ALBURQUERQUE, Bohol – The Department of Health has strongly recommended for the temporary closure of the poultry farm allegedly owned and operated by Mayor Efren Tungol family in this town that allegedly caused the flies infestation recently, according to a reliable source who declined to be identified.
According to the source who apparently read the DOH recommendation, the provisional closure has been reached for the poultry farm to strictly comply with requirements particularly on the sanitation aspect of the farm.
Residents of sitio Pawa, barangay Sta. Fe were up in arms recently due to what they described as flies outbreak allegedly caused by the lack of sanitary measures of said poultry farm.
The source said that the report was already submitted to the office of the governor for the governor to read it first probably before it could be submitted to the poultry farm owners.
A resident and facebook posts said that if this DOH report recommending for closure is true will the Capitol implement it considering that the mayor is a Liberal Party stalwart.
Residents badly affected by flies outbreak are said to be awaiting for the result of the inquiry into the environmental mess purportedly coming from the said poultry farm.
The source said that the report made by the Department of Health (DOH) has recommended measures for the poultry owner to comply.
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Nestor Canda said that the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), an attached DENR office, was the in-charge in the conduct of the inquiry.
The what-appeared-to-be a separate DENR report has been submitted to regional office in Cebu City, Canda said in his text to BNT.
Earlier, residents claimed that because of the swarm of flies disturbing them they had to use mosquito nets when having meals. (rvo)
They accused Tungol family of ignoring their complaint against the “flies outbreak.”
In interview, Mayor Tungol said that he asked for a formal complaint so his office can act on it. But until yesterday nothing came out of their howl against the poultry farm’s foul odor and flies infestation.
He was quoted by the report as saying that the “flies outbreak” appeared to be coming out when election is approaching. (rvo)