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‘No ransom for 5 construction workers’

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The city government is sticking to its no-ransom policy in response to the kidnapping of five construction workers on Saturday,.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 17th, 2017

4 bodies found in rainwater tank

BATANGAS, Philippines — Four construction workers were found dead in a rainwater tank in Sitio Barandal, Barangay San Francisco, Lipa, Batangas yesterday mor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Davao’s construction industry needs more workers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Sept) – Major construction players said there is a shortage of workers in the real estate industry in Davao City, following an aggressive expansion of major firms here. Davao Constructors Association Center Inc. (DCACI) president Michael U. Te told a business forum on Tuesday that the demand for workers has [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

3 workers escape from Sayyaf captors

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three of the four construction workers kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu escaped from their captors and were recovered in Tal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2017

3 kidnapped construction workers escape Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Three of the four kidnapped construction workers escaped from the Abu Sayyaf group and were rescued Friday morning in a village.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2017

DTI to construction firms: Recruit more workers

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Trade and Industry(DTI) is urging construction firms to implement better compensation and benefit plans to attract en.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

CDC rushes construction of DOTr building

CLARK, Pampanga, Philippines – Workers are rushing to finish the renovation of a building at the freeport here that will house the main office of the Departm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Worker escapes from Sayyaf captors

ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines  – One of the five construction workers kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Saturday has escaped from his captor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2017

Abu Sayyaf demands P1M for each of 5 construction workers seized in Sulu - InterAksyon

Abu Sayyaf demands P1M for each of 5 construction workers seized in Sulu - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

Abu Sayyaf kidnaps construction workers in Jolo ahead of Duterte visit

Abu Sayyaf kidnaps construction workers in Jolo ahead of Duterte visit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

Sayyaf men kidnap 5 workers in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits took five construction workers in Patikul, Sulu yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2017

Before Duterte s visit to Sulu, Abu Sayyaf takes 5 new hostages

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen defied warnings of President Duterte in seizing five construction workers and demanding P1 million for each in r.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2017

Trapped in Marawi, 30 civilians call for rescue

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — At least 30 construction workers trapped by Islamic State-inspired Maute militants in Marawi City yesterday appealed to the Arm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Construction mishap injures three workers - Inquirer.net

Construction mishap injures three workers - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 18th, 2017

3 construction workers injured in Carreta, Cebu - Sun.Star

3 construction workers injured in Carreta, Cebu - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 18th, 2017

Economy: Construction worker deployment could be curbed to aid infra push

THE SHORTAGE of skilled construction workers that is expected to hinder projects associated with the government's infrastructure drive is being addressed to ensure that any delays will only be minimal, with limits on the overseas deployment of workers with the required skills under study......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 7th, 2017

