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Bulua dad promises to give justice to residents affected by ‘hazardous smoke’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Bulua Barangay Chairman Arjay “Al” Legaspi, Jr yesterday vowed to give justice to his constituents affected by the alleged “hazardous chemicals” coming from the thick-dark smoke of a crematorium here.

Legaspi said he had already met twice the residents of zone 7 in Barangay Bulua, including representatives from DENR, Clenro, and the crematorium.

“Ato na silang gipatawag sa ikaduhang higayon ug gihisgutan ang solusyon niining reklamo sa mga residente nga lage lain ug baho ang ibuga nga itom nga aso gikan sa crematorium,” Barangay Chair Legaspi told MDNN.

(“We’ve already called the parties twice and discussed on the solution of the complaints of Zone 7 residents that the crematorium located in their area, has been emitting a thick-dark smoke and bad odor)

The barangay chairman said the DENR has already gotten air sample and would announced the result of their investigation into the matter.

“We are only waiting for the result of the investigation made by the DENR and we will recommend whatever we can recommend based on the results of the investigations by proper authorities,” Chairman Legaspi said in vernacular.

The crematorium, it was learned, was cremating an average of 10 dead bodies of covid-19 victims everyday.

The reported issue has reached the television show of Raffy Tulfo, who immediately acted on the complaint filed by a certain Jane Saligumba, who only lives 15 meters away from the crematorium.

Saligumba claimed the residents were already alarmed after the children have started experiencing illnesses due to the alleged “foul smell” coming from the thick, black smoke of the crematory.

Meanwhile, City Information Officer Maricel Casiño-Rivera told the media the concerns of the residents in Barangay Bulua has already reached the City Mayor.

Rivera said the City Government has already spent more than 30 million pesos in cremation alone since August 10. It was also learned that of the over a thousand people who have died of the deadly coronavirus disease, 790 of them were cremated.


The cremation of a Covid-19 victim who has died, and all the belongings of the dead, including a cellphone, shoes, bracelets, ring, body bags, laptop, PVC,  and all other belongings would be burned, the reason that during the process, a thick, black smoke coming from the crematory.

Engr Armen Cuenca, in an earlier interview, said the thick smoke may contain “hazardous chemicals” so that an inspection from the DENR is necessary.

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Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist in the Philippines for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of Mindanao Daily News, the biggest and most-widely read newspaper in Southern Philippines. He is also known as Noypi Vlogger in Youtube. You can follow him on the following social networking sites below.
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