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Mayor welcomes probe on mass gathering in Madridejos

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The local government of Madridejos, Cebu welcomed the decision of the national government to conduct an investigation into the mass gathering during the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo program held in Bantayan Island last November 27.

In an interview with reporters, Mayor Salvador Dela Fuente said they would cooperate with the investigation by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“That’s the decision of the DILG. We respect that and we welcome their investigation,” Dela Fuente said in the vernacular. (https://bit.ly/3o8FBbq)

The Madridejos-leg of Suroy-Suroy Sugbo drew flak online after a crowd gathered at Kota Park and social distancing protocols were neglected.

This prompted DILG Secretary Eduardo Año to announce that their department would be creating a “fact-finding team” to investigate the incident.