Capitol engineer asked to submit report on Mambukal incident

BACOLOD City – Negros  Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Lacson has asked the provincial engineer to submit a report on claims that a portion of the Mambukal  Convention Center collapsed on Tuesday.

Lacson personally went to Mambukal to inspect the building. He said not a single part of the P84-million Mambukal Convention Hotel in Minoyan, Murcia collapsed.

Lacson called on Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa to submit his report to Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

It was found out that a tree branch blown by strong winds hit the parapet of the building at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Initial reports said the parapet subsequently fell to the kitchen roof and roof framing below and damaged about 80 square meters of the kitchen at the back of the hotel.

Lacson said workers also told him that nothing collapsed and that a tree branch hit the parapet that subsequently fell through the kitchen roof.

“The hotel has yet to be turned over to the Negros Occidental government because of additional works still being completed,” Lacson added.

The Mambukal Convention Hotel is located in a 3,300-square meter lot inside the resort.

The convention and hotel facility has 48 rooms and three function halls.

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