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Destroy fence blocking access to poor— Rama

November 1, 2012


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday ordered the owner of a privately-owned lot to destroy the fence, blocking more than half of the access road of an urban poor community in two sitios in barangay Lahug. Rama said he gave the order to Mario Espinoza, the owner of the lot, not only to appease the […]

Horizons 101 restoration work ahead of schedule

May 18, 2012


“WE are four days ahead of schedule.” Horizons 101 Project Director Engr. Oscar Umali said repair work was half way done in the site where a slope protection wall of the condominium project collapsed last month. “We are already on day 34 of the 67-day 7-step restoration work,” Umali told Cebu reporters who were shown […]

Riprap ‘too high’, soil ‘too thick’

May 10, 2012


THE riprap wall was built “too high”. That was how an inspection team of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of Central Visayas (MGB-7) described the 30-foot stone riprap on the banks of the Budlaan River that collapsed Tuesday night. The team recommended the relocation of affected families living behind the Casa del Rio Subidivision. They […]

Second victim recovered from rubble of collapsed fence

May 9, 2012


by Rhea Ruth Rosell, Reporter RESCUERS took all of 17 hours to recover the second fatality from the rubble of the collapsed riprap fence of Casa Del Rio in barangay Talamban, Cebu City. The remains of 39-year-old Nestor Tapdasan Sr. was retrieved at 1:50 a.m. last Wednesday by rescuers amid the rubble of stones, soil, […]

15-meter zone around condo site ‘off limits’ to people; Taft Property to do rehabilitation work

April 12, 2012


An investigation got underway yesterday to find out why part of the excavation wall in a condominum project in Cebu City collapsed on Tuesday and whether houses clustered near the pit are in danger of falling in. A 15-meter buffer zone was declared around the site. No one is allowed to enter this zone, said […]

City Hall stops excavation for twin 50-storey condos

April 10, 2012


    There was a loud crash past 1 p.m., then the second floor of the house tilted. “My nephews thought there was an earthquake because the house moved,” said 29-year-old house renter Jonah Pacheco in Cebuano. The two boys, an uncle and a teenage neighbor, were lucky to get out alive. A meter away, […]