The Quezon City local government sued a homeowner’s association president in Barangay Matandang Balara after allegedly allowed a wedding reception and drinking despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Nagsampa tayo ng kaso sa kaniya. Ayon doon sa interview ng mga contact tracer, siya po ang nagbigay ng permiso na magsagawa ng kasal at inuman. Sa tingin ko accountable siya,” Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said in an interview with Teleradyo on Monday.
The homeowner’s association president was charged for violating Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.
The Quezon City LGU has also issued a show-cause order against Matandang Balara Barangay Chairman Allan Franza for the incident.
“I-evaluate po ito ng city legal department at kung may merits ay ididiretso ito sa special investigative committee sa ilalim ng Sangguniang Panlunsod,” said Quezon City Mayor Belmonte.
The number of residents who tested positive for COVID-19 has reached 72 after the said gathering.
Meanwhile, about 15 to 20 families lost their homes in the fire that broke out in a residential area near Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Pasay City.
Five to 7 houses in Barangay 194 were set on fire starting at 1 a.m. Monday.
According to councilor Ricardo Kano Perez, the source of the fire is not yet known, but it is suspected to be due to a family quarrel in a house.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire that reached the second alarm.
Up to P300,000 worth of properties were burned.
PNP identifies ‘person of interest’ in murder of media executive in GenSan
Police have a “person of interest” in the murder of a media executive in General Santos City last week.
In an interview with General Santos City Police director Col. Gilbert Tuzon on Monday, said they got a witness who was able to point out the person possibly behind the murder of Yentez Quintoy.
Quintoy is the executive office director and chief of staff of Brigada Group.
On June 4, Quintoy was shot by assailants riding a motorcycle as he was driving home.
Tuzon said they are currently pursuing the “person of interest.”
The Brigada Group of Companies offered a P1 million reward for providing information to those responsible for the crime.