10 erring Bacolod City businesses face closure

BACOLOD City – For operating without mayor’s permit, 10 business establishments here are in danger of getting closed.  

This after the city government’s Permits and Licensing Division (PLD) recommended the shutdown of these erring businesses, mostly consists of boarding houses.

“During the assessment of the Joint Inspection Team (JIT), we found out that these establishments are not compliant to the rules imposed by the Office of the Building Official, Bureau of Fire Protection and Environment and Natural Resources Office,” PLD head Stela Rose Rayos said, adding that the applications of these establishestemnt are still “on the process” status.

She added that PDL served several notices to the establishment owners but they failed to act on it.

She also said the JIT already inspected at least 150 hotels, dormitories, boarding houses and pension houses – 77 of which will be served of second notices.

Meanwhile, the Mo2 Westown Hotel on San Juan-Luzuriaga streets has resumed its operation after the owner secured all necessary permits. The hotel was one of the three accommodation establishments that was temporary closed last week./PN


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