Bredco claims no ‘op­er­a­tional ju­ris­dic­tion’ over worker’s death

Casela: These in­ci­dents paint an un­fa­vor­able pic­ture of Bredco

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In re­sponse to the De­cem­ber 4 death of worker whose body was found in­side a ware­house in the Ba­colod City recla­ma­tion area, Ba­colod Real Es­tate Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Bredco) man­age­ment said they have no “op­er­a­tional

ju­ris­dic­tion” over the in­ci­dent.

“It’s al­ways ‘gen­er­ally speak­ing of Bredco’ when­ever there are in­ci­dents like this,” ex­plained Bredco Port of­fi­cer-in-charge Romeo Casela. “It paints a pic­ture which is not fa­vor­able for Bredco.”

“There are sev­eral pri­vately-owned ware­houses at the recla­ma­tion area,” he added. “I just want to em­pha­size that it’s not hap­pen­ing in Bredco Port as far as the new man­age­ment is con­cerned.”

Last Tues­day, the body of 50-year-old Richard Gan­ta­lao, a res­i­dent of Barangay Carol-an in Ka­bankalan City, was

found around 10:30 p.m. in­side the Harry Ware­house, where he was em­ployed.

There was a re­ported com­mo­tion that evening as he had been drink­ing in­side the ware­house with co-work­ers, iden­ti­fied as An­to­nio Rivera and Ronel Medes. Gan­ta­lao was al­legedly struck by stones and other hard ob­jects, which con­trib­uted to his pass­ing./DGB,

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