Isko orders inspection of all billboards in Manila

Published August 9, 2019, 3:14 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Erma Edera

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has ordered an inspection of all the billboard sites in the nation’s capital to ensure the safety of public especially with the onset of rainy season.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno answer the questions of senator francis  tolentino during  the organizational meeting and briefing on the recent sidewalk clearing operation held in Senate of the Philippines Tuesday morning (ALI VICOY / manila bulletin
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

“We are directing all billboard owners and operators in the city to be responsible enough to check on the safety of their operations, and not to pose hazards to the safety and lives of the public,” the Mayor said.

City Engineer Armand Andres said the order came after a billboard fell from a supermarket along Divisoria, Binondo, Manila on August 9. No one got hurt.

Andres said a defect was found in the frame that held the billboard, causing it to fall.

Upon learning of the incident, he said Moreno immediately ordered him to visit the area, investigate and find a permanent solution to avoid a repeat of the incident.