EIGHT employees of the Iloilo City Government were trapped inside an elevator at the City Hall around 11:45 a.m. of March 20, 2017.
Victor Facultad, building administrator, confirmed that the employees were trapped inside Elevator No. 2 at the 7th floor.
“May nag-hingagaw sakay sa elevator nga nagapasirado na. Nabungguan niya ang sira amo to nga indi na magpanaog ang elevator,” said Facultad.
Also trapped was a pregnant woman, Rey Delfin Jr., and other women employees under the Office of City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.
Firefighters from the Bureau of Fire Protection Iloilo City freed the trapped persons after half an hour.
Facultad said he reported the incident to the supplier of elevator.
There are three elevators for public use at the City Hall. Another elevator is used by the City Hall officials.