MANILA - The city government of Makati has suspended the construction of 21 buildings after they were found to be non-compliant with the National Building Code of the Philippines.
The halted construction projects were identified to be in the following barangays: Cembo (6); East Rembo (3); West Rembo (2); Palanan (1); Kasilawan (1); Poblacion (1); Pinagkaisahan (1); San Isidro (1); San Lorenzo (1); Guadalupe Nuevo (1); Pitogo (1); Bangkal (1); and San Antonio (1).
City hall did not specify whether the buildings were residential or commercial structures.
Owners of the construction projects were found to be lacking building permits and violating the Protection of Pedestrians during Construction or Demolition rule of the code.
Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay said the halt order serves as a reminder that construction of structures should be done in compliance with laws.
“We reiterate the need to secure a building permit before doing any construction or renovation work to ensure that it conforms to all safety standards," she said in a statement Saturday.
The suspension will remain in effect until owners of the construction projects obtain the necessary permits.