Tuesday, 20 December 2011

January 2012 Architecture Board Exam Refresher


Refresher Course for January 2012 Board Exam will commence January 4, 2012.

2011 FOREIGN LICENSURE EXAMINATION FOR ARCHITECTS (FLEA) MIDDLE EAST (ME) RESULTS RELEASED

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC, the “Commission”) announces that 203 out of 423 (48%) passed the architect licensure examination given by the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture (PRBoA) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE); in Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and in Doha, Qatar this December 2011.

1
VLADEMIR CANDELARIO FIGURACION
NUEVA ECIJA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-CABANATUAN)
86.80
2
REYNALDO DELA CRUZ DIZON
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY- MANILA
85.80
3
LEANDRO PASCUA DINGAYAN
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
85.20
4
CHRISTOPHER RODRIGO ALIPALO DELGADO JR
LA CONSOLACION COLLEGE-BACOLOD CITY
82.10
5
MARLON AYUBAN LASCANO
ADAMSON UNIVERSITY
81.40
6
CARLITO PANTINO ALBERTO
POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MAIN-STA. MESA
81.10
7
ERIC GARCIA GONZALEZ
UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
80.90
8
ARNOLD ALQUERO DATU
FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY-MANILA
80.80
9
WILFREDO DALAWAMPU ABARQUEZ
TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES - MANILA
80.50
10
MARC JIM SORREDA SALMORIN
TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES - QUEZON CITY
80.40
DANIEL ALMIRAÑEZ VILLABROZA
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY- MANILA
80.40



1 ABADILLA, ALFREDO EMPRESE
2 ABANIA, AUDIEMAR DE GUZMAN
3 ABARQUEZ, WILFREDO DALAWAMPU
4 ADAN, JOSE JR PONCE
5 ADONA, RIO ALLAN NUQUI
6 AGETANO, PAUL ADRIAN GALVEZ
7 AGUILA, JAKE ROYCE LEYESA
8 ALBERTO, CARLITO PANTINO
9 ALFARAS, JENNIFER ESTILLOMO
10 ALIMODIAN, FAUSTINO JR ARQUIZA
11 ALOG, ALVIN ANGELES
12 ALTAMIRANO, RANDY LLANES
13 AMORANTO, MARIA LEONOR CENTENO
14 AROMIN, CELESTINO JR GAPASIN
15 ASPERILLA, ARIES ANTONIO
16 ASUNCION, ROLAND DITANGAN
17 AVELINO, CYRUS CONRAD GENILLA
18 AVES, SAEL JAROGON
19 AVILLANO, KRISTINE GERMAN
20 AZCUETA, LUISITO NAVARRO
21 BACANI, EMMANUEL HERNAN
22 BACCAY, KRISTOFFER ALLAN KABLUYEN
23 BACUS, DIXON OBADO
24 BAIDIANGO, RHODEM DENNIS ROSAURO
25 BALAJULA, PETER SISO
26 BALTAR, ELEAZAR DENOLO
27 BENITEZ, GLEN BOHEMIA
28 BERNABE, RUBEN JR SEVILLA
29 BERNARDINO, WILSON DANCIL
30 BONITA, ROMMEL ARNADO
31 BORATA, MARILOU PATRIMONIO
32 BORJA, WILSON DELA CRUZ
33 BUCOL, ROMEO OLAN
34 BUEZA, GILBERT BUENAFLOR
35 BURTON, JASPHER JAY GEPTE
36 CABANELA, ERNESTO JR REOLENTE
37 CACERES, LUNA REYES
38 CALMA, ABRAHAM JR GUEVARRA
39 CARLOS, BENSON DELA CRUZ
40 CASTRO, JOVITO ZAPANTA
41 CELLO, EMMA PENTINIO
42 CERRADO, CHRISTINE BONGAO
43 CO, JOHNIELYN BALBIN
44 COLUMNA, ISIDRO JR MORAL
45 CRISOSTOMO, MA JOVITA NINEVEH ESCARO
46 CRUZ, MENERISSA PINGOL
47 DACIR, DENNIS SAN ANTONIO
48 DAKIS, REDENTOR III DE GUZMAN
49 DATU, ARNOLD ALQUERO
50 DAVID, DARWIN OCAMPO
51 DAYAG, BENNEDICT CORDOVA
52 DE LA CRUZ, HENSCHEL VASQUEZ
53 DE LA ROSA, BRIAN CAPISTRANO
54 DECANO, JOEFREY DOLORES
55 DECENA, MICHELLE LUKE CUNANAN
56 DEL ROSARIO, RHODORA POTENCIANO
57 DELA CRUZ, JONATHAN DEL ROSARIO
58 DELA CRUZ, MARIA WILMA CHING
59 DELA CRUZ, MERWIN CUESTA
60 DELA FUENTE, ROCKY MARK PANGAN
61 DELGADO, CHRISTOPHER RODRIGO JR ALIPALO
62 DERAMA, NICOLAS LICAYAN
63 DIAMLA, AL MALIK MALINAO
64 DIMANDAL, TOMMY ESPIRITU
65 DINGAYAN, LEANDRO PASCUA
66 DIOLAZO, SHERWIN MONTEMAYOR
67 DIZON, REYNALDO DELA CRUZ
68 DOLLENTAS, RAMIL VINLUAN
69 ENCINAS, IDONAH STA CRUZ
70 ERMITA, MANOLITO ENDAYA
71 ESAGAN, JULIUS SOTTO
72 ESCLETO, CHRISTIAN DEMAALA
73 ESTENOR, MARIO ANGELO GRAFIL
74 EUSEBIO, MICHAEL ALMODIEL
75 FAJARDO, BUTCH PUNTIL
76 FAJARDO, SHERRYL TACULOG
77 FIGURACION, VLADEMIR CANDELARIO
78 GABRIEL, MARIA CRISTINA IGNACIO
79 GABRIEL, VIRGILIO GABANAN
80 GAGARIN, EDSEL DADOBO
81 GAGARIN, RUBEN SORIA
82 GALANG, NONITO NUNAG
83 GALVEZ, JEAN CRYSELLE BAGALAWIS
84 GAMAYO, LE YOU ANNE LAENO
85 GARCIA, GUILIANO BUCU
86 GATCHALIAN, BRIAN BANCA
87 GATPANDAN, RAYMOND SANTOS
88 GATTOC, ANALIZA DELA CRUZ
89 GENTAPANAN, JOHN TORRE
90 GERONIMO, RUTH ORTEGA
91 GIERE, CHARMAE LIBOON
92 GITGANO, ROBBIE ROBERT BACOLOD
93 GOMEZ, EDMIL DE JESUS
94 GOMEZ, MELITO MARAMAG
95 GONZALEZ, ERIC GARCIA
96 GUMAPAS, JELENE ESTRELLA
97 HALIM, ADOLFO DOMINIANO
98 HERNANDEZ, JOSEPHINE MASCARIÑA
99 HERNANDEZ, ROMMEL YASON
100 JABONETE, MARITES CARNAY
101 JAOCHICO, JEFFRY CLIMACO
102 JARING, RONALDO YANDOC
103 JAVILLO, LIBERATO JAVINAR
104 JUNTILLA, SAMSON FULACHE
105 KINTANAR, JOSE REDEMPTO JR LIGARAY
106 LAGUS, CHADY ANN ROLDAN
107 LASCANO, MARLON AYUBAN
108 LAZARTE, BERNABE JR CABANILLA
109 LINGAD, JAY RONN MAGTANONG
110 LONTAYAO, ANA MARIE MORTEL
111 LONTAYAO, GERRY LEGASPI
112 MAAÑO, JOHN CHRISTOPHER LETADA
113 MACAPIL, RYAN LIMACO
114 MADRID, DANILO FERNANDO
115 MALIGALIG, JOSEPH MEDRANO
116 MAMALIAS, MANUELITO AGUSPINA
117 MAMARIL, ODESSA PRADO
118 MANDAPAT, JOSEPH ALMOGUERA
119 MANINANG, RAYMOND PAULO
120 MANUEL, ROLANDO DELA CRUZ
121 MAPUE, ERICSON FUENTES
122 MARAÑO, JOVE REOLO
123 MARIANO, VOLTAIRE LAGON
124 MAÑALAC, RODEL SARANGAN
125 MEDINA, ROBERT FERRER
126 MEJILLANO, EDMUNDO JR DAIZ
127 MENDOZA, LLOYD SEMINE
128 MENDOZA, MAYLO HERBISE
129 METRO, JOSE JR NUEVA
130 MIRANDA, EMIL MALANG
131 MOLINA, CHRISTIAN LEO GLORIOSO
132 MONGCAL, TERRENCE BACULANA
133 MORFE, AILEEN OQUIALDA
134 MORTEL, CARMELO ANASTACIO
135 MUSA, JOSEPH MALINIS
136 NACAR, JAYSON JANAIRO
137 NAZARENO, ANTHONY MORALES
138 NERI, ORLANDO MONTERAS
139 NUCUM, ROWEL SUNGA
140 NUEVO, JAYSON GANDALLA
141 OCAMPO, REA LEJARZO
142 ODTUHAN, GIOVANNI FLOTIBLE
143 OPEÑA, EMMANUEL RONCESBALLES
144 ORDOÑA, ANTONIO JR ALMONACID
145 ORILLA, PERCIVAL DE LUNA
146 ORLINA, ALLAN GAO-AY
147 OSIA, BRYAN DIMAANO
148 OTANI, ERWIN ARANAS
149 PAHITA, ALLAN DE VEGA
150 PALACAY, RONALD FAROLAN
151 PALASIGUE, FERDINAND SANTIAGO
152 PALMARES, ORLANDO ENCENARES
153 PAREJA, WODERICK MERCADERO
154 PARROCHA, MARIA CZARINA SURETA
155 PASTURAN, JULIE ANN YU
156 PATAG, JANDY GEFF BALAJADIA
157 PAULITE, FREDIE RICK BURCE
158 PESONILA, ELBEN ABOTANATIN
159 PLATIL, EDGAR ALLAN MERANO
160 PREDIGUA, ARIEL BATULA
161 PUNLA, RAY ANN VIVIT
162 QUIJANA, RONALDO CORPUZ
163 RAMIREZ, ALBERTO DELA CRUZ
164 RAMIREZ, EMMANUEL SANTIAGO
165 RAQUEPO, ANTHONY RIALUBIN
166 REDONDO, MICHAEL PEQUERAS
167 REPOLLO, PAULO FERNANDEZ
168 REYES, ARCHIBALD TRINIDAD
169 REYES, LITO MAGTANONG
170 SACRAMENTO, CRISTOBAL ANIANO
171 SAKILAN, KHARELLY OLIVAR
172 SALMORIN, MARC JIM SORREDA
173 SAN GABRIEL, RANDOLF CUEVO
174 SANDOVAL, MARK ARMAND CHESTER SISON
175 SANTIAGO, LOUISE MARI GANZAGAN
176 SANTIAGO, RENATO JUNIOR VALENCIA
177 SANTOS, JEFFREY DE LEON
178 SANTOS, LANA MAE PASCUAL
179 SANTOS, PAUL ANDREW DELA CRUZ
180 SAWADJAAN, MAHMUR BAHARAIN
181 SONGCO, ARISTEO ESPINOSA
182 SORIANO, MICHAEL CILO
183 TAMARES, JIHAN UY
184 TAN, JAYCEE DUQUE
185 TAN, YUSOP SOON
186 TEJERERO, MARLON CASELA
187 TELADA, ALBERT JINANG
188 TING, ALBERTO LAURENTE
189 TORREFIEL, MELANIE SEBASTIAN
190 UGALE, RICKY FLORANTE TIMPOG
191 UMLAS, WILLIAM PENA
192 UY, GEORGE MANIPON
193 VALDEZ, JEFFREY BUQUING
194 VALENCIA, JOSE DANIEL SUCALDITO
195 VALENCIA, LEODEMAR JOSEPH BARTOLOME
196 VALEROZO, GILBERT PARPAN
197 VENASQUEZ, NESTOR PINEDA
198 VERGARA, NOLITO CANDIA
199 VILLABROZA, DANIEL ALMIRAÑEZ
200 YALUNG, ARIES YABUT
201 YALUNG, GREGORIO DAVID
202 ZABALA, CESAR JR VALDEZ
203 ZAMUDIO, JOSE ESMERALDO OLINO
NOTHING FOLLOWS----------------------

