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A4 Sun.Star Cebu š Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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OBO allows work to resume Contractor of Gaisano Capital bldg. passes standards, only needs to comply with requirements ● DCD Construction, contractor of Aegis People Support building in Asiatown IT Park in Barangay Apas, which collapsed last Saturday and injured one worker, admits lapses to OBO

VETERAN actor Philip Salvador and singer Lloyd Umali wowed the crowd during the reenactment of the battle between Magellan and Lapulapu on April 27, 1521. The fight scene, choreographed by action movie director Erik Torente, thrilled the audience that packed the Liberty Shrine in Barangay Mactan, LapuLapu City. P20B project But before the show started, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Arturo Radaza took the opportunity to unveil the proposed P20billion Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project. Radaza also confirmed that he disallowed the appearance of LakasKampi-CMD presidential bet Gilberto Teodoro Jr. to avoid being accused of using the celebration as a venue for campaigning. Tourism official Phineas Alburo, for his part, said the city continues to enjoy more tourist arrivals. He said numbers have grown steadily since the start of the year. They stay in Mactan because it’s

STAR POWER. Aside from actor Philip Salvador (center), the reenactment included model and actor Will Devaughn as Lapu-Lapu’s trusted tribal leader and actress Desiree del Valle as Princess Bulakna. (SUN.STAR FOTO/ALLAN CUIZON) more convenient with its local and international hotel and resort chains scattered throughout the island, he said. The reenactment did

not start as scheduled at 8:30 a.m. because, aside from waiting for the high tide, Salvador arrived late. And for the first time, Datu Lapulapu (played by

Salvador) nearly fell on his knees when pushed from the back by Umali (Magellan) with the latter’s shield. Shortest fight It was said to be the shortest fight scene, lasting less than six minutes, since former district collector David Odilao launched the event in 1979. It was then called the “Bahug-Bahug sa Mactan.” Actress Desiree del Valle played Princess Bulakna, while actor and model Will Devaughn played Lapulapu’s trusted tribal leader. “Sa pangalan lang ni Lapulapu, respeto na agad ang maibigay nang kapwa tao (The mention of Lapulapu’s name evokes respect),” Salvador said on why he accepted the role. He added they only rehearsed the night before. After the reenactment, a Philippine Air Force Huey helicopter dropped confetti on the crowd. Tourism commissioner Damian Gomez said the crowd this year was smaller because the celebration fell on a working day. AIV

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Radaza unveils recla project before Kadaugan reenactment

LP-Cebu house ‘not in order,’ source says IF WHAT happened during a gathering of the organization lawyers last Monday is any indication, the house of the Liberal Party (LP) here in Cebu does not appear to be in order. “The party’s leadership gave the imprimatur to organize so many individual organizations that are now overlapping. Nobody knows who is responsible for what because everyone was told they would spearhead,” a lawyer said. While the various groups are now “seeking the promised financial resources for the last stretch of the campaign,” the party’s Manila-based representatives are calling on the “spirit of volunteerism.” The source, who asked not to be named, took part in the meeting held at the Cebu Country Club the whole day, Monday. “Although it is for a good cause, we cannot just rely on volunteerism. We have to find ways to take care of our volunteers’ needs while in the field. An empty sack cannot stand upright,” the source added. But at least two other lawyers assure the LP is a house that stands on a good foundation. Atty. Manuel Legaspi said “misunderstandings” are M

NO TO CONQUERORS. Action star Philip Salvador, who played the role of Datu Lapulapu, shows the crowd how Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, played by actor Lloyd Umali, was slain in the annual reenactment of the Battle of Mactan. (SUN.STAR FOTO/ALLAN CUIZON)

CYC Construction can recommended by Acting now resume its work on Building Official Josefa the Gaisano Capital build- Ylanan against architect ing in Barangay Tisa, Cebu Charles Chiu, owner of CYC Construction. City. Ylanan said Chiu vioThis, after the Office of the Building Official lated the National Build(OBO) submitted its final ing Code (PD 1096) and report and recommended should be held liable. OBO and the city legal to Mayor Tomas Osmeña the resumption of the con- office, Ylanan said, will file the case against the struction of the building. The project was imme- contractor if the mayor diately suspended by OBO will give them the go sigfollowing the collapse of nal. Osmeña, however, said the building’s firewall last he will only allow the filing April 7. of a suit Five construc- VISIT SUN.STAR WEBSITE a g a i n s t tion wor- www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/ the contractor kers of CYC Construction were if the families of the vickilled while six others tims are determined to were injured in the tragedy. pursue the case. “Kung ang mga pamilya Contained in the report of OBO is the certification sa mga biktima dili that the building passed makig-compromise sa conthe minimum structural tractor, then that’s the time standards that ensure pub- nga we will file charges against him (If the familic safety. The contractor, how- lies of the victims won’t ever, was asked to comply enter into a compromise with the requirements set with the contractor, we will by OBO, before it can pro- file the charges),” Osmeña ceed with the construction said. The mayor approved, work. CYC Construction must though, the recommendasubmit a built-plan of the tion of OBO that CYC can building aside from secur- continue working on the building after it will coming a scaffolding permit. The filing of a separate ply with the requirements. complaint, though, was WORK, A31

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