President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered mayors and barangay captains to stop giving cash and food subsidies to individuals caught indulging in cockfighting and drinking alcohol during the enhance community quarantine
“Alam mo sa totoo lang ‘yung kayong nagsasabong pati nag-inuman, ibig sabihin may pera kayo. Do not expect any help from me. Sabihin ko talaga: you know wala, sorry na lang. May pera pala kayo pangsabong, may pera pala kayo pang-inom eh ‘di ibigay ko na lang sa iba,” said Duterte in a Thursday night briefing.
“There’s not enough to go around. Hindi talaga magkasya. We are getting low sa supply ng pagkain na. Ilang araw na ‘yan buong Pilipinas pinapakain mo, 18 million families. Sa isang pamilya ilagay mo na lang apat, lima. Eh ilang bunganga ‘yan,” he added.
Duterte has ordered the Department of Interior and Local Government to investigate these violations of quarantine rules to make sure that the limited government resources for the social amelioration program would go to those who deserve them.
“Yung assistance ibinibigay ng gobyerno eh dapat talaga gamitin ninyo sa wastong paraan. For those people who are identified by the barangay captains and the mayors who are violating the quarantine, pasensiya ho kayo. Help would not… Eh kung ganun may pera pala eh. So kulang na kulang nga, ibigay ko na lang talaga sa ‘yung nangangailangan at wala nang mapuntahan.” said Duterte.