Lazatin: No LPG burners in City Hall offices kitchens, pantries

ANGELES CITY — Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. on April 23, 2024, issued an order prohibiting the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) burners in all City Hall offices kitchens and pantries here.
This after Lazatin called for a meeting with his Chief Adviser IC Calaguas, Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, Secretary to the Mayor Rafael Angeles, General Services Office Head Evangeline Malonzo, City Engineering Officer-in-Charge Helen Ayro, Electrical Division Chief Engr. Giovanni Aquino, Gender and Development Mina Cabiles, and City Treasurer Officer-in-Charge Jennifer Castro to conduct the thorough inspection in the City Hall offices.
In Memorandum Order No. 925, Series of 2024, Lazatin said this initiative is “to mitigate possible risks of fire due to the extreme heat.”
“We should better be safe than sorry,” Lazatin added, as he prohibits the use of butane gas, stove, torches, and other flammable cooking materials.
Lazatin instead encourages the offices to use electric burners if cooking inside the offices cannot be avoided.
Further, Lazatin also ordered Malonzo to make sure that fire extinguishers are readily available in City Hall Offices.
“We just want to ensure the safety of our employees and that of our kababayans who are visiting and having official transactions in each office,” Lazatin said.
According to Ayro, a team from the Electrical Division, with the GSO, are now visiting the offices.
“Ang directive po ni Mayor ay kung sakaling LPG ang gamit sa offices, ay bigyan na po sila agad ng warning na iwasan na itong gamitin,” Ayro said.
The heat index in the country had been ranging from 38 degrees Celsius to 45 degrees Celsius, which resulted in fire incidents all over the country.