Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: ons. Sec. 2. In case of public conveyance, devices such as the prominent display of posters or stickers shall be used to generate public awareness of the rights of the disabled and foster understanding of their special needs. Special bus stops shall be designed for disabled persons. Discriminating against disabled persons in the carriage or transportation of passengers is hereby declared unlawful. Sec. 3. The Minister of Public Works and Highways and the Minister of Transportation and Communications, in coordination with the National Commission Concerning Disabled Persons, shall prepare the necessary rules and regulations to implement the sprovisions of this Act. Sec. 4. Any person violating any provision of this Act or of the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder shall, upon conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction, suffer the penalty of imprisonment of not less than one month but not more than one year or a fine of P2,000 to P5,000 or both, at the discretion of the court: Provided, That in the case of corporations, partnerships, cooperatives or associations, the president, manager or administrator, or the person who has charge of the construction, repair or renovation of the building, space or utilitites shall be criminally responsible for any violation of this Act and/or rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto. Sec. 5. All laws, executive and administrative orders, rules and regulations inconsistent with the foregoing provisions are hereby replaced or amended accordingly. Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval. Approved: February 25, 1983. MPWH Instructions on BP 344 MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS May 1985 MINISTRY ORDER No. 14 SERIES OF 1985 y-----------x SUBJECT: IMPLEMENTATION OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 344 TO: All Regional Directors, District City/Municipal Engineers/Building Officials, the BRDS and all concerned. Batas Pambansa Blg. 344, An Act fo Enhance the Mobility of Disabled Persons by Requiring Certain Buildings, Institutions, Establishments and Public Utilities to Install Facilities and other Devices, which was signed by the President last February 25, 1983, is now in full force 30 days after the publication of its Implementing Rules and Regulations in the Official Gazetter last September 3, 1984. xxxxxxxxx Pursuant to said law, no building permit shall be issued for the construction, repair or renovation of public and private buildings for public use, educational institutions, airports, sports and recreational centers and complexes, shopping centers or establishments and parking spaces and such other places as classified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations 9IRR) unless the owner thereof shall install and incorporate in such building, establishment or institution such architectural facilities or structural features as shall reasonably enhance the mobility of disabled persons such as sidewalks, ramps, railings and such other devices as provided in the IRR. In case of streets and highway...
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