Monday, 19 December 2011

Construction Tour


UAP Center for Career Development reviewees during the Construction Tour held last October 15, 2011 at Robinson’s Mall and Residences at Doña Hemady and N. Domingo Streets, Aurora Boulevard New Manila, Quezon City.
 

Friday, 16 December 2011

June 2012 Review Schedule

Review Class for the June 2012 LEA will start February 6, 2012.

MWF Class (6:00-9:00pm)
start February 6, 2012
Fee: P8,500.00

Saturday Class (8:00am - 6:00pm)
start February 11, 2012
Fee: P8,500.00

Design Class (TBA)
Fee: P3,500.00

Registration is now on-going. Reservation fee of P1,000.00 is required.

The date for the examination is June 8 and 10, 2012. Deadline for application is May 21, 2012.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Prayer for Board Exam and Review

Prayer for Preparation to Study

Grant me peace, O God, as I open my books and notes. Open my mind to Thy will, and may I dedicate these hours to Thy Son, Jesus Christ.

Offer me insight, O Lord, that I might understand these things, and see them as a part of Thy Kingdom.

May I offer Thee my best in reading and learning that it may be a part of my discipleship.

O Jesus Christ, may this be a worthy time that is faithful to Thee and bring me closer to the goals I have in order to serve Thee. I offer this time and prayer in Thy holy Name. Amen.

Prayer Before an Exam

O wise God, I pray that my mind might be rested, my body energized, and my spirit inspired for the exam I must write.

Grant me peace and assurance so that I might do the best I am able, regardless of what that might be.

Be with my fellow students and may I be a good example to them, offering reassurance and confidence regardless of how I feel.

May I be honest and insightful, and able to give a true record of what I have learned. In the end, may any disappointment be born with grace, and any joy accompanied with humility.

I write this exam with Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer For Peace of Mind

In this time of anxiety, O loving God, grant me peace of mind. Quiet any distress and allow me to see clearly my mission and discipleship.

I pray for my examiners as well as for myself, so that they might be wise in their questioning so that it will allow for a true accounting of my learning and understanding.

May the memory of my family and friends remind me of their support, regardless of outcome, united with them in the spirit of love.

May I be wise enough to gain enough rest so all might be ready, my thoughts organized, and my life dedicated to serve Thee whatever the cost, through the love of Jesus Christ, my Saviour. Amen.

Prayer in a Time of Anxiety

When I am truly anxious, O God, remind me of my love of Thy Son, Jesus Christ. May I realize that I will not be abandoned, but am accompanied always by Him.

Dispel any sense of self-concern, and remind me that others are feeling the same tensions, which is only natural in times of stress.

Grant me insight, God of Wisdom, to see the things that have been taught, to understand them in the unfolding story of Thy Creation, and our place within it.

May I lay my head down to rest confident that Thou art always with us, through the love and affection of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, my Redeemer and Lord. Amen.

Prayer Before Retiring at Night

God of strength and of comfort, I close the day with thoughts of Thee.

As I turn myself over to the sleep of the present night, grant that Thy benediction may be upon me, and all whom I love. We depend upon Thy care, and pray that we may awake reassured of Thy presence.

No matter how late it might be, nor how early I might have to arise, may this time of sleep help to restore my calmness and perceptiveness, so that when I open my eyes next, I shall be ready to continue my study and service of Thee.

In the last moments of consciousness, I resign my life and purpose to Thee, and to Thy Son, Jesus Christ, in whose Name I pray. Amen.

Prayer When I Awake

May my first thoughts be of Thee, O Light of Life, and may I dedicate all that I do these coming hours to Thy glory.

If my task be to study, may I do it without hesitation. If I face an examination, may I meet it with determination and goodwill.

As I cast off the hour(s) of sleep, and prepare for my responsibilities for the day, may I always remember that Thou art with me in the person of Thy Son, Jesus Christ.

As I awaken, quicken my mind, enlarge my heart, and grant me wisdom to do my best in all I do this day.

May I be a true steward of the time I have this day, and dedicate all that I do to the love and care of my Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayers for Students During Exams
First Day of Exams

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and they who live by it grow in understanding. Praise will be His for ever." Psalm 111: 10 (REB)

O wise God, I pray that my mind might be rested, my body energized, and my spirit inspired for the exam I must write.

Grant me peace and assurance so that I might do the best I am able, regardless of what that might be.

Be with my fellow students that I might be a good example to them of faithfulness, offering reassurance and confidence regardless of how I feel.

May I be honest and insightful, able to give a true record of what I have learned this past term. In the end, may any disappointment be born with grace and any joy accompanied with humility.

I write this examination with Thee, O God. Amen.

Second Day of Exams

"Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. … The first step to wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and knowledge of the Most Holy One is understanding." Proverbs 9: 1,10 (REB)

Whether I have an exam or not, incline my ear to Thy word, and open my eyes to Thy presence. It is so easy to forget that Thou art with us.

Direct my energy to the accomplishment of Thy will for me, allowing my spirit to detect the direction in which I might best be Thy disciple.

Today I find myself immersed in words, sentences, symbols and equations – whatever language which my subject uses. May they speak clearly and with distinction.

May my desk be an altar where I may lay down my life through my efforts, and dedicate it all to Thee by quickening my knowledge for Thy will to be done. Amen.

Third Day of Exams

"When I look up at your heavens, the work of your fingers, at the moon and the stars you have set in place, what is a frail mortal, that you should be mindful of him, a human being, that you should take notice of him?" Psalm 8: 3,4 (REB)

Wondrous God, we look at Creation when we study, and see so much. We see the works of Thy fingers in the majesty of science and the arts, telling us that these are the implements by which we build Thy Kingdom.

