PATROLS in the city’s watersheds have turned up some 10 illegal structures that are now facing demolition orders.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong directed the Anti-Squatting and Anti-Illegal Structure Committee (ASAISC) to expedite the demolition process based on the established procedures for constructions that are built or being built on safeguarded lands like the watersheds and forest reservations.
Demolition orders are now being prepared for the 10 structures.
Engr. Angel Nerveza of the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) Investigations Division said a total of eight structures were discovered at the Busol watershed by patrol teams of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Station 6 under PMaj. Rommel Quinio, while two large constructions were also discovered in Buyog watershed where owners have already been issued first and final notice of violation last April 19.
These were all immediately issued first and final notices of violation with a directive to voluntarily demolish within 72 hours. Hearings were conducted with the owners, the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) and the barangay concerned.