The attention of the local government of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro was called because of a viral post of a netizen showing a government-owned emergency vehicle that was used as a personal service during a Holy Week outing. The post received negative reactions from the netizens and called out to discipline the driver.
An uploader named KC Jane Valdez Vicera shared the photos on her Facebook Account with the caption: “Akala ko may aksidente sa ilalim ng amnay bridge ayun pala ginawang service for family outing 👏😮👀👀 Tama ba o mali ang kanilang ginawa?” she wrote.
She wondered if there was an accident happening under the Amnay Bridge but then she discovered that they were just having a family outing and had used the ambulance as a service for their family activity.
On her uploaded pictures, it can be seen that the children were all wet while swimming by the river and some of their companions were eating by the riverside. A wet shirt is also seen hanging on the front window of the ambulance which made her realized that the ambulance was used as their service.
Netizens on social media have reacted negatively as they know that an ambulance is used for emergency cases and later called the attention of the Mayor to investigate and give disciplinary action on the driver.
“Magandang tanong diyan may nagpapa-abot ba naman nito sa LGU Sablayan? Kasi hindi naman nila hahayaan ang ganitong gawain. Dapat gawin ang tamang proseso pa-imbestigahan, malay ba naman natin may malalim na istorya nababalot dito. Na dapat natin malaman. Halimbawa sino ang mga taong nakasakay sa ambulansiya? At sino sa kanila nagpahintulot na gamitin yan sa outing? Sino ang driver?🤔”
“Ang mali ay mali, at sa aking pagtingin sa mga larawan, mali talaga ito. Pero ang ikonekta ito sa mayor ay mali rin. Naniniwala akong walang alam ang mayor sa pangyayaring yan. At sigurado rin akong aaksyonan nya yan agad-agad once na makarating yan sa kanya… Hindi nya po yan kukunsintihin, dahil kahit nga sya mismo ay bumaba sa goverment service vehicle nya at ginamit ang sariling sasakyan para sa kanyang pangangampanya dahil alam nyang bawal yon…”
Mayor Eduardo Gadiano had confirmed with GMA News that the used ambulance with the mark LGU-Sablayan and plate number SKT 741 belongs to the Sablayan local government. The driver was assigned from the northern part of the town and he will not disregard the issues.
On a phone interview, he said he has three choices for disciplinary actions for the driver: suspension, termination, or resignation.
“Kailangang bigyan ng disciplinary action ‘yung driver dahil mali ‘yung ginawa niya. Tatlo lang pinagpipilian ko sa kanya: suspension, termination, o mag-resign siya, kasi mali ang ginawa niya,” said Mayor Gadiano.
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