Fire victims' employer wants to be brought to private hospital


Posted at Jun 06 2014 04:53 PM | Updated as of Jun 07 2014 12:53 AM

MANILA - The employer of the 8 women workers who died in a fire in Pasay City last week wants to undergo medical check-up at a private hospital.

According to the Pasay City Police, the lawyers of Juanito Go will appeal before the Pasay City Prosecutor's Office to let him see his doctor and undergo check-up at the Chinese General Hospital.

This is after the Pasay City General Hospital said Go is showing symptoms of tuberculosis.

The 68-year-old Go is the owner of the building that was gutted by fire on May 30.

Eight of his employees died of suffocation after failing to get out of the burning structure.

The workers, who were recruited by Go from Negros Oriental, were locked inside their room. They were also only allowed to have 3 days off every year.

Charges of human trafficking, negligence resulting in multiple homicide and physical injuries, and operating a business without a permit have been filed against Go. -- Report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM