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(2) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate the Chairman of the Committee on
Housing and one Congressman from the minority party as members of the Commission.
(3) The President of the Philippines shall appoint two architects, two engineers, and one building
contractor chosen from those officially recommended by their respective national professional
organizations, to serve for four years or until their successors shall have been duly appointed and
(4) The members thereof shall serve without compensation: except, That the members from the
professional organizations may receive a per diem of one hundred pesos (P100.00) each per meeting
actually attended: Provided, That the total per diem the members may receive shall not exceed six
hundred pesos (P600.00) per month. A monthly transportation allowance of two hundred fifty pesos
(P250.00) shall be granted each of the members from the professional organizations.
(b) Duties and Responsibilities. The Commission shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
(1) Conduct or cause to be conducted continuing research and studies on building, housing, and
environmental planning standards and requirements to safeguard life or limb, health, property, and public
(2) Prepare a draft of a uniform code of criteria, standards, and detailed specifications covering design,
construction, and other related matters suited to local needs and indigenous conditions for adoption by
local governments to supplement the minimum standards provided in this Code;
(3) Prepare drafts of environmental planning, management and control codes, subdivision policies and
standards, zoning regulations and other codes for legislative enactment; and recommend, from time to
time, changes in this Building Code for submission to Congress; and
(4) Transmit appropriate recommendation to the Secretary of Public Works and Communications as a
basis for the promulgation by the Secretary of the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the
provisions of this Code.
(c) Technical Staff. The Commission shall be assisted by a Technical Staff which shall be headed by an
Executive Director and an Assistant Executive Director. All personnel shall be appointed by the Chairman
subject to civil service laws, rules, and regulations.
(d) Appropriations. The amount of two hundred and fifty thousand pesos (P250,000) or such amount
thereof as may be necessary for the operation of the Commission is
hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any funds not otherwise appropriated for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1973. Such sums may be necessary for the operating expenses of the Commission in
succeeding fiscal years shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
SECTION 1.02.02: Secretary of Public Works and Communications and Building Officials
(a) The Secretary of Public Works and Communications, hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary", shall
promulgate such rules and regulations necessary to enable the Building Official to enforce the provisions
of this Code.
(b) In municipalities, the Municipal Engineer shall be the Building Official; Provided, That when there is no
such Municipal Engineer, or a duly licensed engineer performing the duties of a Municipal Engineer, or a
Land and Building Official, the Provincial Engineer, or in the absence thereof, the Public Works Engineer
within whose jurisdiction the municipality falls shall be the Building Official. In case of cities, the City
Public Works Supervisor shall be the Building Official: Provided, That when there is no such City Public
Works Supervisor, the City Engineer shall be the Building Official. For the purpose of the enforcement of
the provisions of this Code, the Building Official shall be under the supervision of the Secretary of Public
Works and Communications, any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding.
(c) Subject to the approval of the Municipal Mayor, City Mayor, or Provincial Governor in the proper case,
and other civil service laws and rules, the Building Official may appoint such number of officers,
inspectors, assistants, or other employees possessing the necessary qualifications and competency as
may be authorized by the Municipal Council, City Council, or Provincial Board, as the case may be. He may
deputize such technically qualified employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this
Code. For purposes of this Subsection, the terms "necessary qualifications and competency" and
"technically qualified" shall mean that the person to be deputized shall have passed the highest grade of
examination called for in the applicable law regulating the practice of the branch of engineering or
architecture related to or associated with the duties and powers which the person to be deputized shall
SECTION 1.02.03: Building permits
(a) Any person, firm, or corporation, including any department, office, bureau, agency of instrumentality of
the government intending to construct, alter, repair, move, convert or demolish any building or structure, or
cause the same to be done, shall obtain a building permit from the Building Official for whichever of such
work is proposed to be undertaken for the building or structure, before any such work is started.