We are in awe of the infinity of Thy universe, and seek to know as much as we are able. May the combination of all our minds open to us an understanding of the meaning of it all.Armed with this vision, may we explore the knowledge we have and use it wisely. In our examinations, may we display our knowledge with reverence and duty,

"Lord our Sovereign, how glorious is your Name throughout the world!" (Psalm 8: 9 (REB)) Amen.


O loving and merciful God, My whole existence depends on you, I ask you to send your Holy Spirit into my heart and mind. Fill me with your grace, beyond my own personal strength, So that I can dedicate the time and energy I need, to study. Give me the strength to resist the distractions from studying. When I am studying by myself, help me to remember that You are my companion, and that I am never alone. Help my teachers to explain things clearly. Help me to respect them. Help me to pay attention and to listen well in class. Give me the courage to ask questions when I don't understand. Give me the humility to ask for help when I need it. Help me to accept my results After I have done all I can do. Give me a spirit of gratitude For the privilege of learning at this school, While many people in the world do not get such a good opportunity. Help me to make the most of the wonderful gifts you have given me, And to return them to you with generosity. You have been with me through rough times in the past. Help me to trust that you are here with me now. Give me hope for the future, And help me to trust that, whatever the future brings, You are already there waiting for me With your loving embrace. I Offer you this prayer through your Son, My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who lives and reigns with you, forever and ever. Amen

Exam Prayer


As Exam Day Approaches

O God of Wisdom, I thank you for the knowledge gained and the learning experiences of this year. I come to you on this day and ask you to enlighten my mind and heart. Let your Holy Spirit be with me as I prepare for exams, guiding my studies, and giving me insight so that I can perform to be best of my ability. Please grant me the strength to handle the pressure of these final days of the term, the confidence to feel secure in my knowledge, and the ability to keep an appropriate perspective through it all. Help me to keep in mind what is truly important, even as I focus my time and energy on these exams in the immediate future. Finally, may I sense your peace in knowing that I applied myself to the challenges of this day. I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino for success in Examinations.

This powerful prayer is very effective in examinations. It has to be said before appearing in the examination. There are two variants to this prayer. Both the prayers are equally effective. You can choose any one of these:-


First Prayer

O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.

Through Christ our Lord.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for us.

Amen.

Second Prayer

O St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew. Grant that I may like you succeed in the (here mention the name of Examination eg. History paper I ) examination.

In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.

O St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me

O Holy Ghost enlighten me

Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me

Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me.


Remember, when you succeed in the exams then you should thank St. Joseph of Cupertino in the Newspaper or HERE.

The Difference


I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish, I didn't have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me and grew heavier with each task;
Why doesn't God help me, I wondered; He answered, "You didn't ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on, gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show me - He said, "But you didn't seek."

I tried to come into God's presence; I used all my keys at the lock;
God gently and lovingly chided, "My child, you didn't knock."

I woke up early this morning and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish that I had to take time to pray.

Friday, 4 November 2011

History and Theory of Architecture Quiz


Here is a sample quiz for History of Architecture (see scope of subject below this post) which is given in the morning of Day 1 of the Architects Licensure Examination. Try this quiz as part of your review.

There are 15 questions in this Quiz. You may repeat the quiz by refreshing your browser and different questions will appear.. Enjoy!!!

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HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE

A. Rationale and Description

1. Understanding and analyses of architectural manifestations from the beginning of civilization to contemporary periods of development; and
2. Understanding and analyses of the influences of environmental, historical and socio-cultural factors and their relevance to the development of art, buildings, structures and of human settlements.

B. Terminal Competencies for LEA Candidates

1. Ability to relate the history of arts and architecture as well as the technologies and human sciences to considerations of ecology and sustainable development;
2. Ability to identify/ differentiate, analyze and compare evolved architectural styles; 
3. Ability to relate past architectural styles to the development of present-day utility and construction systems/ technologies;
4. Ability to help reinforce culture and architecture as reflected in tradition, convention and/ or current practices;
5. Ability to utilize insights in the history of the human community/ settlements planning and design, with special emphasis on Asian structures/ buildings/ settlements;
6. Ability to relate the evolution of Philippine architecture to historical and present-day architecture in Asia and elsewhere.

C. Scope

1.. Introduction

a. The origin of architecture;
b. Historic styles of architecture; and
c. Factors affecting architectural solutions and styles.

2. Pre-Historic Architecture
a. Centers of development; and
b. Dolmen, Menhir, Cromlech. 

3. Historic Styles of Architecture
a. Period/ extent and centers of development;
b. Factors that affect the development of architectural solutions and styles (historical, environmental and socio-cultural);
c. General characteristics (architectural, structural, decorative, etc.);
d. General contributions; and
e. Notable examples.

3.1 Ancient architecture and the Western succession
a. Egyptian;
b. West Asiatic;
c. Greek;
d. Roman;
e. Early Christian;
f. Byzantine;
g. Romanesque Architecture in Europe;
h. Gothic Architecture in Europe;
i. Renaissance Architecture in Europe;
j. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century in Great Britain;
k. Architecture of Africa, Australia and New Zealand;
1. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture in Continental Europe; and
m. Architecture of the Americas.

3.2 Architecture in Asia and the Pacific Region

3.3 Architecture in the Philippines

a. Architectural legacies
a.1 Vernacular,  Folk and Pre-Spanish Architecture (before 1550 A.D.);
a.2 Spanish Colonial Architecture (1550-1899 A.D.);
a.3 American Colonial Architecture (1900-1945);
a.4 Architecture of the Commonwealth Period and of the Post-World War II period (1946-2000); and 
a.5 21st Century Philippine Architecture (2001 to present).

b. Architectural preservation, conservation and restoration

c. Pillars of Philippine Architecture
c.1 Philosophies of Famous Filipino Architects; and
c.2 Examples of great works.


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Filipino Construction Terms

FILIPINO CONSTRUCTION TERMS 1. POSTE - HALIGE
2. GUILILAN - GIRDER
3. SULERAS - JOIST
4. SAHIG, SUELO - FLOORING
5. SEPO - GIRT
6. BIGA - BEAM
7. BARAKILAN - BOTTOM CHORD
8. REOSTRA - PURLIN
9. SENEPA - FASCIA BOARD
10. KOSTILYAHE - CEILING JOIST
11. TABIKE - SIDING (EXTERNAL)
12. PILARETE - STUD (VERTICAL)
13. PABALAGBAG - STUD (HORIZONTAL)
14. PASAMANO - WINDOW SILL
15. SUMBRERO - WINDOW HEAD
16. HAMBA - WINDOW JAMB / DOOR JAMB
17. SINTURON - COLLAR PLATE
18. HARDINERA - STRINGER (OPEN)
19. MADRE (de escalera) - STRINGER (CLOSED)
20. BAYTANG - TREAD
21. TAKIP (SILIPAN) - RISER

22. GABAY - HANDRAIL
23. MULDURA - MOULDING
24. SIBE - EAVE
25. BOLADA - PROJECTION
26. BALANGKAS - FRAME WORK
27. KANAL - GUTTER
28. ALULOD - CONDUCTOR
29. PLANCHUELA - W. I. STRAP
30. PIERNO - BOLT
31. PLANCHA - SCAFFOLDING
32. ESTAKA - STAKE
33. KUSTURADA - PLASTERED COURSE
34. PALITADA - STUCCO OR PLASTER
35. REBOCADA - SCRATCH COAT
36. PIKETA - PICKWORK (on masonry) 37. MONYEKA - VARNISH FINISH
38. BIENTO - SPACING OF GAP
39. LARGA MASA - CONCRETE SLAB(rough)
40. ASINTADA - ALIGNMENT
41. HULOG - PLUMB LINE
42. BALDOSA - CEMENT TILE
43. LADRILYO - CEMENT BRICK
44. BATIDORA - DOOR FILLET
45. KANAL - GROOVE
46. HASPE - GOOD GRAIN
47. PLANTILYA - PATTERN / SCHEDULE
48. BISAGRA - HINGE
49. DE BANDEHA - PANELED DOOR
50. ESCOMBRO - EARTHFILL
51. LASTILYAS - MASONRY FILL
52. LIYABE - ADOBE ANCHOR
53. HINANG - SOLDER
54. ESTANYO - NICOLITE BAR
55. SUBAN, SUBUHAL - TEMPER (metal work)
56. PIE DE GALLO - DIAGONAL BRACE
57. PUNSOL - NAIL SETTER
58. POLEYA - WIRING KNOB
59. ESPOLON - CABINET HINGE

Plumbing Symbols

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Building Materials & Construction Quiz


Here is a sample quiz on Building Technology (Materials and Methods of Construction) which is given in the afternoon session of Day 1 board examinations (see scope of subject below this post). Some questions in the recent board exams given in Day 1 are included in this compilation of more than 700+ questions. Try this quiz as part of your review.

