A resident of Quezon City slammed their LGU after he saw how the relief goods were transported using a truck allegedly being used to collect garbage in Barangay Pasong Tamo.
Netizen Carol Claudio expressed disgust after seeing that relief goods were treated like garbage and asked why the government didn’t respect the food they’re giving to their constituents.
“Kapag nakita nyo po sila, wag kayong magkakamaling maglabas ng basura. Hindi po sila mangongolekta, magdedeliver po sila ng relief goods!! Hindi man lang ninyo iginalang ang kasagraduhan ng mga pagkain. Mga bastos!!” Claudio said.
The photo was shared by hundreds of netizens who also criticized QC Mayor Joy Belmonte for letting a dirty truck transport food.
“Wala man lang ba matino sasakyan QC? or nakurakot na pambili? kawawa namn QC,” netizen Maria Pacis said.
“Grabe naman ang QC LGU! Napaka unsafe, unhealthy, way below quality standard. Ano akala sa mga tao…basura?” netizen Mars Mendoza remarked.
However, Pasong Tamo Captain Emmanuel “Banjo” Pilar clarified that the truck on the viral photo is not a garbage truck, but a utility vehicle.
“Bilang paglilinaw, nais namin ipahahayag sa publiko na ang ginamit na truck sa paghahakot ng relief goods para sa mga residente ng Barangay Pasong Tamo, Qc. ay isang Cargo/Utiliy Truck na ginagamit sa maraming pangangailangan ng barangay lalo na sa oras ng kalamidad. Maraming salamat po!” Pilar said.
The Quezon City government is facing a PR nightmare after netizens focused on criticizing Mayor Joy Belmonte and her colleagues.
One of Belmonte’s critics, veteran journalist Jay Sonza even asked Belmonte to “vanish” to save Quezon City and described the latter as an immature.
He also called Belmonte “disgrace to mankind” because of being incompetent in handling the COVID-19 crisis in her city.