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Latest News Philippines: Lawmaker wants compulsory sensor installation for LPG – Journal.com.ph:
AFTER the government declared it was gas leak, and not a bomb, that caused the deadly explosion at Two Serendra Condominium, a lawmaker has suggested compulsory installation of sensors for methane and liquefied petroleum gas.
Quezon City Rep. Winnie Castelo said the installation of sensors for methane and LPG should be a requirement to all dwelling units including apartments and high-rise condominium units to prevent explosions and other accidents arising from gas leaks.
“These sensors are relatively inexpensive costing around P3,000 or less, but it would go a long way to ensure safety for residents and their neighborhood. Why not make it compulsory?” Castelo said, adding he will file a bill regarding this in the16th Congress.
Castelo said various local government units would be empowered to oversee the compulsory installation of the sensors before issuance of permits.
Existing condominiums, townhouses, and other dwelling units would be similarly required to install gas sensors and the LGUs would conduct inspection to ensure compliance, he added.
“My proposal is essentially preventive in nature. It would go a long way to prevent deaths, injuries, and damage to property arising from gas leaks and other accidents,” Castelo said. Jester Manalastas
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