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BUILDING MATERIALS , ARCHITECTURAL SPECIFICATIONS  AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION

A. Rationale and Description
1. Understanding of the properties of building construction and finishing materials; their application and articulation; systems and methods of specifying and construction;
2. Awareness of the different types/ formats of architectural specifications and presentations i.e. specifications brief, outline specifications, specifications matrix, technical specifications, schedules of finishes/ fenestrations (doors and windows)/ fixtures (sanitary, electrical, etc.)/ furniture (assembled, custom, etc.)/ equipment/ hardware, etc. ;
3.    Understanding of the types of con¬struction systems and methods; and
4. Application of certain management principles relative to the realization of the various stages of construction (including pre-construction and post-construction)

B.  Terminal Competencies for LEA Candidates
1. Ability to promote awareness and to apply in practice the principles of public safety through the correct specification and application of construction and finishing materials;
2. Ability to utilize the basic properties and compositions of construction and finishing materials, including their basic application and articulation for the building envelope;
3. Ability to specify appropriate building materials considering their applicability, practicability and functionality and in accordance with the standard and uniform system of architectural and/ or building specification e.g. Masterformat, etc.;
4. Ability to expresses the language of building materials, both in English and the vernacular e.g. Filipino, as used in the construction and design industries;
5. Ability to apply the essentials of architectural specification writing in identifying, recommending and using the appropriate type of materials for a particular building situation and/ or condition;
6. Ability to utilize architectural specifications as non-graphical tool to fully complement architectural working drawings;
7. Ability to promote awareness and to apply in practice the principles of public safety through systems and methods of construction;
8. Ability to describe the essentials of working drawing production through the language of graphical presentation;
9. Ability to translate conceptual architectural designs into architectural working drawings;
10. Ability to do detailing for architectural working drawings;
11. Ability to apply methods and techniques in the production of construction drawings/ documents for the construction, erection or assembly of a building/ structure;
12. Ability to describe essential concepts and principles relative to construction, erection, assembly and fabrication of various types of common buildings;
13. Ability to apply the different methods and techniques of estimating different quantities of materials, equipment and labor for use as a basis for sound project programming, scheduling and control;
14. Ability to describe the fundamental principles governing the design, purpose and application of the different types of non-conventional systems of construction and the advantages of using such systems;
15. Ability to provide some architectural working details for the various types of alternative building construction systems and components;
16. Ability to describe the latest system/s available in the construction industry; and
17. Ability to comprehend tender and construction documents and to understand the basic functions and legal importance of such documents.

C. Scope
The applicable architectural specifications for the following conventional and alternative building works:
a. Non-engineering civil works;
b. Carpentry and joinery;
Concrete and masonry;
d. Various metal works;
e. Structural steel for architectural applications;
f. Concrete and reinforced concrete for architectural applications;
g. Waterproofing, damp-roofing, insulation and the like;
h. Glass and glazing;
i. Painting and varnishing;
j. Doors, Windows and Other Fenestrations;
k. Hardware; and
1. Specialty works (pre-fabrication, vaults, signage, parking systems, etc.)

           The methods of construction for the following conventional and alternative building works:
a. Non-engineering civil works;
b. Carpentry and joinery;
c. Concrete and masonry;
d. Various metal works;
e. Structural steel for architectural applications;
f. Concrete and reinforced concrete for architectural applications;
g. Waterproofing, damp-roofing, sound and thermal insulation and the like;
h. Glass and glazing;
i. Painting and varnishing;
j. Doors, Windows and Other Fenestrations;
k. Hardware; and
1. Specialty works (pre-fabrication, vaults, signage, parking systems, etc.)


Monday, 3 October 2011

Building Utilities Quiz


Here is a sample quiz for Building Utilities: Electrical and Electronic Systems and Equipment, including Lighting and Acoustics (see scope of subject below this post) which is given in the afternoon of Day 1 of the Architects Licensure Examination. Try this quizzes as part of your review.

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UTILITIES

A. Rationale and Description
1. Understanding of the basic practices, principles, general design and installation and/or construc-tion of utilities required for a building/ struc¬ture and its grounds/premises;
2. Understanding and analyses of utility, facility, and equipment require¬ments in relation to aesthetics, function, and stability of a building/ structure and its pre¬mises.

B.  Terminal Competencies for LEA Candidates
1. Ability to identify and apply the fundamentals of building utilities and systems;
2. Ability to apply fundamental concepts and principles covering the general design and installation of electrical, mechanical, electronic/ communications, fire protection, building management, plumbing and sanitary systems, waste management systems, and the like in buildings and its grounds, consistent with trade practices and recommendations by the pertinent professionals;
3. Ability to applies the pertinent code provisions relative to the planning/ lay-outing, design, installation, operation and maintenance of such utility systems and their components;
4. Ability to converse and coordinate with the professionals and their staff concerned with such utility systems and components;
5. Ability to apply the basic principles of planning, designing, operating and maintaining such utility systems and components;
6. Ability to identify and to apply  the different important aspects of acoustics and lighting as these relate to planning and design principles for buildings/ structures and their grounds; and
7. Ability to relate the psychological and physiological effects of such utility systems, sound and light on building occupants/ end-users.

C. Scope
Design and construction and/or installation of the following utility systems and their respective components:

1. Sanitary and Plumbing Systems and Equipment
a. Water source, storage, supply and distribu¬tion;
b. Plumbing rough-in and fixtures;
c. Drainage and sewerage systems; and
d. Waste collection, disposal, treatment and/or recycling.

2. Mechanical Systems
a. Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems;
b. Conveyors and other building mechanical equipment e.g. elevators, funiculars, escalators, walkalators, etc.;

3. Electrical and Other Power Systems
a. Electrical power and lighting supply, distri¬bution and fixtures; and
b. Electrical power source and alternative power sources.

4. Acoustics and Illumination
a. The psycho-physics of acoustics and lighting; and
b. Acoustical treatment and corrections.

5. Disaster Prevention and Protection Systems; Security Systems
a. Building fire-fighting, prevention, and pro¬tection apparatus;
b. Installation and/or construction of the different protection systems;
c. Materials and fixtures; and
d. Disaster prevention and mitigation systems.

6. Communication Systems
a. Electronics system; and
b. Telephone, intercom, internet/ DSL, cable TV, audio/video facilities, public address (PA) system, etc.

7. Building management and other systems
a. Climate/ lighting/ security controls and related applications for buildings/ structures;
b. Robotics and related intelligent building features.


BldgLaws Quiz 3 - Housing, BP344, etc.










Here's Part 2 of Building Laws Quiz on the IRR of the Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008 - RA 9514.

There will be 30 questions randomly picked from a database of 200+ questions.
Each time you take the quiz, there will be different questions appearing. Enjoy!!!



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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

BldgLaws Quiz 1 - National Building Code


Here is a sample quiz for Building Laws (National Building Code of the Philippines - NBCP) which is given in the morning of Day 1 as well as in Day 2 (Design Exam) of the Architects Licensure Examination. Try this quizzes as part of your review.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Senate Bill 2109 - FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 544, AS AMENDED, OR THE CIVIL ENGINEERING LAW

SBN 2109 - FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 544, AS AMENDED, OR THE CIVIL ENGINEERING LAW

FIFTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE )
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
First Regular Session )

S E N A T E

S. B. No. 2109

Introduced by Senator FRANCIS G. ESCUDERO

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Civil Engineering Law, Republic Act No. 544, which governs the practice of Civil Engineering in the Philippines, was last amended 49 years ago.

Since then, the number of registered civil engineers has grown to over 100,000 today. A new role for the civil engineer has likewise evolved in the light of the globalization and cross-boarder practice. Whereas before the civil engineer was confined to the application of technical knowledge with a boarder range of issues to deal with, the civil engineer now has to face the challenges of integrating the socio-economic and environmental issues with the technical aspects of the construction projects. The civil engineer is constantly challenged to design and build developments in a manner that is environmentally sound, socially acceptable, and globally competitive.

This bill, with its proposed amendments of the law, seeks to achieve the following objectives:

1. To attune the law to national development needs;

2. To strengthen the profession and enable civil engineers to cope with the formidable challenges brought about by globalization and cross-boarder practice;

3. To continually upgrade the level of competence of the civil engineers through:

a. peer recognition of specialization in civil engineering;
b. continuous professional development; and
c. the strengthening of the accredited professional organization of civil engineers;

In view of the foregoing, the immediate passage of this proposed legislation is earnestly sought.

(Signed)

FRANCIS G. ESCUDERO
Senator

FIFTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE )
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
First Regular Session )

S E N A T E

S. B. No. 2109

Introduced by Senator FRANCIS G. ESCUDERO

AN ACT
FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 544, AS AMENDED, OR THE CIVIL ENGINEERING LAW

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines
in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Sections 2, 4, 13, 16 and 19 of Republic Act No. 544, as amended, are hereby further amended to read as follows:

"Section 2. Definition of Terms.

(a)The practice of civil engineering within the meaning and intent of this Act shall embrace services in the form of consultation, design, preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, erection, installation and supervision of the construction of streets, bridges, highways, railroads, airports and hangars, port works, canals, river and shore improvements, lighthouses, and dry docks; buildings, fixed structures [or irrigation, flood protection, drainage, water supply and sewerage works; demolition of permanent structures; and tunnels. The enumeration of any work in this section shall not be construed as excluding any other work requiring civil engineering knowledge and application.

