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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Capitol probes damage
at new Mambukal hotel


A section of a hotel under construction at the provincial government-owned Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental, collapsed at about 2 a.m. yesterday but its cost will be shouldered by the contractor, Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa said.

No one was injured, he said.

Mapa said a section of the 4-storey Mambukal Convention Center Hotel parapet collapsed and falling hollow blocks damaged the lower roof of the building.

A parapet is a barrier which is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, he said.

The main structure of the hotel that will have 48 rooms did not collapse, he said.

He said P84 million has been allocated for the construction of the Mambukal Convention Hotel and repair of the resort’s Tourist Lodge.

The contractor, Alfies Construction owned by Elwin Javelosa, will shoulder the cost of the damaged section since the hotel that is still under construction has not been turned over to the provincial government yet, he said.

Provincial Engineer’s Office personnel were sent to the site to investigate what happened and Mapa, who was in Manila yesterday, said he will meet with representatives of the construction firm today.*


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