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pasaway kasi! Emi Calixto-Rubiano orders 3 construction projects stopped

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On orders of Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, the Pasay City Engineering Office ordered three private construction projects stopped after they failed to comply with the national government’s construction safety guidelines during this pandemic.

Engineer Johari Rangiris, who led the city’s inspection team, said the D.L. Cervantes Construction Corp., the Montevista Construction Corp., and the Donor Builders Inc. violated Department Order No. 39 of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

This order strictly requires all construction companies to secure a construction quarantine pass from the city hall before any activity takes place during the enhanced community quarantine.

Rangiris said the pass will be given to those who have provided the name and age of every worker.

“We have to make sure that the prescribed age of 21 to 59 years old is strictly followed in every project site,” he said.

The City Engineer’s Office has given the three construction firms three days to comply with the department order.

Calixto-Rubiano said the local government needs to make sure workplaces are safe.

“We always have to be vigilant so that COVID-19 won’t spread in the city,” she said.