Baliwag Lechon Manok has issued a public apology after appearing to discriminate against people with tattoos.
The Public Information Office – the City of Baguio recently announced that Baliwag Lechon Manok hired a grill man, cashier, and cook.
In a post, the requirements were laid out. However, the first qualification said, “NO TATTOO” which caught the attention of netizens.
Some said it was discriminatory to people who are inked up. Facebook page Senyora joined in on the matter.
“Ok lang kayo Baliwag Lechon? Baka lagnat lang yan,” Senyora commented.
PIO-Baguio was repeatedly tagged in the post, hoping that it would respond to “discriminatory job vacancy posts” as tattoos are “part of Cordilleran culture.”
PIO-Baguio has since deleted the job posting, and the business issued an apology.
Despite the remorseful post, Baliwag Lechon Manok had already caused too much damage.
Baliwag lechon manok di nako bibili sayo👹
— miggy (@miggymapanakit) September 20, 2022
Grabe naman kayo diskriminasyon sa Baliwag Lechon Manok dahil sa trabaho nila naghahanap ng tauhan tapos bigla na lang sila ay may tattoo ayusin niyo na yan na kung hindi ipapasara ko yan sa inyo #BoycottBaliwagLechonManok pic.twitter.com/mRRoqC5ZTK
— Rainier ❤💚💙🔴💗 #OhmNanon (@iamrainierg23) September 20, 2022
Anong galit ng baliwag lechon manok sa mga may tattoo?
I've worked sa F&B at madaming magagaling na cook na may tattoo, and hindi naman nakakadumi yun ng food or anything. pic.twitter.com/XUYPyzAure
— JAY HOE 🎀 (@nognogdiaries) September 19, 2022
Dwight and Dolores Salcedo established Baliwag Lechon Manok in 1985. The menu also consists of liempo and chicharron.
It is recognized as one of the best rotisserie chicken brands in the country.