Vice President Leni Robredo couldn’t stop herself from cursing after she was informed that some netizens are renting vans for the Office of the Vice President.
Robredo denied that they’re hiring vehicles for their free shuttle service program, saying that private organizations already offered their help without any cost.
“We are not hiring vehicles for our free shuttle services tomorrow. This is a malicious Facebook entry which intends to put our office in a bad light,” Robredo said.
“The free shuttle service that we will be offering to medical frontliners is through the kindness and generosity of private organizations, at no cost to the government,” she added.
She described the action as vile, asking how people could do such things during times of crisis.
“Walang sukdulan na kasamaan ang sinuman na nakakaisip pa ng mga ganitong kag*guhan sa panahon ng matinding sakuna,” she said.
According to the circulating Facebook post, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) is hiring 300 transport vans for 3,500 a day each vehicle.
The post also told the vehicle owners and drivers to visit the OVP.
They even put “deployment as soon as possible” to attract more interested vehicle owners.
On Tuesday, Robredo announced that they’re going to offer free shuttle service to help the hospital workers.
This is what the announcement reads:
“The OVP will deploy six air-conditioned bus units on Wednesday for the round trips that will start at 6 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the following routes:
ROUTE 1: RITM Alabang — Magallanes SLEX MRT (via Osmeña Highway, via Quirino Ave.) — Taft Ave. LRT — PGH / UP-NIH — Lawton LRT — Carriedo LRT — Recto LRT — Tayuman LRT — Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
ROUTE 2: Heritage Hotel EDSA ext (via Roxas Blvd., via Quirino Ave.) — Taft Ave. LRT — PGH / UP-NIH — Manila City Hall (via Quiapo) — UST Hospital — UDMC (via Welcome Rotonda, via Quezon Ave.) — Phil. Orthopedic Center (Banawe, via Araneta Ave. — EDSA Quezon Ave. MRT
ROUTE 3: SM MOA Globe EDSA — EDSA Taft LRT / MRT — Magallanes MRT — Guadalupe MRT — Shaw MRT — Cubao MRT / LRT2 (via Aurora Blvd., via C5 ext.) — QMMC (via C5 / Marcos Highway) — Santolan LRT2 — Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Cainta
ROUTE 4: EDSA ext. / Macapagal Ave. — EDSA Taft LRT / MRT — Magallanes MRT — Shaw MRT — Cubao MRT / LRT2 — East Ave. Medical Center — Phil. Heart Center — Lung Center of the Phils. (via Quezon Memorial Circle) — VMMC (via EDSA) — Monumento LRT
ROUTE 5: SM Fairview (via Commonwealth Ave, via Quezon Memorial Circle) — East Ave. Medical Center — Phil. Heart Center — Lung Center of the Phils. (via Agham Road, via Quezon Ave.) — Phil. Orthopedic Center — UDMC (Welcome Rotonda, via España) — UST Hospital — Lawton LRT
ROUTE 6: Balintawak LRT — Quezon Ave. MRT — GMA – Kamuning MRT — Cubao MRT — Santolan–Annapolis MRT — Ortigas MRT — EDSA cor. Kalayaan Ave. — Ayala MRT — Magallanes MRT — Heritage Hotel EDSA ext.”