LOOK: Swarms of flies plague barangay in Ilocos Sur

Bryan Realgo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 21 2016 12:24 PM

ILOCOS SUR –Residents of Barangay Namalpalan in the town of Magsingal, this province are complaining about the swarms of flies plaguing their homes.

Residents believe the insects are coming from the nearby poultry farm allegedly owned by the family of Mayor Alrico Favis.

Barangay Chairman Feliciano Tabura said he has received many complaints from residents about the flies.

"Napakadami ng reklamo. Hindi na kasi makagalaw ng normal. May iba kakain, nakakulambo pa. Hirap na rin sa pagtulog. Hindi na nga lang sa amin barangay pati karatig na lugar apektado na rin," he said.

Tabura said a dialogue is set once Mayor Favis returns to town.

Affected residents are asking for immediate relief as they fear that the flies could bring in more serious health problems.

In a statement, the management of the poultry farm insisted that they are strictly implementing their pest control program and that they already conducted spraying on affected households.