OMNICO at Fault

LAOAG CITY (Jan. 4) – River resort owners in Sarrat have demanded OMNICO to pay damages for the alleged destruction of their cottages and fish cages.

Sarrat Mayor Edito Balintona said that OMNICO should be liable since it failed to give public notice about the release of large volume of water from its quarry site that led to the sudden swelled water of the Padsan River which flooded most of the cottages and fish cages.

Also destroyed, the mayor said, was the Balintona bridge, which connects the North and South portion of the town.