao na sya ang gakahitabo. Basta regulations pwede ta mas taas og standard,” he said.

With this, the Office of the Building Official (OBO) was requested to submit its position paper on the standard specifications of circuit breakers and other electrical installations for households.

“Kamo diha sa OBO mas knowledgeable mo ani. Gi suggest diri sa research nga maghimo ta’g interventions nga posible maghimo ordinansa nga i-impose gyud nato nga sundon ang requirement sa Electrical Code of the Philippines ug appropriate specifications of circuit breaker para maoy guidance dili lang sa OBO kundi pati sad sa CEPALCO ug kung mamugna na ning Barangay Fire Inspectors Committee. Kay para susihon ang tanan balay kung misibo ba gyud sila ani nga requirement,” Nacaya further manifested.


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