- She said that there have been netizens messaging her and asking for her help as they aren’t receiving help from their local government unit.
Jennylyn Mercado appealed to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to monitor the rations given out by the mayors of Metro Manila during the country’s continuous fight against COVID-19.
It has been more than a week since the enhanced community quarantine was imposed on Luzon which aims to lessen the number of people being contaminated by the virus.
But it seemed like not everyone has been receiving equal amounts of goods from their local government unit. It turns out that some citizens have asked the help of celebrities to voice their concerns in hopes of getting the message out.
Jennylyn posted a statement on Facebook asking DILG to help find a solution for the people’s problems with the food supplied or lack thereof. She said that there have been netizens messaging her on her Instagram account claiming that they are not receiving any relief goods from their LGU.
“Madami pa pong mga tao na nagsasabi na hanggang ngayon ay wala pa silang natatanggap na relief goods mula sa kanilang barangay,” Mercado wrote.
Nanawagan po kami sa DILG Philippines.Naimomonitor niyo po ba ang nagagawa at hindi nagagawa ng mga Mayor ng bawat…
Posted by Jennylyn Mercado on Monday, March 23, 2020
Netizens have expressed their concern about the non-existent food packs.
San na po yung food packs? Nalate po ba mag pasa nung pina survey nyo yung brgy namin kaya wala pa? Char hahahahahahaha hep may nag comment, rt nag ss insend kung kani kanino hahahaha
— obby (@owbibiway) March 25, 2020
Mayor @VicoSotto Pili lng po ba may food pack? Yung ibang taga samin meron na. Wala pa kami. 🙂
— #RONALD🎤🌿 (@ronaldsings) March 25, 2020
1st ung health kit wala
2nd grocery pack wala
3rd food pack wala
Nganga pa rin kami
Brgy sangandaan qc
Under kapitana hefti
— Luisa❤ (@Luisa75255161) March 25, 2020
thursday pa raw hinahanda ng barangay namin yung food pack wala pa rin kaming natanggap
— danieeel (@ItsMeDannniel2) March 25, 2020
The enhanced community quarantine in Luzon is scheduled to end on April 14.