6 Barangay Execs Charged Due to ‘Superspreader Events’ Negligence
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has charged six (6) barangay officials over failure to prevent ‘superspreader events’ in their area.
In President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Monday night Talk to the People, DILG Secretary Eduardo Ao stated they have apparently filed a lawsuit against six barangay officials for failing to prevent so-called “super spreader events” in their area.
“Sa inyo pong pag-uutos na kasuhan natin ang mga barangay officials, anim po ang nakita natin dito at nakasuhan,” said Año.
The charged officials, according to Año, were involved in a number of instances, including the Gubat sa Ciudad incident in Brgy. 171, Caloocan City, when 16 out of 300 visitors tested positive for COVID-19 following a Mother’s Day pool party. Recreational and resort businesses in San Jose and Navotas City are also included.
The boxing battle between Brgy. 181 and 182 in Tondo, Manila, which was captured on tape by a concerned local. The event at the Bakas River in Brgy. Matiktik, Norzagaray, Bulacan, was also charged with breaking health rules.
Balabag, Boracay Island, Brgy. Sambiray, Malay, Aklan, and Club Holic Bar and Restaurant, Brgy. Kamputhaw, Cebu City, were found to have violated minimal health regulations.
President Duterte had previously ordered the arrest of barangay or village heads when there were mass rallies in regions under their authority as a result of their failure to perform their duties. Following reports of large crowds, the President issued the order.
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