Woman in Danao City mine pit collapse found dead

Paul Lauro and Pegeen Maisie Sararaña 02/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines –As she would normally do every afternoon, Mejame Papaya, 46, went to the family-owned pigpen located not far from her house on Friday to tend to her pig. Suddenly, the ground underneath her collapsed,…

City dad calls for enhancement of barangays’ emergency response capabilities

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jose Lorenzo Abellanosa has called for an assessment and reinforcement of ambulances and emergency equipment in barangays. The councilor, who delivered a privilege speech during the city council’s regular session…

Wawa Bridge collapse: ‘Overloading’ blamed

Allan M. Macatuno, Ray B. Zambrano 10/22/2022

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan — Mayor Niña Jose-Quiambao of Bayambang town in Pangasinan province on Friday said two overloaded trucks caused the collapse of the Carlos P. Romulo Bridge (also known as Wawa Bridge) on Thursday afternoon, October 20.…

Declining, clashing, or rejuvenating?

Andrew Sheng - @inquirerdotnet 08/29/2022

We have been here before—catastrophe, carnage, collapse, climate calamities, war. This hottest summer of discontent is a prelude to a freezing winter of gas shortage, inflation, and more conflicts. As Europe, China, and parts of America are…

Bohol folk worry over stability of aging bridges

Leo Udtohan 06/18/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY—The collapse of yet another bridge in Bohol province has raised concerns about the safety of its aging structures. Many residents of the province took to social media to air their fears and concerns about their…

Overloading caused Bohol bridge to collapse, says report

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overloading caused the Borja Bridge in Catigbian, Bohol to collapse. An official report from the Provincial Engineer’s Office of Bohol said that overloading caused the collapse of the Borja Bridge in Barangay Alegria,…

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…

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