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Barangay Councilor in Bulacan goes viral for allegedly stealing cash assistance

Hagonoy, Bulacan barangay councilor Danilo Flores became the talk of the town after he was caught allegedly pocketing money from the Social Amelioration Program of the national government.

  • President Duterte called him out in his most recent state address.
  • The government now offers Php30,000 to those who will give information regarding officials who are committing irregularities during the distribution of cash assistance.

The barangay councilor of Hagonoy, Bulacan was slammed by netizens after he allegedly asked people to give back more than half the amount of the Social Amelioration Program cash assistance that was given as coronavirus relief.

In the video taken by a concerned citizen, councilor Danilo Flores was seen asking people to sign a sheet of paper which proves that people have received their assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

But during a conversation between Flores and a man, it can be heard that the latter was asking for an explanation from the councilor as they only received Php3,000 of the supposed Php6,500.

“Saan po ba mapupunta ‘yan, kay mayor o kay kapitan?” a woman also asked.

“Hindi alam…walang pakialam si kapitan dito. Kay mayor ito babalik…sa bahay nila,” the councilor answered.

The incident reached President Rodrigo Duterte who mentioned and cursed Flores during one of his state addresses.

“‘Yung mga mayors naman, kindly look into the people that you have commissioned to do the distribution sa pera. Kagaya nitong [si Flores]. P***** i** nagkuha ka pa ng television,” he said.

“Mahirap na nga (beneficiaries), ikaw may trabaho ka na, kagawad ka, p***** i**, kukunin mo pa ‘yung pera ng mahirap.”

With this, Duterte offered a Php30,000 reward to anyone who could give information on corrupt officials committing irregularities in the middle of the government’s distribution of COVID-19 assistance.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque added that the government will have zero tolerance regarding corruption and those who will report may call 8888 and share relevant information.

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