Zamboanga: Mayor Dalipe okays findings on BARMM-MOH bldg


Mayor John Dalipe has interposed no objection to the notices of violations, findings and recommendations of the City Engineer’s Office and the City Planning and Development Coordinator’s Office relative to the construction of the BARMM Ministry of Health’s satellite office building in Barangay San Roque, this city.

In his message during the flag ceremony Monday, March 27, Dalipe said the CEO and the CPDCO “shall issue notices of violations to the registered property owner and the BARMM Minister of Health.”

“I hereby interpose no objection to the findings and recommendations of both offices,” Mayor Dalipe declared, adding that the controversial MOH building was constructed in 2021. At the time, he was not the city mayor yet.

Dalipe also ordered both offices to furnish the Sangguniang Panlungsod copies of their notices of violations, findings and recommendations on the BARMM-MOH building.

To recall, a controversy ensued after the mayor had attended the recent inauguration of the BARMM-MOH building in San Roque as seen in a photograph on social media and a local newspaper.

The CEO and the CPDCO immediately conducted their own investigation on the controversial building, and found out that the said building was constructed without a building permit and was used or occupied without the Certificate of Occupancy in violation of the National Building Code (PD 1096) and its implementing rules and regulations.

City Engineer Christopher Navarro in his capacity as Building Official issued the Notice of Violation dated March 27, 2023 addressed to BARMM Minister of Health Dr. Rizaldy L. Piang.

In the said notice, Dr. Piang or his authorized representative was given three days upon receipt thereof to contact the CEO.

“Failure to do so shall cause this Office to institute proper legal action against you in accordance to the existing laws and regulations,” Engr. Navarro said in his Notice of Violation to the BARMM Minister of Health. (Vic Larato, photo courtesy by Kathy Wee Sit)

(Source: City Government of Zamboanga Facebook page)

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