Flies swarm 7 villages in Albay town

January 8, 2015 1:45 am 

By Eduardo M. Casulla

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 7 (PNA) — Residents of seven villages in Guinobatan, Albay, have complained of flies coming from a poultry farm in Barangay Binogsacan of the same town that are swarming their localities, to the detriment of their health.

The residents of the seven neighboring barangays claimed that the swarm of flies come from the 6N1 Poultry Farm, which, they claimed, emits a very foul odor that attracts the insects.

The PNA learned that the residents have complained of the situation since October 2014 yet.

They claimed they could not eat well due to the bad smell emitted by the poultry farm, posing danger to their health.

Even village officials could not help advising their constituents to just catch the flies and decimate them.

Guinobatan Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco said she already warned the owner of the poultry farm, Jerome Lee, who has promised to do something about the problem but begged not to close his business as he had poured millions of investments into the project.

The local government unit had suspended operation of the poultry farm for three months last year but it later allowed the business to resume operation after its owner promised to do something about the situation.

Then flies also resumed infesting the surroundings of the farm.(PNA)



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