Duterte and DILG urged to suspend and file a case for gross inexcusable negligence against Sagnay Mayor Fuentebella
President Roa Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of Interior and Local Government was urged to file a case for gross inexcusable negligence against Sagnay Mayor Evelyn Fuentebella who was missing in action as Typhoon Usman devastatingly battered Sagnay.
Since 28 December 2018, there are no official or even unofficial situational reports yet regarding the landslide incident that took many lives at Barangay Patitinan Sagnay, and more than 60 families and persons are still missing.
The areas hit by the landslide were hazard areas or high risk areas for landslide in the municipalitys geo-hazard map; thus pre-emptive evacuation was necessary. However, Mayor Fuentebella did not care to conduct a pre-emptive and forced evacuation in Sitio Garang, Sitio Crossing, and Sitio Igot, Patitinan despite knowing that people were in great danger.
Worse, the negligent mayor has not done anything about it yet until now and worst of all, these inexcusable negligence are being kept from public. Mayor Fuentebella has been reportedly preventing the public from knowing that many already died and are still buried in landslide for her negligence.
Furthermore, forced evacuation should still be conducted in some areas in the municipality today, including Sitio Garang, Sitio Crossing, and Sitio Igot, Patitinan in Sagnay. But again, Mayor Fuentebella has still not done anything about the advice.
Due to Mayor Fuentebellas incompetence and gross negligence, the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur, through the initiative of Governor Miguel Migz Villafuerte, with the Philippine Army and Bureau of Fire and Protection, has been conducting search and rescue operations, relief distribution, and investigation regarding the missing persons affected by the landslide in the municipality which are all responsibilities of the Sagnay Mayor.
Pagod na pagod na po kami, wala man lang kaming nakukuhang tulong mula kay Mayor Fuentebella. Ang daming namatay at nawawala parin. Kailangang may managot; hindi namin makakalimutan ang kapabayaan ni Mayor Fuentebella, shared a barangay official from Sagnay while almost crying.