Shortage of workers, contractors delay completion of school buildings

Futch Anthony V. Inso 06/05/2018

A shortage of skilled workers and contractors delayed the completion of public school building projects in Central Visayas, the regional Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-7) said Tuesday. Based on a report by the Department of…

New guidelines set for Cebu City’s high-rise buildings

Morexette B. Erram 05/12/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña will now allow real estate developers to construct high rise buildings, or structures with more than four floors. Osmeña, however, required developers to comply with the new set of rules of the…

Osmeña to require building of twin-tower buildings as fire response measure

Nestle L. Semilla 03/10/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is considering to require developers to build twin-tower buildings for high-rise projects exceeding four storeys as a safety measure in case of fire. The mayor made this pronouncement during his press conference…

School building’s demolition to displace Pasil fire victims

Doris Mae Mondragon 02/02/2018

A 36-year-old mother, a fire victim of last week’s Barangay Pasil fire, is worried about where she and her family will go after they were asked to leave the old school building where they are temporarily staying.…

BFP urged: Audit old buildings with outdated fire prevention systems

Inna Gian Mejia 01/11/2018

BARUG Team Rama councilors plan to pass legislation requesting the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to audit and inspect old buildings in Cebu City with outdated and busted fire prevention systems. In a press conference yesterday, the…

MAO BA?

MAO BA? 01/10/2018

DON’T BAN HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS Netizens didn’t approve of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s suggestion to limit the height of buildings following the fire in Metro Ayala. A netizen named Edwin Alferez wrote: “Equip firefighters with modern technology.…

No more high-rise buildings?

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Doris Mae Mondragon, Jhunnex Napallacan, Nestle L. Semilla 01/08/2018

Mayor Tomas Osmeña is planning to limit the height of buildings following the fire that gutted Metro Department Store over the weekend. He was afraid that firefighters and rescuers might not be equipped to respond to fire…

Gov orders fire safety review on Capitol-owned buildings

Morexette B. Erram 01/08/2018

The Metro Ayala fire incident has prompted the Cebu provincial government to initiate measures to prevent a similar one from happening in the province. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III yesterday (on Monday) announced their plan to review…

How safe are Cebu’s buildings if an earthquake strikes

Victor Anthony Silva 07/14/2017

Experts, developers share views on how Cebu’s developments are built While there was no reported damage on structures in Cebu when the recent 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the Visayas, one still can’t help but ask the question: Just…

Repairs for quake-hit school buildings start this month

Futch Anthony Inso 07/13/2017

Repairs for the school buildings that were damaged by tremors caused by the July 6 earthquake that hit Jaro town in Leyte province are scheduled this month. Engineer Wendell Tabar, the division engineer of the Department of…

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