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Prez Duterte orders probe of SOGO-Malate collapse

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 31st-anniversary celebration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Gymnasium in Quezon City on August 27, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has ordered the probe of the recent incident in Malate Manila wherein a portion of SOGO Hotel branch collapsed, resulting to two fatalities.

READ: 2 individuals dead as SOGO branch in Malate, Manila collapses

On Tuesday, Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said that the Palace is “shocked and saddened” over the said incident.

“President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has already ordered a thorough investigation and we ask concerned authorities to coordinate with the City Government of Manila, particularly the Manila City Engineering Office, for the conduct of the probe,” he said.

Earlier, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno ordered the investigation of the motel’s sudden collapse as well as to determine liability.

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