Mayor leaves townmates a day before Yolanda devastated 95 percent of Sta. Fe, Cebu

posted on: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Residents are angry after their town mayor left them wet and hungry a day before a killer storm devastated Sta Fe, Bantayan island, Cebu.

Here’s what people working at the port (audio only since they requested not to be seen on video) in Sta. Fe said about their mayor leaving them a day before super typhoon Yolanda’s land fall in their town.

Around 95 percent or 5862 families in Sta. Fe were affected by super typhoon Yolanda. Three dead, one missing.
The local government pegged the amount of damage at P1.2 billion

There are 10 barangays in the town famous for their white sand beaches.

Sta. Fe public information officer, Marvin Camay confirmed their mayor left town on Thursday, a day before Nov. 7, 2013 and came back on Sunday, since there were no flights out of Manila on Saturday.

Yolanda left a wide swath of destruction that plunged the town into total darkness as power lines were toppled.

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Eyewitnesses at the Sta. Fe port said they saw him arrived at the port Sunday morning, Nov. 9, 2013.

We arrived in Sta. Fe Sunday afternoon and until we left the place Monday afternoon there were no signs of clearing efforts in the town.

Contrary to what we saw in Bantayan and Daanbantayan towns in the northern tip nof Cebu, the Sta. Fe municipal hall had no flurry activities relating to relief operations except for a few staff sitting outside the municipal building.