(b)The term "civil engineer" as used in this act shall mean a person duly registered with the Board for Civil Engineers in the manner as hereinafter provided.

(C)ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (APOCE) SHALL MEAN THE PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (PICE) WHICH IS THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF ALL REGISTERED CIVIL ENGINEERS IN THE PHILIPPINES AS ACCREDITED BY THE PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION."

"Section 4. Powers and duties of the Board. - The Board of Examiners of Civil Engineers is vested with authority, conformable with the provisions of this Act, to administer oaths, issue, suspend and revoke certificates of registration for the practice of civil engineering, [issue certificates of recognition to civil engineers already registered under this Act for advance studies, research, and/ or highly specialized training in any branch of civil engineering, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Public Works and Communications,] to investigate such violations of this Act and the regulations, there-under as may come to the knowledge of the Board and, for this purpose, issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum to secure appearance of witnesses in connection with the charges presented to the Board, to inspect at least once a year educational institutions offering courses in civil engineering, civil engineering works, project or corporations, established in the Philippines and, for safe-guarding of life, health and property, to discharge such other powers and duties as may affect ethical and technological standards of the civil engineering profession in the Philippines. For the purpose of this act, the Director of the Public Works and/or his authorized representative in the provinces and chartered cities shall be ex-officio agents of the Board and as such shall be their duty to help in the enforcement of the provisions of this Act.

The Board may, with the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications issue] PROMULGATE such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. THE LA TEST EDITION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING CODE, THE MANUAL OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF CIVIL ENGINEERS AS PREPARED BY THE APOCE AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD SHALL FORM PART OF THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS. The Board shall also adopt a code of ethics in the practice of civil engineering and have an official seal to authenticate its official documents."

"SECTION 4 (A). CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION - IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF REGISTERED CIVIL ENGINEERS, THE ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (APOCE) BY THE PROFESSIONAL REGULA TION COMMISSION SHALL BE VESTED WITH AUTHORITY CONFORMABLE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT, TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION TO A REGISTERED CIVIL ENGINEER WHO HAS DEMONSTRATED HIS ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING IN A RECOGNIZED BRANCH OF CIVIL ENGINEERING: PROVIDED, THAT AT THE INITIAL EFFECTIVITY OF THIS ACT, THE SPECIALIZATION OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING, GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING, AND WATER RESOURCES AND HYDRAULICS ENGINEERING SHALL BE SO RECOGNIZED. PROVIDED FURTHER, OTHER SPECIALIZATION MAY ADDITIONALLY BE RECOGNIZED BY THE APOCE. SPECIALISTS IN EACH RECOGNIZED BRANCH MA Y FORM A SPECIALTY ORGANIZATION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (SOCE): PROVIDED FURTHER THAT THIS SOCE IS AFFILIATED TO AND RECOGNIZED BY THE APOCE. PROVIDED FINALLY, THERE IS ONLY ONE SOCE FOR EACH RECOGNIZED BRANCH OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO MEMBERSHIP IN OTHER VOLUNTARY PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. THE HOLDER OF SUCH CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION MAY USE THE SPECIALIST TITLE IN THE SIGNING OF RELEV ANT PLANS AND DOCUMENTS. THE APOCE SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND OR REVOKE A CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION PREVIOUSLY ISSUED ON GROUNDS OF VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE PROVISION OF THIS ACT."

"Section 13. Oath of Civil Engineers. - All successful candidates in the examination shall be required to take a professional oath before the Board Examiners of Civil Engineers or other government officials authorized to administer oaths, prior to entering upon the practice of the civil engineering profession. ALL REGISTERED CIVIL ENGINEERS SHALL ALSO TAKE THEIR OATH AS MEMBERS OF THE ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (APOCE) AND SHALL COMPLY WITH ALL THEIR MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT."

"Section 16. Refusal to Issue Certificate - The Board of Examiners for Civil Engineers shall not Issue a certificate to any person convicted by a court of a competent jurisdiction of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude, or to any person guilty of immoral or dishonorable conduct, or to any person of unsound mind. THE BOARD SHALL NOT ISSUE A CERTIFICATE TO ANY PERSON WHO JS NOT A MEMBER OF GOOD STANDING OF THE APOCE. In the vent of a refusal to issue a certificate to any person, the Board shall give to the applicant a written statement setting forth its reason for such action, which statement shall be incorporated in the records of the Board."

"Section 19. Transitory Provisions. As soon as this Act takes effect, any person desiring to practice the profession of civil engineering shall be required to obtain a certificate of registration in the manner and under the conditions hereinafter provided. All civil engineers duly licensed under the provisions of Act Numbered Twenty-nine hundred and eighty-five, as amended, at the time this Act takes effect, shall be automatically registered under the provisions hereof. Certificates of registration held by such persons in good standing shall have the same force and effect as though the same have been issued under the provisions of this Act. CERTIFICATES OF SPECIALIZATION ISSUED TO REGISTERED CIVIL ENGINEER BY THE BOARD OR ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING (APOCE) HELD BY SUCH PERSONS IN GOOD STANDING SHALL HAVE THE SAME FORCE AND EFFECT AS THOUGH THE SAME HAVE BEEN ISSUED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT."

SEC. 2. Repealing Clause. - All other laws, decrees, presidential issuances, proclamations, and administrative regulations inconsistent with or contrary to the provisions of this Act are hereby amended, modified or repealed accordingly, specifically, among others, Executive Order No. 495
dated 06 December 1992.

SEC. 3. Separabilily Clause. - In the event that any provision of this Act is declared void or unconstitutional such declaration shall not affect the validity of the unaffected provisions of this Act.

SEC. 4. Effectivity Clause. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its complete publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

Approved,

Monday, 15 August 2011

Building Laws

PD 1096: National Building Code
* Implementing Rules & Regulations
   IRR Rules I-VI
   IRR Rules VII
   IRR Rules VIII
   IRR Rules IX-XXI

RA 9514: Fire Code of the Philippines
* Implementing Rules & Regulations

PD 856: Code on Sanitation of the Philippines
* Implementing Rules & Regulations

BP 344: Accessibility Law
* Implementing Rules & Regulations

PD 957: The Subdivision & Condominium Buyers Protective Decree
* Implementing Rules & Regulations

