- Government employee went viral for the wrong reasons as she attempted to make environmental fee payment look like extortion.
- Netizens called out her lack of knowledge when it comes to the municipal ordinance, considering that she works for the local municipality of Tingloy.
It seems like viral videos of people who refuse to follow rules and regulations are what’s “in” these days.
An alleged municipal employee of Tingloy, Batangas insisted to be recorded as she and her companion were asked to pay for the environmental fee of the place.
During a conversation with the attendant, the woman, who was identified as Dada Atienza, instructed the man she’s with to take a video of the incident.
The attendant explained that if you’re a resident of the area, you won’t be charged with the environmental fee of ₱50, however, Atienza did not mention that she lives in Batangas.
Another officer approached them and explained to her that tourists would have to pay the environmental fee as it is a municipal ordinance.
The woman then told her companion to include her in the video as she reaches for her “barya” in her bag. It didn’t turn out to be coins because she pulled out a ₱500 and an ID to hand over to the attendant.
In the end, she finally revealed that she’s from the area and works at Tingloy Municipal Hall which made the attendant and officer return her money.
Netizens were not amused by her behavior as they noticed that she wants to make it look like she was being extorted.
Sheila Salonga Dela Cruz called her out for her arrogance.
Vinideo pa nila yung kayabangan nila. Taga munisipyo pero walang ID. Nuknukan na ng yabang, nuknukan pa ng kupal. Yung asawa naman suportado pa yung kahambugan ng misis nya. Ano yan, in-upload nila yung video nila para ma-bash? Kung hindi ba naman mga tanga tong mga ‘to!
A Facebook user questioned Atienza’s intentions in recording the whole thing.
Ric Magpayo mentioned that the woman shouldn’t have used her job as an excuse to follow the regulations.
Hindi po lisensya ang pagtatrabaho sa munisipyo para hindi sumunod sa rules and regulations ng bawat lugar na pupuntahan nyo. Gusto lng yarta sumikat nito. Dapat disiplinahin ng mayor nila yan.
A netizen said that as an employee of the municipal hall, she should’ve known that there was an environmental fee for tourists.
And that makes her look very funny and unaware.
Since you are working in municapal hall in the said place alam mo na dapat yan.
Tama si kuya, kaya nga tinatanong ka nila kung taga saan kba? Kung residente kaba ng lugar na yun et al.
You make yourself look stupid.
Ian Kuh mentioned about the sense of entitlement that Filipinos have just because of their job titles.
Yan ang hirap sa mentality ng karamihan natin mga pinoy eh. Gusto lang natin maging big time, abogado, doctor, police, military officials, government officials, politician, celebrity and blah blah blah para lang maging untouchable, mam bully, magyabang, mag samantala at mag abuso. Lahat na lang sa atin everything is a competition at gusto lagi magpataasan ng ihi. T*ngina this!
On the other hand, Grace Feleo Antocan found nothing wrong with Atienza’s actions.
she’s trying to verify if the transaction from those people are legit. there is nothing wrong, just casual.
Francisco Usa explained the importance of the environmental fees for the maintenance and upkeeping of their place.
Environment fee ay ordinansa na ipinapatupad talaga yan ng munisipyo sa mga dumadayo upang maligo sa public beach na kanilang nasasakupan. Pondo yan na nalilikom upang gamitin din sa pag maintain ng kaayusan at kalinisan ng beach. Hindi naman kalakihan kaya hwag na makipagtalo. Tumulong na lang para na rin sa kaunlaran ng lugar.