COA: ‘P165 million worth of school buildings in Cebu still unused’

Futch Anthony Inso 07/12/2018

  Several school buildings in Cebu have remained unused and unoccupied, according to The Commission on Audit in Central Visayas (COA-7). These buildings are located at the national high schools in Bantayan, Daanbantayan, Talisay City, Argao, and…

‘More funds for school buildings, not drug tests’

Futch Anthony Inso 07/07/2018

A militant teacher’s group called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to allocate more funds to build classrooms and school buildings rather than spend more money for mandatory drug testing in schools. “I don’t have problem with…

Two new buildings for City Health Office

USJR Intern 07/05/2018

Two annex buildings will be built on the left wing of the Cebu City Health Office compound to accommodate more patients. Acting City Health Office chief Dr. Alma Corpin said work had started on one of the…

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BFP urged: Audit old buildings with outdated fire prevention systems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…

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