Kapamilya actor Coco Martin denied that they’re causing inconvenience to the vendors of Quiapo.
During the FPJ’s Batang Quiapo media conference on May 4, 2023, Coco claimed that the production of the show helped the vendors to boost their sales.
According to him, many people were flocking to Quiapo just to see them and businesses around the place benefited from the tourists.
He said that because of social media, it’s easy for some people to create stories that would affect the reputation of the show.
“Ganun din ang nangyayari sa Batang Quiapo. Pero hindi natin maiaalis kasi ngayon na because of the social media, na napakadaling gumawa ngayon ng opinyon ng isang bagay na kaya mong pagandahin o sirain,” Coco said.
It can be recalled that motivational speaker Rendon Labador criticized Coco and the FPJ’s Batang Quiapo team, saying that his show already badly affected the vendors.
“Nakaka abala ka na sa mga NEGOSYANTENG VENDORS natin diyan sa Quiapo. Kung hindi mo babayaran lahat ng damages at losses sa pag gamit mo ng lugar, umalis alis ka na diyan. Para sa PUBLIKO at MAMAYANG PILIPINO YAN!!! Ginawa mong pansarili mo lang? Hindi ka batang Quiapo, isa kang “anak ng tokwa.” said Rendon.