Genaro Cadigal, Valencia City administrator has confirmed this report to the media during interviews.
“Na-overwhelm tayo sa dami ng patay everyday. Kaya, we have no other option kundi gamitin na talaga. Hindi pa sana dapat ito gamitin kasi dapat dito mayron pang nakabaon na parang pantheon type. Pero dahil sa talagang kelangan na, ginamit nalang natin,” Cadigal pointed out.
(We are overwhelmed by the many deaths every day. But we have no other options but to use the new cemetery. We are not supposed to use this yet but there is an emergency to bury the dead, we are using this new cemetery now.)
Based on OCTA research, the province of Bukidnon is one of the covid-19 hotspot areas in Mindanao. Almost 16,000 are now confirmed covid cases, with 223 deaths.
“Pagdating sa ospital walang mapasukan. So, afterwards sa bahay nalang. Doon na namamatay. kaya napakaraming namamatay sa bahay. Kaya hindi na tayo dapat magtaka bakit maraming namamatay sa bahay dahil walang ospital na mapasukan.” the city administrator lamented.
Based on a Youtube video, the local government unit (LGU) in Valencia City was doing an overtime job, such as burying the dead bodies of covid19 victims, using a heavy equipment extractor.
There were reports that the local government of Valencia buried more than 10 dead bodies in a day.