Abra residents camp out in fear of more earthquakes

Reuters 07/28/2022

VIGAN CITY, Philippines — Fearful residents in Abra spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake struck the northern island of Luzon, killing four people and injuring more than 130. Some people in the area said…

Cebu City to demolish buildings encroaching 3-meter easement along rivers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Buildings encroaching the three-meter easement along the rivers of Cebu City will be demolished. This was the statement of Mayor Michael Rama on June 24, 2022, when asked about the city’s plans to…

Mandaue mayor eyes mid-rise socialized housing project for Tipolo fire victims

Dennis Singson 01/22/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A plan to build four mid-rise socialized housing buildings in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City is in the works. The proposed socialized housing project is for victims, who lost their homes to a 2019…

OBO stresses safety with 400 new buildings under construction in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) issued 467 building permits and 328 occupancy permits as of November 12, 2020, since the start of the year amid the pandemic. Architect Florante…

Start now: Duterte orders LGUs to inspect buildings after strong quakes

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 11/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered local government units (LGUs) to inspect the integrity of buildings nationwide as three powerful earthquakes hit Mindanao in two weeks. “Well, it is time for the LGUs to inspect…

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.…

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