Barangay officials involved in viral 'lugaw' video apologize

By Elyjah Rosales

Screengrab from Barangay Muzon

Following the social media outrage, the officials of Brgy. Muzon, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on Friday asked forgiveness to everyone for intruding a 'lugaw' delivery attempt that they overlooked.

Brgy. Muzon chief Mariano Gatchalian expressed his regret on the incident as he called onto the personnel named Marvin Ignacio and public's apology to their shortcomings.

“Ako po’y naririto upang makapag-bigay ng pahayag, paliwanag, at makahingi na rin ng pahumanhin sa ating publiko, są ating kinauukulan, sa mga nakakataas sa ating pamahalaan, lalong-lalo na sa iyo Marvin, muli akong humihingi ng paumanhin, at sa may-ari na rin ng Lugaw Pilipinas [store],” Gatchalian told in a Facebook video.

Another barangay employee Pez Raymundo, who was heard saying that people could survive without 'lugaw,' also said sorry to Ignacio, Grab drivers, and the netizens she may have wronged.

“Sa iyo, Marvin, kung na-offend ka doon sa aking nabanggit, ako ay humihingi ng pahumanhin. Kasama na rin doon ang may ari ng establishment at doon sa mga Grab drivers,” stated Raymundo.

“Sa mga netizens, alam kong naapektuhan kayo doon sa aking nabanggit. Hindi ko gusto na ma-offend kayo, yun ay hindi intentional. Dahil late na ng madaling araw ‘yun, napagod din siguro ako, nagkamali ako ng pagpili ng salita na hindi akma doon sa aking pinapaliwanag kay Marvin,” she added.

Two alleged 'harassing' employees, who Ignacio reported on social media, echoed the same sentiments while saying that it was not their intention to 'harass' or 'hurt' him and the owner of the food store.

"Ang gusto lang namin ay ibigay yung papel para may kopya sila. Pasensya na Marvin, pati na rin sa may-ari ng Lugaw Pilipinas, pati na rin sa mga netizen na nakapanood nito,” said one of the men.

Prior to this, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque cleared that 'lugaw' and other food commodities are essential and its deliveries should not be stopped.




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