Bridge contractor told: Don’t cut down mangroves

Futch Anthony Inso 12/06/2017

NO mangrove trees will be cut to pave the way for the construction of the third bridge or the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) that will connect Cebu City to Cordova town. Eduardo Inting, Asst. Regional Director for…

Private contractor begins research for closure plan

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/17/2017

INAYAWAN LANDFILL A private consultant tapped by the Cebu City government to help plan the future of the landfill in Barangay Inayawan, ordered permanently closed last December, has started to gather data for the “closure project” which…

Contractor blamed for lack of safety signs

USJ-R Journalism Intern Kristine Q. Remolisan, USJ-R Journalism Intern Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/29/2017

ROAD WIDENING PROJECT Lack of warning signs at the site of a road-widening project by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) were blamed for a string of road crashes in Barangay Pitalo, San Fernando town.…

New contractor to build additional cells for provincial jail

USJ-R Intern Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/31/2017

  THE contractor that built the catwalk for the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) will take over the construction of 19 additional cells for the inmates. Construction of the new cells were suspended after the…

DOLE-7: Contractor did not meet 16 labor standards

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/19/2017

Following a recent construction mishap, the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) found at least 16 labor standards not met by the contractor of the Lite Shipping building being constructed along MJ Cuenco. The…

Cebu contractor partners with Russian firm amid rising gov’t infra spending

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/16/2017

  A player in the construction industry sees high demand for construction equipment amid the government’s thrust to ramp up infrastructure spending in the next six years. Seth Oliver Tio, chief executive officer and chairman of Cebu-based…

SRP mall contractor starts complying with DOLE requirements

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/23/2017

Mercado Builders, Inc., the general contractor of IL Corso Festival Mall at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City is working towards full compliance with labor standards in two weeks. In a statement on Thursday, Filinvest,…

Deadly compromise

Editorial 10/21/2016

The deaths of three workers due to accidents in the northern Cebu town of Liloan and at a mall in Cebu City are just the latest in a long list of work-related deaths in Cebu that, while…

Contractor disqualified as lowest bidder for CCMC project

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/03/2014

OUT OF THE RACE The start of Phase 1 for a  new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) hit a snag. The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the city government disqualified WTG Construction and its Manila partner…

Rama appeals for end to MCIA row

Doris C. Bongcac 03/18/2014

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has joined the call for the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to resolve the delay in the awarding of the Mactan Cebu Airport expansion project. He asked Vice Mayor Edgar Labella…

COA asked to shed light on P607M projects

Peter L. Romanillos 01/16/2014

Is it allowed or disallowed? Cebu Provincial Board (PB) Member Grecilda “Gigi” Sanchez posed this question to the Commission on Audit (COA) as she sought to clarify its vague stance on the payment of contracts entered into…

Contractor wants Capitol to pay up

01/03/2014

A CONTRACTOR sought payment anew from the province for a P34.6-million infrastructure project it completed during the administration of former governor Gwendolyn Garcia. Edgar Sarmiento, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sarmiento Construction Inc. said it…

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