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Isko to probe food supplies buried in Manila Boystown

 

MAYOR-ELECT Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso checks on the food items recovered from a 10-foot deep hole inside the Manila Boystown Complex.

MAYOR-ELECT Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso checks on the food items recovered from a 10-foot deep hole inside the Manila Boystown Complex.

Manila Mayor-elect Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said he will order an investigation into the burying of unspoiled food supplies in a 10-foot deep hole inside the Manila Boystown Complex, a facility for abandoned children and elderly.

Heaps of rice, sugar, coffee, noodles, oatmeal and chocolate were discovered buried in the hole during the inspection on June 10 at the Manila Boystown.

Domagoso said these were signs of “sabotage” against his incoming administration.

The food supplies were already separated from their respective packaging when they were discarded.

The inspection was conducted following a report from a concerned citizen that food items were buried in a hole dug inside the complex.

“Ayon sa report na natanggap natin sa social media, itinapon daw ang mga pagkain na ito para hindi magamit ng susunod na administrasyon,” Domagoso said.

Upon examination of the discarded packaging, Domagoso found that the food products were not yet expired.

“The food stuff was not spoiled. These are still edible and could still benefit children and the elderly living in Boystown and those who have nothing to eat,” Domagoso said.

“This is clearly an attempt to sabotage the city government of Manila. These are government property. If they would be thrown away, the head of the center should be informed,” he added.

Upon assumption of office in July, the Mayor-elect said an investigation will be immediately launched to hold officials and other personalities involved in the matter accountable.

“We will investigate this and bring the callous persons who lay these food to waste. Don’t they know that many people are hungry? Didn’t they have pity on the situation of those who don’t have anything to eat?” he said. (Erma Edera)

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