BFP urged: Audit old buildings with outdated fire prevention systems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to pass legislation requesting the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to audit and inspect old buildings in Cebu City with outdated and busted fire prevention systems.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…

OCD-7 set to build P36M disaster-resilient buildings in 2 Cebu areas

Izobelle T. Pulgo 02/20/2017

THE construction of two P36 million disaster resilient buildings in two areas in the province of Cebu is set to start this year. The Office of the Civil Defense Region 7 (OCD-7), which initiated the project, said…

No more buildings above 18 storeys, mayor says

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/17/2016

THERE won’t be any more high-rise buildings in Cebu City if Mayor Tomas Osmeña has his way. In yesterday’s press conference, the mayor said he wants to lower the height of buildings to less than 18 storeys…

UP Cebu won’t cut down trees for additional buildings

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/23/2015

Due to strong opposition from its students, the University of the Philippines-Cebu (UP Cebu) canceled earlier plans to cut down trees inside the school campus to make way for additional buildings. UP-Cebu dean Liza Corro said construction…

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