MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has filed lawsuits against the founders of MGC Warehouse, Inc., the owners of the housing unit in Tandang Sora that caught fire on August 31.
Fifteen people were killed in the fire that took place in the early morning.
Following a police investigation, cases of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple murders were filed against Catherine Sy, Lina Cavilte, Johanna Cavilte and Geoffrey Cavilte, a release from the Quezon City government said Saturday.
Mayor of Quezon City, Ma. Josefina “Joy” Belmonte said the city hoped this investigation would bring justice to the fire victims.
“We hope that through this development, justice will be served for the fifteen persons who lost their lives in that unfortunate incident. We appreciate the efforts of the Quezon City Police District as they are committed to uncovering the truth,” Belmonte said.
Previously, Belmonte ordered the Bureau of Fire Protection to conduct an inspection after an investigation launched by the city and council found “lax inspections, backlogs in company investigations and other deficiencies in the Bureau of Fire Protection’s performance.” Fire Protection”. – Quezon City Fire District.
The city’s legal department was also ordered to establish a special panel of investigators to further investigate the incident and file lawsuits against the company’s surviving officers, as well as liable local government officials, who may face administrative and criminal charges .
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