Car­ni­val clo­sure pos­si­ble

Sun.Star Baguio - - Front Page - Maria Elena Cata­jan Sun*Star Re­porter

CAR­NI­VAL op­er­a­tions at Burn­ham Park may face clo­sure if safety guide­lines are not met.

This week, Mayor Mauri­cio Do­mo­gan said if safety cer­ti­fica-

tions are not sub­mit­ted by the City En­gi­neer­ing Of­fice [CEO] and the City Build­ings and Ar­chi­tec­ture Of­fice (CBAO) for op­er­a­tions of

Be­lazar Ola, the en­tire car­ni­val may face to­tal clo­sure.

The mayor said to date there have been no cer­ti­fi­ca­tions given by the CEO and CBAO to vouch for the safety of rides in the burn­ham area, de­spite this, the car­ni­val con­tin­ues to op­er­ate.

Last week, Do­mo­gan said his or­ders on clo­sure are clear and if Ola con­tin­ues to op­er­ate then vi­o­la­tions will be in or­der for the car­ni­val although there have been no sanc­tions to date.

Weeks ago, an in­spec­tion by CEO En­gi­neers Re­nato Ciano, Rom­mel Pas­cual, Is­rael Galvez and Sa­muel Sal­vador found rides lack­ing safety mea­sures.

Pre­vi­ously, Ola, pres­i­dent of Linked – in Cor­po­ra­tion, said only par­tial clo­sure of rides has en­sued with only two of the eight rides un­der­go­ing main­te­nance checks.

Ola said the find­ings of the CEO and CBAO can be re­paired quickly, not mer­it­ing clo­sure and sent SunS­tar Baguio a copy of a safety cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is­sued by En­gi­neer Michael Ro­ces, safety and equip­ment in­spec­tor of MMR Safety and Se­cu­rity Con­sul­tancy Ser­vices based in Marik­ina City.

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