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OBO to meet Ceneco GM on
Globe cell site operations

The head of the Office of the Building Official is scheduled to meet with Central Negros Electric Cooperative general manager Sulpico Lagarde Jr. on the operation of the Globe cell site at the Villa Servando Subdivision, Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City.

The OBO had sent a final notice to the telecommunication company last month directing it to voluntarily stop its operation for having no occupancy permit that is in violation of the National Building Code.

OBO head Isidro Sun Jr. said yesterday that they are still waiting for the reply of Ceneco concerning the inquiry of Alan Hongo, a member of the Parish Pastoral Council of the Airport Parish in Brgy. Singcang-Airport,  about the status of the cell site in Villa Servando Subdivision.

Hongo inquired with OBO whether or not the cell site had been issued an occupancy permit and if it is already operational.

Former acting OBO head Ephraim Hechanova, in his letter to Hongo dated Dec.  21, 2015, said  that, based on the actual inspection conducted by their inspection team, the facility is already operational, but it was not issued a building permit or certificate of occupancy, based on the records of their office.

When Sun took over the post of Hechanova, he gave the company until the end of April  to voluntary stop its operation or else OBO will request Ceneco to cut off its electrical power.

 Due to failure on the part of the Telco to implement the stoppage of its operation, the OBO requested Ceneco last month to cut off its electrical power.

That time, Chuchie Destriza was the officer-in-charge of Ceneco, while Lagarde had not yet been reinstated after his termination.

Sun said that since his request to Ceneco was made during the term of Destriza, he plans to schedule a meeting with Lagarde to personally explain his concern.

He said a representative of Globe came to his office recently and told him that they are willing to  secure an occupancy permit. But he advised them to first get a barangay clearance which is an important requirement before getting the occupancy permit.*CGS

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