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Fish kill reported
in Brgy Estefania


Barangay Estefania officials said they discovered dead janitor and tilapias fishes floating in the Cabacawan creek causing the foul odor that residents of Bethany Court and Greensville I, including those living near the Cabacawan Creek, are complaining about, Captain Elsie Valenzuela said yesterday.

Villamonte Barangay Captain Andre Victor Las Piñas has also complained about it and residents of Brgy. Montevista and those living near the bridge along La Salle here, she said.

Valenzuela said that they are trying to find out the cause of the fish kill.

Councilor Roberto Rojas, chairman of the Sangguniang Committee on Heath and Sanitation, said he has sent members of his staff to check on the reported fish kill in Estefania Friday and has requested City Health Officer Dr. Salome Biñas to conduct water sampling in the area.

Rojas said they will send a health inspector today to verify reports that the fish kill was caused by water waste discharged into the creek and to submit a report to his office.*CGS

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