'Sabong, inuman, tong-its': More than 1,000 barangays to receive show cause orders over lockdown violations

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Posted at Apr 28 2020 08:32 AM

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MANILA -- More than 1,000 barangays in the country will receive show cause orders due to lockdown violations, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said Tuesday.

"Ito 'yong mga sinampahan namin ng show cause order [sa mga reklamong]: sabong, inuman sa kalsada, tong-its sa kalsada, 'yong mga bata naglalaro sa kalsada tapos 'yong iba nagbabayad dito sa quarantine pass, sa barangay ID," Undersecretary Martin Diño told DZMM.

(We issued a show cause order due to complaints like cock fights, drinking alcohol in public, tong-its in public, children playing on the streets and some paying for quarantine passes and barangay IDs.)

The official noted that they first gave a show cause order to 29 barangays in Metro Manila which increased to 50.

Diño said that they also received complaints about barangay officials who prioritized their relatives and allies for aid.

"Nung nagbigay na ng pagkain, ang reklamo kay kapitan inuna ang mga kamag-anak niya tapos 'yong mga kaalyado niya. Nung sa DSWD naman, ganoon din ang reklamo, nailista ang mga kamag-anak at mga kaalyado. Chineck namin ito at vinerify," he said.

(When food was given, the complaints to barangay captian, was they prioritized their relatives even their allies. When the aid from the Department of Social Welfare and Development came, same complaint, they listed their relatives and allies first. We checked and verified these.)

He added that they also received reports of people using the cash aid to buy drugs.

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