BFP men seek help on LGUs’ fire code fees’ claim

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here has sought assistance from Governor Carlos Padilla over the share of local government units (LGUs) from the collection of fire code fees.

Apolonio Diaz, provincial fire marshal, said the remittance of the 20 percent share of LGUs from the Fire Code fees collection to the municipalities will enable them to augment their funds for the purchase of fire trucks.

He said the towns of Ambaguio and Dupax del Sur in the province still have no firetrucks.

Local BFP stations collect fire code fees and remit them to the national office.

“LGUs are entitled to the 20 percent share of the fees collected but the municipalities have never received any share from it. We were asked to fill up some forms to claim the said share but up to now, no release has been made,” Diaz said.

Governor Carlos Padilla has asked Diaz to provide him with the necessary documents as reference.

“Please retrieve and give to me a copy of relevant documents and, as Governor, I will write your bureau chief and also try to talk to the secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary in our next meeting,” Padilla said. PNA/