DOLE-7 says manufacturing, construction, entertainment industries badly hit by pandemic

Futch Anthony Inso 04/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-7 has recorded 192 establishments that have permanently closed or have ceased their operations in 2020, due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “In 2020 actually,…

In search of economic boosters

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 07/31/2020

  Someone asked me the other day what I see to be the “bright spots” that could carry our economy through the difficult way out of the pandemic-induced recession. Where can we look to for hope of…

New York starts reopening as WHO says virus ‘worsening’ worldwide

AFP 06/09/2020

NEW YORK, United States – New York City — the epicenter of America’s coronavirus outbreak — began partially reopening its shattered economy Monday after almost three months of lockdown, as the World Health Organization warned the health…

Cebu brought P8.2B from approved construction projects – PSA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu brought in at least P8.2 billion into Central Visayas from approved construction projects for the fourth quarter of 2019. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data showed that the country posted P111.6 billion…

Cebu City holds construction company liable for pouring cement on government car

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–A construction company will have to pay Cebu City for damages after they accidentally poured cement on a city-owned car on October 17, 2019 along Acacia Street here. The City Legal Office (CLO) demanded  the…

DOTr wants Cebu City to regulate development along BRT route

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is asking the Cebu City government to stop any construction or development within the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route as they prepare the final design of the project. In a…

Capitol to hear WTCI’S side before deciding on its blacklisting

Rosalie Abatayo 10/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The Capitol’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) is set to hear Tuesday  afternoon, October 8, 2019, the side of WT Construction Inc. (WTCI) regarding the provincial government’s plan to blacklist the firm. Governor…

TESDA-7 holds graduation for scholars under construction, other sectors

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Nearly 500 scholars graduated from various training courses offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Central Visayas. The mass graduation ceremony was held Tuesday, September 24, in a mall at the…

Conequip Philippines Inc. at 10

Rhobie A. Ruaya 08/29/2019

With the goal to become a forerunner in infrastructural development industry, Cebu-based Conequip Philippines, a local distributor of quality heavy equipment, marks its 10th year anniversary. Seth Tio, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Conequip, said its…

Aboitiz Construction, Austal Philippines sign MOA for building of offshore patrol vessels

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Aboitiz Construction Inc. will collaborate with Austal Philippines Pty. Ltd. for the possible construction of offshore patrol vessels (OPV). Austal Philippines submitted a bid to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to build six…

OBO: Structural engineers want suspension of hotel construction in Capitol Site lifted

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The construction of a 13-storey hotel and commercial building at the corner Don Gil Garcia and J. Llorente Streets in Barangay Capitol Site in Cebu City may soon be allowed to continue. This after…

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…

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