“Asa na ang Ayuda?”
CAGAYAN DE ORO – Magnum Radio has exposed this morning thousands of relief goods and repacked rice intended for residents in Cagayan de Oro, but only allegedly kept in covered courts in Barangays Nazareth and Iponan, this city, for several weeks now.
This, despite the strong clamor of ‘displaced’ city residents for local government intervention in terms of food support (ayuda).
Since, the City was reclassified from GCQ, MECQ to ECQ starting June, this year, and jobs have been put on hold in most business establishments and in malls, thousands of workers have been displaced and lost their jobs.
In an interview conducted by Magnum Radio anchor Jun Albino, barangay Nazareth chairperson Janjan Rodriguez revealed that he was not officially informed thousands of relief goods were being kept inside the covered court at South Central School in Barangay Nazareth.
He said since he was not officially informed, so he told his trusted people to just monitor the situation.
“For weeks now they’re unloading thousands of relief goods and repacking sacks of rice into several kilos,” Rodriguez said in vernacular.
Contrary to Rodriguez revelation that he was not officially informed, Dondon Allorin, barangay chair of Iponan told the local radio anchor that someone called and informed him that several truckloads of relief goods and rice will be unloaded at the covered court in his barangay.
Allorin said he approved the request and his people in the barangay even helped in the unloading of thousands of relief goods since it was only the truck driver and his companion were around to unload the food packs.
Meanwhile, City Administrator Teddy Sabuga-a denied there was hoarding that happen and explained that those food packs intended for city residents affected by the imposition of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) were intentionally unloaded in those areas for easy distribution.
Sabuga-a also said the food packs will be delivered to the affected workers in many private establishments in the city starting today.
But irate residents blamed City Hall Officials for their denial for weeks of the people’s woes on ayuda (food and financial support).
The residents alleged that officials in the city have no ‘sense of urgency,’ and they allegedly deprived the people of the city for their basic needs for food.
Since the video was made live by Magnum radio, exposing thousands of relief goods and repacked rice, the video became an online viral on FB. It generated almost 34,000 shares and tens of thousands of views.
The video was also flooded with ‘attacks’ and commentaries of people who’ve been critical to the Moreno administration.
Among those irate city residents who commented on Magnum’s exclusive videos:
Maretis Narvasa – “Kasuhan ang dapat kasuhan ana. Dugay ra namo na gipaabot, gi quarantine pud diay ninyo taga DSWD. Kinsay nagmando ninyo ana panaguan ninyo na.”
Ryan Bagtik Cagayan – “Kung gipanghatag ni kada pamilya walay pillion, napuslan na unta ni. Sa Gingoog hagbay ra cla nahuman. Gikalibang na nila ang ilang mga ayuda. Ang cdo nga nga hangtod karon.”