BP 220: Standards for Economic and Socialized Housing

PD 1216: Defining "Open Space" in Residential Subdivisions

PD 1067: The Water Code of the Philippines

PD 856: Code on Sanitation of the Philippines
* Implementing Rules & Regulations

RA 9154 Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Fourteenth Congress
Second Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-eight day of July, two thousand eight.
Republic Act No. 9514 December 19, 2008
Repealed PD 1185
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE FIRE CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, REPEALING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1185 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled::
Section 1. This Act shall be known as the "Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008".
Section 2. It is the policy of the State to ensure public safety and promote economic development through the prevention and suppression of all kinds of destructive fires and promote the professionalization of the fire service as a profession. Towards this end, the State shall enforce all laws, rules and regulations to ensure adherence to standard fire prevention and safety measures, and promote accountability for fire safety in the fire protection service and prevention service.
Section 3. Definition of Terms. - As used in this Fire Code, the following words and phrases shall mean and be construed as indicated:
Abatement - Any act that would remove or neutralize a fire hazard.
Administrator - Any person who acts as agent of the owner and manages the use of a building for him.
Blasting Agent - Any material or mixture consisting of a fuel and oxidizer used to set off explosives.
Cellulose Nitrate Or Nitro Cellulose - A highly combustible and explosive compound produced by the reaction of nitric acid with a cellulose material.
Cellulose Nitrate Plastic (Pyroxylin) - Any plastic substance, materials or compound having cellulose nitrate (nitro cellulose) as base.
Combustible, Flammable or Inflammable - Descriptive of materials that are easily set on fire.
Combustible Fiber - Any readily ignitable and free burning fiber such as cotton, oakum, rags, waste cloth, waste paper, kapok, hay, straw, Spanish moss, excelsior and other similar materials commonly used in commerce.
Combustible Liquid - Any liquid having a flash point at or above 37.8_C (100_F).
Corrosive Liquid - Any liquid which causes fire when in contact with organic matter or with certain chemicals.
Curtain Board - A vertical panel of non-combustible or fire resistive materials attached to and extending below the bottom chord of the roof trusses, to divide the underside of the roof into separate compartments so that heat and smoke will be directed upwards to a roof vent.
Cryogenic - Descriptive of any material which by its nature or as a result of its reaction with other elements produces a rapid drop in temperature of the immediate surroundings.
Damper - A normally open device installed inside an air duct system which automatically closes to restrict the passage of smoke or fire.
Distillation - The process of first raising the temperature in separate the more volatile from the less volatile parts and then cooling and condensing the resulting vapor so as to produce a nearly purified substance.
Duct System - A continuous passageway for the transmission of air.
Dust - A finely powdered substance which, when mixed with air in the proper proportion and ignited will cause an explosion.
Electrical Arc - An extremely hot luminous bridge formed by passage of an electric current across a space between two conductors or terminals due to the incandescence of the conducting vapor.
Ember - A hot piece or lump that remains after a material has partially burned, and is still oxidizing without the manifestation of flames.
Finishes - Materials used as final coating of a surface for ornamental or protective purposes.
Fire - The active principle of burning, characterized by the heat and light of combustion.
Fire Trap - A building unsafe in case of fire because it will burn easily or because it lacks adequate exits or fire escapes.
Fire Alarm - Any visual or audible signal produced by a device or system to warm the occupants of the building or fire fighting elements of the presence or danger of fire to enable them to undertake immediate action to save life and property and to suppress the fire.
Fire Door - A fire resistive door prescribed for openings in fire separation walls or partitions.
Fire Hazard - Any condition or act which increases or may cause an increase in the probability of the occurrence of fire, or which may obstruct, delay, hinder or interfere with fire fighting operations and the safeguarding of life and property.
Fire Lane - The portion of a roadway or publicway that should be kept opened and unobstructed at all times for the expedient operation of fire fighting units.
Fire Protective And Fire Safety Device - Any device intended for the protection of buildings or persons to include but not limited to built-in protection system such as sprinklers and other automatic extinguishing system, detectors for heat, smoke and combustion products and other warning system components, personal protective equipment such as fire blankets, helmets, fire suits, gloves and other garments that may be put on or worn by persons to protect themselves during fire.
Fire Safety Constructions - Refers to design and installation of walls, barriers, doors, windows, vents, means of egress, etc. integral to and incorporated into a building or structure in order to minimize danger to life from fire, smoke, fumes or panic before the building is evacuated. These features are also designed to achieve, among others, safe and rapid evacuation of people through means of egress sealed from smoke or fire, the confinement of fire or smoke in the room or floor of origin and delay their spread to other parts of the building by means of smoke sealed and fire resistant doors, walls and floors. It shall also mean to include the treatment of buildings components or contents with flame retardant chemicals.
Flash Point - The minimum temperature at which any material gives off vapor in sufficient concentration to form an ignitable mixture with air.
Forcing -A process where a piece of metal is heated prior to changing its shape or dimensions.
Fulminate - A kind of stable explosive compound which explodes by percussion.
Hazardous Operation/Process - Any act of manufacturing, fabrication, conversion, etc., that uses or produces materials which are likely to cause fires or explosions.
Horizontal Exit - Passageway from one building to another or through or around a wall in approximately the same floor level.
Hose Box - A box or cabinet where fire hoses, valves and other equipment are stored and arranged for fire fighting.
Hose Reel - A cylindrical device turning on an axis around which a fire hose is wound and connected.
Hypergolic Fuel - A rocket or liquid propellant which consist of combinations of fuels and oxidizers which ignite spontaneously on contact with each other.
Industrial Baking And Drying - The industrial process of subjecting materials to heat for the purpose of removing solvents or moisture from the same, and/or to fuse certain chemical salts to form a uniform glazing the surface of materials being treated.
Jumper - A piece of metal or an electrical conductor used to bypass a safety device in an electrical system.
Occupancy - The purpose for which a building or portion thereof is used or intended to be used.
Occupant - Any person actually occupying and using a building or portions thereof by virtue of a lease contract with the owner or administrator or by permission or sufferance of the latter.
Organic Peroxide - A strong oxidizing organic compound which releases oxygen readily. It causes fire when in contact with combustible materials especially under conditions of high temperature.
Overloading - The use of one or more electrical appliances or devices which draw or consume electrical current beyond the designed capacity of the existing electrical system.
Owner - The person who holds the legal right of possession or title to a building or real property.
Oxidizing Material - A material that readily yields oxygen in quantities sufficient to stimulate or support combustion.
Pressurized Or Forced Draft Burning Equipment - Type or burner where the fuel is subjected to pressure prior to discharge into the combustion chamber and/or which includes fans or other provisions for the introduction of air at above normal atmosphere pressure into the same combustion chamber.
Public Assembly Building - Any building or structure where fifty (50) or more people congregate, gather, or assemble for any purpose.
Public Way - Any street, alley or other strip of land unobstructed from the ground to the sky, deeded, dedicated or otherwise permanently appropriated for public use.
Pyrophoric - Descriptive of any substance that ignites spontaneously when exposed to air.
Refining - A process where impurities and/or deleterious materials are removed from a mixture in order to produce a pure element of compound. It shall also refer to partial distillation and electrolysis.
Self-Closing Doors - Automatic closing doors that are designed to confine smoke and heat and delay the spread of fire.
Smelting - Melting or fusing of metallic ores or compounds so as to separate impurities from pure metals.
Sprinkler System - An integrated network of hydraulically designed piping installed in a building, structure or area with outlets arranged in a systematic pattern which automatically discharges water when activated by heat or combustion products from a fire.
Standpipe System - A system of vertical pipes in a building to which fire hoses can be attached on each floor, including a system by which water is made available to the outlets as needed.
Vestibule - A passage hall or antechamber between the outer doors and the interior parts of a house or building.
Vertical Shaft - An enclosed vertical space of passage that extends from floor to floor, as well as from the base to the top of the building.
Section 4. Applicability of The Code. - The provisions of the Fire Code shall apply to all persons and all private and public buildings, facilities or structures erected or constructed before and after its effectivity.
Section 5. Responsibility for the Enforcement of this Code. - This Code shall be administered and enforced by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), under the direct supervision and control of the Chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection, through the hierarchy of organization as provided for in Chapter VI of Republic Act No. 6975. with the approval of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the BFP, is hereby authorized to:
a. Issue implementing rules and regulations, and prescribe standards, schedules of fees/fire service charges and administrative penalties therefore as provided in the pertinent provisions of this Code;
b. Reorganize the BFP as may be necessary and appropriate;
c. Support and assist fire volunteers, practitioners and fire volunteer organizations in the country who shall undergo mandatory fire suppression, inspection, rescue, emergency medical services and related emergency response trainings and competency evaluations to be conducted by the BFP. In the case of the Fire practitiones, they shall undergo mandatory continuous professional education and competency evaluation of their expertise, knowledge and skills in the area of fire science, engineering and technology to be conducted by the BFP;
The BFP may enter into external party agreements for the conduct of training, education and evaluation of fire volunteers, practitioners and fire volunteer organizations, which shall be under the full control and supervision of the BFP: Provided, however, That during firefighting operations, fire volunteer organizations shall be under the direct operational control of the fire ground commanders of the BFP;
d. Enter into long term agreement, either through public biddings or negotiations in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act No. 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act of 2003, for the acquisition of fire prevention, fire protection and fire fighting investigation, rescue, paramedics, hazardous material handling equipment, supplies, materials and related technical services necessary for the fire services;
e. Enter into Memoranda of Agreement with other departments, bureaus, agencies, offices and corporations of the government, as well as private institutions, in order to define areas of cooperation and coordination and delineate responsibility on fire prevention education, fire safety, fire prevention, fire suppression and other matters of common concern;
f. Call on the police, other law enforcement agencies, and local government assistance to render necessary assistance in the enforcement of this Code;
