Construction workers barred entry to CCMC

CONSTRUCTION workers were barred from entering the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) a day after Mayor Michael Rama made a statement on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, that he will terminate the contract of M.E. Sicat Construction, which has been working on the seventh to 10th floors of the new CCMC.

Rama could no longer bear the delay in the completion of the public hospital, whose construction was started in 2015 during his second term as mayor.

The construction workers of M.E. Sicat started to arrive at 7 a.m. Thursday, November 10, but they were not allowed to enter the CCMC premises.

They said they were not informed by their employer that the contract between the Cebu City Government and M.E. Sicat has already been canceled starting Wednesday.

The construction workers asked the mayor to continue hiring them as they could not easily find a job in another construction company especially that Christmas is approaching. (PAC, TPT)