Anger grows in South Korea over US anti-missile system – ABC News

The anger is palpable on a narrow road that cuts through a South Korean village where about 170 people live between green hills dotted with cottages and melon fields. It's an unlikely trouble spot in the world's last Cold War standoff. Aging farmers in this corner of Seongju county, more than 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital Seoul, spend the day sitting by the asphalt in tents or on plastic stools, watching vehicles coming and going from a former golf course where military workers are setting up an advanced U.S. missile-defense system. &'8220;Just suddenly one day, Seongju has become the frontline,&'8221; said a tearful Park Soo-gyu, a 54-year-old strawberry farmer. &'8220;Wars today aren't just fought with guns. Missiles will be flying and where would they aim first? Right here, where the THAAD radar is.&'8221; THAAD is shorthand for Terminal High Altitude Defense, which the South Korean and U.S. governments say is critical to cope with a growing missile threat from North Korea. When completed, the battery will consist of six truck-mounted launchers that can fire up to 48 interceptors at incoming missiles detected by the system's x-band radar. Anger has boiled over in Seosongri village since last week when U.S. and South Korean military workers used the early-morning hours to rush key parts of THAAD into place. The system had been scheduled to enter operation by the end of the year, but South Korea's Defense Ministry said Tuesday that it is already capable of defending against North Korean missiles. The ministry didn't say when the deployment would be completed. Hundreds of banners hang on trees and fences along a kilometer (half-mile) stretch of the road up to where police have cut off access. They say &'8220;Withdraw the illegal THAAD immediately&'8221; and &'8220;Stop US militarism,&'8221; slogans that would feel familiar in a leftist rally but are unusual in the country's traditionally conservative southeast. &'8220;Yankee, go home!&'8221; a man yelled as he banged his fist on a car apparently carrying American soldiers, before dozens of police officers peeled him and other protesters away from the vehicle. The local anger highlights what has arguably become the most explosive issue ahead of a presidential election next week. The May 9 vote will likely end a decadelong conservative rule that maintained a hard line against North Korea and agreed to the THAAD installation. Front-runner Moon Jae-in, who calls for engagement with the North, has said the deployment of THAAD should be reconsidered. Some media have questioned whether the United States and a caretaker government that took over for ousted former President Park Geun-hye are rushing to complete THAAD before the election. Earlier polls had showed overwhelming public support for THAAD following North Korean nuclear tests and a long-range rocket launch last year. But public opinion has become more divided amid the corruption scandal that led to Park's downfall and criticism that the government was pushing ahead without seeking the consent of Seongju residents. Opposition was further inflamed after President Donald Trump said he would make South Korea pay $1 billion for THAAD. Seongju residents say comments by Trump show the United States may be preparing for a pre-emptive strike against North Korea. They worry that if the North retaliates, THAAD would make their county a main target. There's also frustration about an increasingly heavy police and military presence in an area where outsiders had been mostly limited to small groups of weekend golfers. Residents are also concerned about the rumored harmful effects the electromagnetic waves from THAAD's radar might have on them and their crops. Seoul's Defense Ministry calls such worries groundless. &'8220;We have been living very peacefully as farmers, but our daily lives have been shattered after the arrival of this weapon; we can't rest comfortably for a day and can't work without worrying,&'8221; said Kim Yoon&''seong, a 60-year-old melon farmer. He says many younger residents with children are considering leaving Seongju. Residents say at least 13 people were treated at hospitals for injuries including broken bones and teeth after a violent clash last week between dozens of villagers and supporters and some 8,000 police officers who were mobilized to remove them from the road. Three days later, more than a hundred police officers ended an hourslong standoff by swarming a handful of people who had been blocking a mountain path with a tractor to prevent construction equipment from entering the THAAD site. Police detained a man and drove away the tractor as villagers showered them with insults, including &'8220;dogs&'8221; and &'8220;Americans' slaves.&'8221; &'8220;We won't allow any U.S. military and construction vehicles to pass through the two roads,&'8221; said Rev. Kang Hyun-wook, a minister of Won Buddhism, an indigenous form of the religion. The grounds include a site Won Buddhists consider as sacred and are no longer allowed to visit. &'8220;If they fly in (the THAAD parts) with helicopters, then fine, it's their money to spend and we can't do anything about that.&'8221; Several people were hurt in another clash on Sunday as police tried to remove protesters blocking two U.S. military oil trucks from entering the THAAD site. Residents said the trucks turned away because cars protesters had parked to block the road couldn't be towed. Moon, the presidential front-runner, says THAAD's security benefits would be offset by deteriorating relations with China, which sees THAAD's powerful radar as a threat to its own defense. South Korea's largest trade partner, China has [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2017

Israel-China construction deal reportedly bans settlements

JERUSALEM — Israel and China have signed a deal to bring Chinese construction workers to Israel, but the workers will reportedly be barred from building in W.....»»

Category: worldSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2017

Manpower crunch crimps construction sector

CONSTRUCTION companies are experiencing an unprecedented “tightness” in the supply of skilled workers that threatens to derail the real estate sector’s growth momentum and the government’s ambitious infrastructure program......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 29th, 2017

Suspected Japanese tunnel found in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 January) &'8212; First they found a 500-pound American bomb. A few days after, construction workers discovered what could be a tunnel used by Japanese soldiers in the place where the Surigao del Norte National High School now stands. The suspected Japanese tunnel lies around 20 meters from where the bomb was found, [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 24th, 2017

China to send construction workers, says Israel govt

China to send construction workers, says Israel govt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017