CamSur Guv Villafuerte’s ‘lechon strategy’ leads to evacuation of 90,000 people


Was Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte’s strategy of dangling scrumptious lechon to target evacuees amid the threat of typhoon “Nina” effective or what?

The millennial politiko publicly bared at past noon Sunday, December 25 that close to 90,000 of his constituents have been safely evacuated from identified danger zones.

“PDRRMC (Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office) Situational Report as of December 25: A total of 20,067 families or 89,956 individuals evacuated,” wrote Villafuerte on Facebook.

“Let us cooperate and coordinate with the proper authorities to ensure ZERO CASUALTY. Our preparedness and resiliency shall be stronger than any typhoon,” he added.

Hours earlier, PAGASA raised signal no. 3 in four Bicol provinces–Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, and Catanduanes.

In an appeal on Facebook and Twitter on Christmas Eve, December 24, Villafuerte announced a rather yummy incentive for those who would voluntarily leave their homes for safer ground.

“Please evacuate,” he said, referring to the people living along the coastline. “Magpapalechon tayo sa mga evacuation centers na full compliance sa memo. Safety first guys.”

“I know it is Christmas, and is somewhat sunny right now but this is a legit typhoon,” added the governor. Nina packs winds of up to 215 kilometers per hour, according to PAGASA.

Villafuerte said that the target for Saturday night or a few hours before the traditional Noche Buena feast was the evacuation of 50,000 people. That number has since been surpassed by nearly 40,000.

Now that sounds like a lot of lechons.