CamSur gov promises lechon in exchange for evacuation

Kimberly Jane Tan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 24 2016 03:54 PM

Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Villafuerte on Saturday promised to provide roasted pig (lechon) for his constituents if they proceed to evacuation centers, following forecasts that Typhoon "Nina" will be making landfall on Christmas Day.

"I know it is Christmas, and is somewhat sunny right now but this is a legit typhoon. (Please) evacuate, magpapalechon tayo sa mga evacuation (center)," Villafuerte said in a tweet.

Asked by a journalist for clarification, Villafuerte said he was serious about his offer.

"Para mag-evacuate talaga. A lot of people don't want to evacuate dahil pasko daw," he said.

(So that they will evacuate. A lot of people don't want to evacuate because it's Christmas.)

The governor said they hope to evacuate 50,000 families by 7 p.m. Saturday.

Typhoon Nina is expected to make landfall over the Catanduanes-Camarines area by Sunday evening, December 25.

Typhoon Cyclone Warning Signal #1 is currently raised in the areas of Southern Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao, Burias Island, Northern Samar, Samar, and Eastern Samar.

It may also be raised over Northern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon in the next 12 hours.