President Rodrigo Duterte put whole Luzon under enhanced community quarantine to control the movement of the people and prevent COVID-19 from spreading in other parts of the country.
Duterte also repeatedly said that people should ask relief goods to their barangay captains.
However, it seems that one LGU fail to inform their people about ‘social distancing’ and other things ordered by the President as hundreds of them went in front of their city hall to ask for relief goods.
Mayor Imelda Aguilar of Las Piñas
The city government of Las Piñas received a tremendous amount of criticisms on social media after several residents of the said place complained about the lack of relief goods.
In the photo posted by Jay Abanil Manigos, it showed people lining up and disregarding social distancing in front of Las Piñas City Hall, hoping to get a relief good from Mayor Imelda Aguilar.
Some of the people who lined up are very vulnerable senior citizens.
“Akala ko marami pamigay na relief good food,hinde kami nabigyan napagud ako sa pila,nasing uwian nalang kami di poh kami nagbigyan ng pagkain kawawa ang umuwi wlang dala ok lang man ako kahit d makatangap pero yung iba kawawa talaga,” netizen Jay Abanil Manigos said.
Radio Host Mark Lopez also posted a video showing how the people are trying to get first in line for relief goods.
He urged the national government to make the officials of Las Piñas responsible for letting a mass gathering happen in front of their city hall.
“HINDI HO ITO BIRO. HINDI HO ITO PUEDE ISAWALANG BAHALA. HINDI HO ITO PUEDENG IPAGPALIBAN O UPUAN AT SASABIHAN LANG NA “UNDER INVESTIGATION NA!” NAPAKA RECKLESS PO NITO! NAPAKA IRRESPONSABLE! AT ETO HO ANG MAGPAPALALA SA SITWASYON NATIN SA BUONG BANSA! HINDI LANG PO ITO LAS PIŃAS! BUONG PILIPINAS ANG NILAGAY SA PELIGRO!” Lopez said.
As of writing, there are already six recorded cases of COVID-19 in Las Pinas.
President Duterte put Luzon under community lockdown to prevent the people from gathering as prevention against COVID-19.
Recently, Duterte urged the LGUs to follow the national government orders and the rules of the community quarantine or else they might face charges.