g. Designate a fire safety inspector through his/her duly authorized representative, who shall conduct an inspection of every building or structure within his area of responsibility at least once a year and every time the owner, administrator or occupant shall renew his/her business permit or permit to operate;
No occupancy permit, business or permit to operate shall be issued without securing a Fire Safety Inspection Certification (FSIC) from the Chief, BFP, or his/her duly authorized representative;
h. Inspect at reasonable time, any building, structure, installation or premises for dangerous or hazardous conditions or materials as set forth in this Code, provided that in case of single family dwelling, an inspection must be upon the consent of the occupant or upon lawful order from the proper court. The Chief, BFP or his/her duly authorized representative shall order the owner/occupant to remove hazardous materials and/or stop hazardous operation/process in accordance with the standards set by this Code or its implementing rules or regulations or other pertinent laws;
i. Where conditions exist and are deemed hazardous to life and property, to order the owner/occupant of any building or structure to summarily abate such hazardous conditions;
j. Require the building owner/occupant to submit plans and specifications, and other pertinent documents of said building to ensure compliance with applicable codes and standards; and
k. Issue a written notice to the owner and/or contractor to stop work on portion of any work due to absence, or in violation of approved plans and specifications, permit and/or clearance or certification as approved by the Chief, BFP or his/her duly authorized representative. The notice shall state the nature of the violation and no work shall be continued on that portion until the violation has been corrected.
Section 6. Technical Staff. - The Chief, BFP shall constitute a technical staff of highly qualified persons who are knowledgeable on fire prevention, fire safety, and fire suppression. They may be drawn not only from the organic members of the BFP and other government offices and agencies, but also from other sources. In the latter case, they will either be appointed into the service or hired as consultants in accordance with law. The technical staff shall study, review and evaluate latest developments and standards on fire technology; prepare plans/programs on fire safety, prevention and suppression and evaluate implementation thereof; develop programs on the professionalization of the fire service; coordinate with appropriate government and private institutions for the offering of college courses on fire technology and fire protection engineering; propose amendments to the Fire Code; advise the Chief, BFP on any matter brought to his attention; and perform such other functions as directed on any matter brought to his attention and perform such other functions as directed by higher authorities.
Section 7. Inspections, Safety Measures, Fire Safety, Constructions, and Protective and/or Warning Systems. - As may be defined and provided in the Rules and Regulations, owners, administrators or occupants of buildings, structures and their premises or facilities and other responsible persons shall be required to comply with the following, as may be appropriate:
a. Inspection Requirement - A fire safety inspection shall be conducted by the Chief, BFP or his duly authorized representative as prerequisite to the grants of permits and/or licenses by local governments and other government agencies concerned, for the:
(1) Use or occupancy of buildings, structures, facilities or their premises including the installation or fire protection and fire safety equipment, and electrical system in any building structure or facility; and
(2) Storage, handling and/or use of explosives or of combustible, flammable, toxic and other hazardous materials;
b. Safety Measures for Hazardous Materials - Fire safety measures shall be required for the manufacture, storage, handling and/or use of hazardous materials involving:
(1) cellulose nitrate plastic of any kind;
(2) combustible fibers;
(3) cellular materials such as foam, rubber, sponge rubber and plastic foam;
(4) flammable and combustible liquids or gases of any classification;
(5) flammable paints, varnishes, stains and organic coatings;
(6) high-piled or widely spread combustible stock;
(7) metallic magnesium in any form;
(8) corrosive liquids, oxidizing materials, organic peroxide, nitromethane, ammonium nitrate, or any amount of highly toxic, pyrophoric, hypergolic, or cryogenic materials or poisonous gases as well as material compounds which when exposed to heat or flame become a fire conductor, or generate excessive smoke or toxic gases;
(9) blasting agents, explosives and special industrial explosive materials, blasting caps, black powder, liquid nitro-glycerine, dynamite, nitro cellulose, fulminates of any kind, and plastic explosives containing ammonium salt or chlorate;
(10) fireworks materials of any kind or form;
(11) matches in commercial quantities;
(12) hot ashes, live coals and embers;
(13) mineral, vegetable or animal oils and other derivatives/by products;
(14) combustible waste materials for recycling or resale;
(15) explosive dusts and vapors; and
(16) agriculture, forest, marine or mineral products which may undergo spontaneous combustion.
(17) any other substance with potential to cause harm to persons, property or the environment because of one or more of the following: a) The chemical properties of the substance; b) The physical properties of the substance; c) The biological properties of the substance. Without limiting the definition of hazardous material, all dangerous goods, combustible liquids and chemicals are hazardous materials.
c. Safety Measures for Hazardous Operation/Processes - Fire Safety measures shall be required for the following hazardous operation/processes:
(1) welding or soldering;
(2) industrial baking and drying;
(3) waste disposal;
(4) pressurized/forced-draft burning equipment;
(5) smelting and forging;
(6) motion picture projection using electrical arc lamps;
(7) refining, distillation and solvent extraction; and
(8) such other operations or processes as may hereafter be prescribed in the Rules and Regulations.
d. Provision on Fire Safety Construction, Protective and Warning System - Owners, occupants or administrator or buildings, structures and their premises or facilities, except such other buildings or structures as may be exempted in the rules and regulations to be promulgated under Section 5 hereof, shall incorporate and provide therein fire safety construction, protective and warning system, and shall develop and implement fire safety programs, to wit:
(1) Fire protection features such as sprinkler systems, hose boxes, hose reels or standpipe systems and other fire fighting equipment;
(2) Fire Alarm systems;
(3) Fire walls to separate adjoining buildings, or warehouses and storage areas from other occupancies in the same building;
(4) Provisions for confining the fire at its source such as fire resistive floors and walls extending up to the next floor slab or roof, curtain boards and other fire containing or stopping components;
(5) Termination of all exits in an area affording safe passage to a public way or safe dispersal area;
(6) Stairway, vertical shafts, horizontal exits and other means of egress sealed from smoke and heat;
(7) A fire exit plan for each floor of the building showing the routes from each other room to appropriate exits, displayed prominently on the door of such room;
(8) Self-closing fire resistive doors leading to corridors;
(9) Fire dampers in centralized airconditioning ducts;
(10) Roof vents for use by fire fighters; and
(11) Properly marked and lighted exits with provision for emergency lights to adequately illuminate exit ways in case of power failure.
Section 8. Prohibited Acts. - The following are declared as prohibited act and omission.
(a) Obstructing or blocking the exit ways or across to buildings clearly marked for fire safety purposes, such as but not limited to aisles in interior rooms, any part of stairways, hallways, corridors, vestibules, balconies or bridges leading to a stairway or exit of any kind, or tolerating or allowing said violations;
(b) Constructing gates, entrances and walkways to buildings components and yards which obstruct the orderly and easy passage of fire fighting vehicles and equipment;
(c) Prevention, interference or obstruction of any operation of the Fire Service, or of duly organized and authorized fire brigades;
(d) Obstructing designated fire lanes or access to fire hydrants;
(e) Overcrowding or admission of persons beyond the authorized capacity in movie houses, theaters, coliseums, auditoriums or other public assembly buildings, except in other assembly areas on the ground floor with open sides or open doors sufficient to provide safe exits;
(f) Locking fire exits during period when people are inside the building;
(g) Prevention or obstruction of the automatic closure of fire doors or smoke partitions or dampers;
(h) Use of fire protective of fire fighting equipment of the fire service other than for fire fighting except in other emergencies where their use are justified;
(i) Giving false or malicious fire alarms;
(j) Smoking in prohibited areas as may be determined by fire service, or throwing of cigars, cigarettes, burning objects in places which may start or cause fire;
(k) Abandoning or leaving a building or structure by the occupant or owner without appropriate safety measures;
(l) Removing. destroying, tampering or obliterating any authorized mark, seal, sign or tag posted or required by the fire service for fire safety in any building, structure or processing equipment; and
(m) Use of jumpers or tampering with electrical wiring or overloading the electrical system beyond its designated capacity or such other practices that would tend to undermine the fire safety features of the electrical system.
Section 9. Violation, Penalties and Abatement of Fire Hazard. - Fire hazards shall be abated immediately. The Chief, BFP or his/her duly authorized representative, upon the report that a violation of this Code or other pertinent laws, rules and regulations is being committed, shall issue notice/order to comply to the owner, administrator, occupant or other person responsible for the condition of the building or structure, indicating among other things, the period within which compliance shall be effected, which shall be within ten (10) to fifteen (15) days after the receipt of the notice/order, depending on the reasonableness to adequately comply with the same.
If, after the lapse of the aforesaid period, the owner, administrator, occupant or other responsible person failed to comply, the Chief, BFP or his/her authorized representative shall put up a sign in front of the building or structure that it is fire hazard. Specifically, the notice shall bear the words "WARNING: THIS BUILDING/STRUCTURE IS A FIRE HAZARD", which shall remain posted until such time that the owner, administrator, occupant or other person responsible for the condition of the building, structure and their premises or facilities abate the same, but such period shall not exceed fifteen (15) days from the lapse of the initial period given in the notice/order to comply.
Finally, with the failure of the owner, administrator, occupant or other person responsible for the condition of the building, structure and their premises or facilities to comply within the period specified above, the Chief, BFP may issue order for such abatement. If the owner, administrator or occupant of buildings, structure and their premises or facilities does not abate the same within the period fixed in said order, the building, structure, premises or facilities shall be ordered closed by the Chief, BFP or his/her duly authorized representative notwithstanding any permit clearance or certificate earlier issued by the local authorities.
Any building or structure assessed and declared by the chief, BFP or his/her duly authorized representative as a firetrap on account of the gravity or palpability of the violation or is causing clear and present imminent fire danger to adjoining establishments and habitations shall be declared a public nuisance, as defined in the Civil Code of the Philippines in a notice to be issued to the owner, administrator, occupant or other person responsible for the condition of the building, structure and their premises or facilities. If the assessed value of the nuisance or the amount to be spent in abating the same is not more than One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00), the owner, administrator or occupant thereof shall abate the hazard within fifteen (15) days, or if the assessed value is more than One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00), within thirty (30) days from receipt of the order declaring said building or structure a public nuisance; otherwise, the Chief, BFP or his/her duly authorized representative shall forthwith cause its summary abatement. failure to comply within five (5) days from the receipt of the notice shall cause the Chief, BFP or his/her duly authorized representative to put up a sign in front of the building or structure, at or near the entrance of such premises, notifying the public that such building or structure is a "FIRETRAP", which shall remain until the owner, administrator, occupant or other person responsible for the condition of the building, structure and their premises or facilities abate the same within the specified period.
