Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Thursday, 22 March 2018 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << March 2018 >> 
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Roxas City to inspect billboards

by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (4 October) -- The city government of Roxas will inspect the various billboards put up around the city to ensure the highest standard of safety for residents especially during typhoons to maintain an injury and damage-free environment for the public.

“We will inspect the billboard’s foundation and structure to prevent any damage to life or property,” said City Engineer Danilo Tumlos about the upcoming billboard assessment.

He added that billboard owners will be convened to apprise them about their responsibilities and obligations to their respective outdoor advertising signs.

The preemptive response of the city government from any “billboard harm” is in view of the damages brought about by giant billboards in Metro Manila during typhoon “Milenyo” last week.

In Malacañang, the government is determined to remove billboards that pose clear hazards to life and property despite appeals and objections from billboard owners and advertisers.

Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said billboard owners and advertisers should have a sense of responsibility and ensure the structures are safe.

"This problem demands a sense of responsibility among billboard owners and advertisers for mapping out safety measures to protect the public; and the government will ensure these will be complied with," Bunye said in a statement.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways to dismantle hazardous billboards.

She has also instructed the agency and the National Disaster Coordinating Council to coordinate with local government units in identifying safe places for setting up billboards.

The President will soon issue an executive order detailing the rules and regulations for putting up the structures. (PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»DavNor eyed as potential eco-cultural tourism site
»Europeans to invest on energy
»One Network Bank goes Saturday banking
»Feature: Teens more focused on adolescent issues
»Governance forum links theory, practice
»Japan Foundation issues guidelines for fellowship studies
»Komentaryo: Humingi ng Resibo campaign, patuloy pa rin
»Three more remains of CPP-NPA purging victims uncovered
»Leyte gears for 62nd Leyte Landings anniversary celebration
»Gov. Lerias lobbies for livelihood projects in relocation sites
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines