Bacolod City school heads asked to report earthquake damages

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm 

BACOLOD CITY, Feb. 09 — Joe Marie Vargas, Bacolod City Risk Reduction Management officer here, requested all school heads to report damages on structures as a result of Monday's magnitude 6.9 earthquake for evaluation and assessment.

Vargas said once they receive the initial reports of the school heads, they will endorse it to the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) and Office of the Building Official (OBO) to conduct an inspection so they would know which school building should be given immediate attention or still fit for use.

He said the inspection of some business establishments were already completed like Gaisano mall at the city downtown with its third floor still closed for shoppers.

He said the city is giving store owners some time to make corrections if needed based on recommendations given to them by the engineers.

Some colleges here have to suspend their classes to conduct technical evaluation and inspection to ensure the safety of students. (PNA)

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