8 months Sotto bill seeks to declare BFP as sole authority over firefighting MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Senate President Vicente Sotto III is pushing for a legislation seeking to declare the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) as the sole authority over firefighting operations and the lone enforcer of the Republic Act 9514 or “Fire Code of the Philippines”, particularly in economic zones. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III (CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN) Sotto has filed Senate Bill No. 2196, which proposes to amend certain provisions of the RA 9154 and clarify the respective authorities and jurisdictions of the BFP, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and other similar entities regarding the enforcement of ... more