Summary abatement as used herein shall mean all corrective measures undertaken to abate hazards which shall include, but not limited to remodeling, repairing, strengthening, reconstructing, removal and demolition, either partial or total, of the building or structure. The expenses incurred by the government for such summary abatement shall be borne by the owner, administrator or occupant. These expenses shall constitute a prior lien upon such property.
Section 10. Enforcement of The Lien. - If the owner, administrator or occupant fails to reimburse the government of the expenses incurred in the summary abatement within ninety (90) days from the completion of such abatement, the building or structure shall be sold at public auction in accordance with existing laws and rules. No property subject of lien under Section 9 hereof, may be sold at a price lower than the abatement expenses incurred by the government. The property shall be forfeited in favor of the government if the highest bid is not at least equal to the abatement expenses.
Section 11. Penalties. -
1. Against the private individual:
a) Administrative fine - Any person who violates any provision of the Fire Code or any of the rules and regulations promulgated under this Act shall be penalized by an administrative fine of not exceeding Fifty thousand (P50,000.00) pesos or in the proper case, by stoppage of operations or by closure of such buildings, structures and their premises or facilities which do not comply with the requirements or by both such administrative fine and closure/stoppage of operation to be imposed by the Chief, BFP.Provided, That the payment of the fine, stoppage of operations and/or closure of such buildings, structures, and their premises or facilities shall not absolve the violator from correcting the deficiency or abating the fire hazard. The decision of the Chief, BFP, under this subsection, may be appealed to the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government. Unless ordered by the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government the appeal shall not stay the execution of the order of the Chief, BFP. The decision of the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government shall be final and executory.
(b) Punitive - In case of willful failure to correct the deficiency or abate the fire hazard as provided in the preceding subsection, the violator shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment of not less than six (6) months nor more than six (6) years, or by a fine of not more than One hundred thousand (P100,000.00) pesos or both such fine and imprisonment; Provided, however, that in case of a corporation, firm, partnership or association, the fine and/or imprisonment shall be imposed upon its officials responsible for such violation, and in case the guilty party is an alien, in addition to the penalties herein prescribed, he shall immediately be deported; Provided, finally, that were the violation is attended by injury, loss of life and/or damage to property, the violator shall be proceeded against under the applicable provisions of the Revised Penal Code.
Any person who, without authority, maliciously removes the sign that a building or structure is a fire hazard/firetrap placed by the authorized person in this Code shall be liable for imprisonment for thirty (30) days or a fine not exceeding One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) or both in the discretion of the court.
Any person, who disobeys the lawful order of the fire ground commander during a firefighting operation shall be penalized with imprisonment of one (1) day to thirty (30) days and a fine of five thousand pesos (P5,000.00).
2. Against the public officer/employee
a) Administrative - The following acts or omissions shall render the public officer/employee in charge of the enforcement of this Code, its implementing rules and regulation and other pertinent laws, administratively liable, and shall be punished by reprimand, suspension or removal in the discretion of the disciplining authority, depending on the gravity of the offense and without prejudice to the provisions of other applicable laws:
(1) Unjustified failure of the public officer/employee to conduct inspection of buildings or structures at least once a year;
(2) Deliberate failure to put up a sign in front of the building or structure within his/her area of responsibility found to be violating this Code, its implementing rules and regulations and other pertinent laws, that the same is a "FIRE HAZARD" or a "FIRETRAP";
(3) Endorsing to the Chief, BFP or his/her duly authorized representative for the certification, or submitting a report that the building or structure complies with the standards set by this Code, its implementing rules or regulations or other pertinent laws when the same is contrary to fact;
(4) Issuance or renewal of occupancy or business permit without the fire safety inspection certificate issued by the Chief, BFP or his/her duly authorized representative;
(5) Failure to cancel the occupancy or business permit after the owner, administrator, occupant or other person responsible for the condition of the building, structure and other premises failed to comply with the notice/order for compliance with the standards set by this Code, its implementing rules and regulations and other pertinent laws, within the specified period;
(6) Failure to abate a public nuisance within fifteen (15) days after the owner, administrator, occupant or other responsible person failed to abate the same within the period contained in the notice to abate;
(7) Abusing his/her authority in the performance of his/her duty through acts of corruption and other unethical practices; or
(8) Other willful impropriety or gross negligence in the performance of his/her duty as provided in this act or its implementing rules and regulations.
b) Punitive - In the case of willful violation involving the abovementioned acts or omissions enumerated under Section 11 subparagraph 2(A) the public officer/employees shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment of not less than six (6) months nor more than six (6) years or by a fine of not more than One hundred thousand (P100,000.00) or both such fine and imprisonment:Provided, That where the violation is attended by injury, loss of life and/or property, the violator shall be proceeded against under the applicable provisions of the Revised Penal Code.
Section 12. Appropriation and Sources of Income. -
(a) To support the manpower, infrastructure and equipment needs of the fire service of the BFP, such amount as may be necessary to attain the objectives of the Fire Code shall be appropriated and included in the annual appropriation of the BFP.
(b) To partially provide for the funding of the fire service the following taxes and fees which shall accrue to the General Fund of the National Government, are hereby imposed:
(1) Fees to be charged for the issuance of certificates, permits and licenses as provided for in Section 7 (a) hereof;
(2) One-tenth of one per centum (0.1%) of the verified estimated value of buildings or structures to be erected, from the owner thereof, but not to exceed fifty thousand (P50,000.00) pesos, one half to be paid prior to the issuance of the building permit, and the balance, after final inspection and prior to the issuance of the use and occupancy permit;
(3) One-hundredth of one per centum (0.10%) of the assessed value of buildings or structures annually payable upon payment of the real estate tax, except on structures used as single family dwellings;
(4) Two per centum (2%) of all premiums, excluding re-insurance premiums for the sale of fire, earthquake and explosion hazard insurance collected by companies, persons or agents licensed to sell such insurances in the Philippines;
(5) Two per centum (2%) of gross sales of companies, persons or agents selling fire fighting equipment, appliances or devices, including hazard detection and warning systems; and
(6) Two per centum (2%) of the service fees received from fire, earthquake, and explosion hazard reinsurance surveys and post loss service of insurance adjustment companies doing business in the Philippines directly through agents.
Section 13. Collection of Taxes, Fees and Fines. - All taxes, fees and fines provided in this Code, shall be collected by the BFP. Provided, That twenty percent (20%) of such collection shall be set aside and retained for use by the city or municipal government concerned, which shall appropriate the same exclusive for the use of the operation and maintenance of its local fire station, including the construction and repair of fire station: Provided,further, That the remaining eighty (80%) shall be remitted to the National Treasury under a trust fund assigned for the modernization of the BFP.
"Sec. 13-A. Assessment of Fire Code Taxes, Fees and Fines. - The assessment of fire code taxes, fees and fines is vested upon the BFP. The BFP shall, subject to the approval of the DILG, prescribe the procedural rules for such purpose.
Sec. 13-B. Collection and Assessment of Local Taxes, Fees and Fines. - The collection and assessment of taxes, fees and fines as prescribed in the Local Government Code, except those contained in this Code, shall be function of the concerned local government units.
Sec. 13-C. Use of Income Generated from the Enforcement of the Fire Code. - The Chief, BFP is authorized, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, to use the income generated under the Fire Code for procurement of fire protection and fire fighting investigation, rescue, paramedics, supplies and materials, and related technical services necessary for the fire service and the improvement of facilites of the Bureau of Fire Protection and abatement of fire hazards.
The BFP shall determine the optimal number of equipment, including, but not limited to, fire trucks and fire hydrants, required by every local government unit for the proper delivery of fire protection services in its jurisdiction.
In the procurement of fire fighting and investigation supplies and materials, the Bureau of Product Standards of the Department of Trade and Industry shall evaluate, determine and certify if the supply to procured conforms to the product standards fixed by the BFP. For this purpose, the BFP shall submit to the Bureau of Product Standards a detailed set of product standards that must be complied with in the procurement of fire fighting and investigation supplies and materials within six (6) months from the effectivity of this act.
Sec. 13-D. Monitoring the Implementation of the Fire Code and the Amount of the Fees Collected. - The Chief, BFP shall, within six (6) month from the effectivity of this Code, submit to the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government for his/her approval, a management tool or mechanism that would ensure effective monitoring of the enforcement of the Fire Code to include the amount of Fire Code fees collected.
Section 14. Within sixty (60) days from the effectivity of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government shall issue the rules and regulations for its effective implementation.
Section 15. Presidential Decree No 1185 is hereby repealed. All laws, presidential decrees, letters of instructions, executive orders, rules and regulations insofar as they are inconsistent with this Act, are hereby repealed or amended as the case may be.
Section 16. In case any provision of this Act or any portion thereof is declared unconstitutional by a competent court, other provisions shall not be affected thereby.
Section 17. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.
Approved
(Sgd.) PROSPERO C. NOGRALES
Speaker of the House of Representative
(Sgd.) MANNY VILLAR
President of the Senate
This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 2553 and House Bill No. 4115 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representative on October 6, 2008 and October 8, 2008, respectively.
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General
House of Representative
(Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of the Senate
Approved: DEC 19, 2008
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines

 
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