Billboard operators told to secure permit, follow specifications

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the proliferation of billboards and signages in Cebu City, the Office of the Building Official (OBO) has reminded billboard operators to secure permit from the office and follow specifications to ensure safety…

Rama’s order: Fast track CCMC’s occupancy permit

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the fast-tracking of the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) occupancy permit. The hospital’s new building has been operating for six months for the first floor…

Police say construction firm non cooperative in investigation of Brgy. Apas incident

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said that the firm behind the construction site in Barangay Apas, where an accident happened and killed one worker, has not cooperated with their investigation as of…

Infected Mandaue city hall employees now at 6

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/25/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The number of infected Mandaue city hall employees have risen to 6 today, Jan. 25, 2020. The latest employee found positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worked at the City Legal…

72 OBO, CEO employees in Mandaue placed under home isolation

Mary Rose S. Sagarino 01/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippine – The 72 employees from the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) and Office of the Building Official (OBO) here who are close contacts of the employee from the engineering department who tested positive for the…

CCMC’s occupancy permit still under process

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 12/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Medical Center has been partially inaugurated on December 28, 2020, marking the first time for the hospital in construction for five years to be available to the public. Yet one…

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…

Application for building permit in Cebu City now online starting Oct. 1

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The application for a building permit in Cebu City can already be done online starting October 1, 2020.  Architect Florante Catalan, the head of the Office of the Building Official (OBO), revealed in…

OBO: No rainwater catchment, no permit

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) reminded new applicants for building permits, or those seeking renewal, that without rainwater catchments in their buildings, they will not be given permits. This…

Cebu City Council to probe partial collapse of building in Barangay Kamputhaw

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Council will be calling an executive session to probe the partial collapse of Juanita Building located on Escario Street corner Gorordo Avenue in Barangay Kamputhaw. The incident, which happened on August 5,…

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…

Mall construction halted after crane collapse

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/23/2017

Work on the two-story mall along Natalio Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City was halted yesterday on orders of the Office of the Building Official (Obo) a day after a crane collapsed on four houses and injured a…

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