Bereaved families of the victims of the footwear factory fire in Valenzuela are set to file charges against officials of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
Families of the 72 workers who died in the said fire, including the survivors formed the “Justice for Kentex workers alliance” to promote justice to the victims.
Atty. Remegio Saladero, lawyer of the “Justice for Kentex workers alliance”, said that they will file administrative and criminal cases against the officials of DOLE and BFP who disregarded their duties, that led to the death of the 72 factory workers.
The victims were trapped at the second floor of the factory during the fire because it had no fire exit and sprinkler system.
Based on the result of the investigation, workers are only sub-contracted and are not receiving any benefits from the company.
Saladero mentioned that they are about to finish the affidavit against the officials of DOLE and BFP and they will file necessary charges against them on Monday at the Office of the Ombudsman.