Businesses warned to follow safety rules

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (center) with Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran ( right) and Executive Assistant Joemarie Vargas. (PIO)

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardia warned anew business establishments here to follow safety requirements or else face closure.

Leonardia said the closure of two hotels and a pension house on Friday shows that the city government is serious in this campaign.

The City Legal Office last week shuttered Westown Hotel and Bacolod Pension Plaza at downtown Bacolod and the Rainbow Pension in Libertad area.

Leonardia said these business establishments were already warned and second notices were also sent to them.

He added that the Permits and Licensing Division and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) recommended the closure of these business establishments for committing some violations.

The city’s joint inspection team composed of BFP, Office of the Building Official (OBO), Permits and Licensing Division, and City Health Office (CHO) are intensifying their inspection operation in various villages, Leonardia said.

He said he instructed them to concentrate on the accommodation facilities including the boarding houses.

Leonardia said that these establishments should consider the safety of their customers.