Bacolod gov’t orders closure of 3 establishments without permits


The Bacolod City Government has issued closure orders against three establishments for operating without a mayor’s permit.

These businesses – two hotels and a pension house – were temporarily shut down yesterday, according to the Permits and Licensing Division (PLD).

“They have applied for a mayor’s permit and the status is on process. But they were inspected two times and during the third inspection they were served with closure orders,” PLD head Stela Rayos said. (

City Legal Office (CLO) head Joselito Bayatan, however, requested to withhold the names of the establishments.

“The closure order was upon the recommendation of the PLD and the CLO acted upon it,” said Bayatan.

Joint forces of the Office of the Building Official, Bureau of Fire Protection, CLO, and the PLD served the order.