12 Cebu City brgys face probe for snubbing clearing ops

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FROM three barangays, now it is 12 barangays in Cebu City that are currently under investigation for not participating in the city’s “Oplan Barug Sugbo” on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, a city official said.

But lawyer Gerardo Carillo, who heads the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC), said they won’t provide the identities of the nine other barangays until such time that a complaint will be lodged against them before the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Oplan Barug Sugbo was initiated by Mayor Michael Rama to hasten the clearing operations of the city from the debris and garbage caused by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette.

Rama signed on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, Executive Order 152, which declares a city-wide observance of an Enhanced Citywide Qualitative Health and Sanitation (ECQ-HS) Drive in the city.

The intensive clearing operation was scheduled for two days and the first part took place last Dec. 30 wherein the city was able to collect 880 tons of garbage and debris.

Carillo said these certain barangays did not mobilize their dump trucks and did not give assistance to the personnel coming from the city government.

“We will just remind them, sunod ana it will be administrative sanctions,” said Carillo.

Carillo added that politics should be set aside since the effort is to restore the city to what it was before the devastation of the typhoon.

Initially, Carillo identified three barangays--Punta Princesa, Bulacao and Labangon--for failing to participate during the Oplan Barug Sugbo despite asking the city for logistical support.

During the first day, the City was able to collect around 880 tons of garbage and debris.

The second leg of the clearing operation will happen on Jan. 2, 2022.

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