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  1. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    4:30 pm today

    5 yr-old 8-storey bldg, gumuho

    patay, bagsak real state prices sa lugar na yan

  2. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Divisoria tower collapses;
    no reported injuries
    Posted: 5:33 PM (Manila Time) | Jul. 23, 2004
    By Tarra Quismundo
    Inquirer News Service

    (4TH UPDATE) AN eight-story building in the busy Divisoria commercial district collapsed just before 5 p.m. on Friday, hours after it started tilting on its right side.

    There were no reported injuries as of 5:02 p.m.

    The Sai Building at 659 Padre Rada Street near Juan Luna Street started leaning around 10:30 a.m. after witnesses said they heard a loud sound, akin to that made by an exploding power transformer.

    When it collapsed, the building hit a part of the adjacent Italy Marketing Building before falling on Juan Luna Street.

    Manila Mayor Jose L. Atienza Jr. arrived at the scene before 4 p.m. Less than an hour later, the building rumbled and collapsed.

    Atienza ordered the police to secure the fallen building to protect the money inside the vault of Insular Bank, located on the building's ground floor.

    Police cordoned off the area from the corner of Claro M. Recto Avenue, a block away.

    The five-year-old building and those beside it were ordered vacated. A Jollibee branch and a bakery were among the first establishments to close down.

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the National Disaster Coordinating Council, the Manila City Government, and the Department of Public Works and Highways were called in to help secure the area.

    Authorities had to drive away curious people several times.

    Harry Wong, an engineer-friend of the building's owner, Ajit Mansukhani, said the building's foundation might have been weakened because of the construction of two adjacent buildings, one on its left side and the other in front of it.

    When the building started tilting, authorities asked construction workers to halt their work.

    Sai Building housed residential and office units and a textile warehouse. (Originally posted 1:33 PM, updated 4:53 PM, 5:07 PM, and 5:19 PM)

  3. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Inaabangan na talaga ng ABS news crew. Kuhang-kuha nila yung pag guho. Wala na raw nakatira dun.

  4. Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Padre Rada Street?? ito ba yung nasa tabi lang ng ilog?

  5. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Alam ko Mesic St. yung tabi ng ilog di ba?

  6. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    hmmm interesting.....

    dapat imbistegahan should not happen that way for a 5 yr old bldg....

  7. Join Date
    Nov 2002
    sayang naman un buildings...

    tska diba may permit dapat toh na matibay or something

  8. Join Date
    Jul 2004
    tsk tsk tsk... how bad it is to hear something like this..
    good thing is, nobody got hurt...

  9. Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Meron 2 building under construction sa both sides ng gumuhong building..baka dahil sa paghuhukay nito lumambot ung pang-ilalim na foundation kaya bumagsak. Naramdaman ng guwardya ung pag-galaw ng building since nag-start ung construction. Pero kung sub-standard ung design and materials na ginamit sa nasirang building..lam niyo na may kasalanan.

  10. Join Date
    Nov 2002
    lang tong bldg na to where i stay! hehe..

    nung umaga eh napansin ko nga naka lean na yung bldg.. altho i was in bulakan sa planta when it came crashing down....

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