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Contractors reminded to secure overhead cranes ahead of ‘Ruby’

A man holds on to a pole as strong winds blow brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines — Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has asked private contractors to secure their overhead cranes on top of buildings under construction, particularly those in areas in the path of Typhoon “Ruby” (international name Hagupit).   In an advisory over the weekend, the Department of Public Works and Highways head made the call to […]

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Zamboanga City mayor orders resumption of shelter construction for ‘siege’ victims

Zamboanga Mayor Isabelle "Beng" Climaco INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco on Thursday lifted the suspension order on the construction of housing units at the Lustre Homeowners Subdivision in Barangay (village) Sta. Catalina here.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P335M allocated for reconstruction, rehab of police facilities hit by ‘Yolanda’


The rehabilitation and reconstruction of police facilities damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in November 2013 is now on a “full-scale construction work.”

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Zambo mayor halts construction of houses pending probe into quality of materials

Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar (left). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has ordered a stop to the construction of houses under the Z3R (Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction) program after a section of a house being built collapsed last Sunday.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

GenSan classroom building constructed on cash donations from city gov’t workers

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Small acts could indeed result in bigger things as what city hall employees here found out recently.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »