Tunnel collapse leaves two dead in Talamban

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two persons, who were buried after an improvised tunnel for illegally extracting sand collapsed in Sitio Ylaya, Barangay Talamban, Cebu City, this morning, June 21, 2020. Barangay…

Labella tells OBO to issue CDO vs owner of collapsed housing project wall in Brgy Bacayan

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has directed the Office of the Building Official (OBO) to issue a cease and desist order against the owner of a housing development project in Sitio Sugarlandia, Barangay…

Contractors of condotel construction in Kamputhaw ask pull out test to be moved

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) revealed that the contractors of the condotel construction, which caused the collapse of the back portion of the Juanita Building in Gorordo Street in Barangay…

OBO orders mitigation measures in Kamputhaw condotel construction

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) said that the contractors of an ongoing construction of a condominium-hotel (condotel) in Barangay Kamputhaw in Cebu City promised to put up mitigation measures in…

OBO issues work suspension order vs two projects near Juanita Bldg

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Office of the Building Official (OBO) has issued separate suspension orders against the construction works of two high-rise projects beside the Juanita Bldg that is located at the corner of Escario Street and Gorordo…

Part of building collapses in Kamputhaw, Cebu City

Benjie B. Talisic 08/05/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—A portion of a four-story building along Gorordo Avenue in Barangay Kamputhaw here collapsed at around 2 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019. Initial investigation conducted by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office headed…

Rescuers search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

AFP 08/15/2018

Genoa, Italy — Italian rescuers have searched through the night for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators determine what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse. Some 30 people…

Laos dam collapse sends floods into Cambodia

AFP 07/26/2018

The torrent of water unleashed in a deadly Laos dam collapse has drained into Cambodia, forcing thousands to be evacuated, as rescuers on Thursday battled monsoon rains to find scores of Laotians still missing after whole villages…

Pedestrian bridge collapse at Mumbai train station injures 5

Inquirer.net 07/03/2018

MUMBAI, India — Part of a pedestrian bridge at a Mumbai train station collapsed Tuesday morning during heavy rains, trapping at least one person and injuring five. The concrete slab fell onto empty train tracks, damaging part…

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.…

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