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Minglanilla mayor calls for review of contract after Sugat stage collapse

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  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 built on the quadrangle of the Minglanilla Central School. The rain deposit on the tarpaulin became so heavy […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse kills 11

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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 girls were among the 11 confirmed killed following the Friday incident. They were aged between 11 and 15. […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Mall construction halted after crane collapse

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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 woman. Obo acting chief Josefa Ylanan said she has directed the Metro Dyna Build Incorporated (MDBI), the contractor […]

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Iran searches for firefighters after Plasco building collapse

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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 inside the 15-story Plasco building when it came down on Thursday. Rescue workers, soldiers and sniffer dogs worked […]

Posted: January 20th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Death takes away dream for family to live in one house

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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. Alas, it may not come true with his death last Saturday. He was one of the two fatalities […]

Posted: October 16th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Stoppage order on firm amid worker’s death

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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 when its retaining wall and steel piles fell on him. Exequiel Sarcauga, DOLE-7 director, said that based on […]

Posted: September 1st, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Construction worker crushed to death as wall collapses on him

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A 22-year-old worker died after a concrete wall and steel piles fell on him while working at a construction site along Salvador Extension in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City Wednesday morning. John Eric Llera was welding a large steel beam along the perimeter of an excavation when the wall collapsed and crushed him to death around […]

Posted: September 1st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Worker dead as wall collapses on him

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CEBU CITY–A 20-year-old worker was killed after a concrete wall and steel piles fell on him while working at a construction site along Salvador Extension in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City, Wednesday morning. John Eric Llera was welding a large steel beam along the perimeter of an excavation when the wall collapsed and crushed him to […]

Posted: August 31st, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Boy died, girl injured in electric post collapse

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A boy died and another girl was injured when an electric post fell near them while they were at a barbecue stand in barangay Tinago, Cebu City at 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday. Ralph Bureros, and Desiree Ambros, both 13 years old were at the barbecue stand when an electric post of the Visayan Electric Co. […]

Posted: July 8th, 2015 in Breaking,Featured Stories | Read More »

Council wants firm to probe selection process for contractor

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The Cebu City Council wants Cebu Holdings Inc to look into the process in selecting their project contractor following the collapse of Ayala Cinema 5’s ceiling last Monday evening. In today’s council session, Cebu City Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias, who chairs the infrastructure committee, expressed concern over the incident saying this would scare off mall goers./ […]

Posted: June 17th, 2015 in Breaking | Read More »