Construction firm blames bunkhouse collapse on ‘earthquake,’ loss of clamps

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 03/07/2018

Was there an earthquake in Cebu on Tuesday, March 6? There was none in Cebu City or anywhere in the Visayas at the time when a major mishap happened in the city close to 3 a.m. on…

Ceby City OBO suspends contractor’s operation after bunkhouse collapse

Ador Mayol, Nestle Semilla 03/06/2018

  Engr. Yosefa Ylanan, head of the Office of the Building Official (OBO) in Cebu City, immediately ordered the suspension of all projects undertaken by J.E. Abraham C. Lee Construction and Devleopment Inc. following the collapse of…

Authorities investigate bunkhouse collapse; contractor to pay expenses

Ador Vincent Mayol 03/06/2018

The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE) and the Office of the Building Official (OBO) are conducting an investigation after a four-level bunkhouse in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, collapsed past 2 a.m. on Tuesday.…

Bunkhouse collapses in Lahug, leaves 3 dead

Ador Vincent Mayol 03/06/2018

CEBU CITY–At least three workers were believed to be dead and several others were wounded when a four-story bunkhouse in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City collapsed around 3 a.m. on Tuesday. As of 5:30 a.m., paramedics from the…

Minglanilla mayor calls for review of contract after Sugat stage collapse

Edison Delos Angeles 04/17/2017

  MINGLANILLA town Mayor Elanito Peña wants to determine if the contractor hired to set up the stage for the annual Sugat Kabanhawan followed specifications of the contract. The stage, which was made of steel frames, was…

Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse kills 11

04/15/2017

COLOMBO — The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 11 Saturday, officials said, with the disaster destroying 145 homes. Colombo National Hospital spokesperson Pushpa Soysa said two boys and two…

Mall construction halted after crane collapse

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/23/2017

Work on the two-story mall along Natalio Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City was halted yesterday on orders of the Office of the Building Official (Obo) a day after a crane collapsed on four houses and injured a…

Iran searches for firefighters after Plasco building collapse

01/20/2017

TEHRAN — A desperate search was underway Friday for around 20 firefighters trapped for 24 hours under the rubble of a Tehran high-rise that collapsed following a fire. Hopes were fading for the men who were still…

Death takes away dream for family to live in one house

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/16/2016

ELVIN Cuba Bongo’s dream was for his family to live in one house. And he worked on his dream every weekend to slowly, but surely, build his house in Barangay Maslog, Danao City, hoping to finish it.…

Stoppage order on firm amid worker’s death

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/01/2016

The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) is set to issue an order to stop the ongoing construction of a residential condominium project in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City, after a worker died on Wednesday…