By Dan Estacio
LUCENA CITY– Quezon Provincial Government Office (QPGO) employees were required to wear on Valentine’s Day the color that corresponds well to the status of their relationships: red for those in a relationship; blue for singles; green for friend-zoned and hoping; gray for those who prefer to study first; and black for “it’s complicated.”
This is to make Valentine’s Day memorable and more fun. But for those who will not follow the color-coding, a fine of P500 will be imposed while for those will go on leave on Valentine’s Day, they will have to treat their co-workers to a meal.
The same gimmick was also adopted in Gen. Luna local government with Mayor Matt Erwin Florido issuing Memorandum Order No.. 8-2020 urging all employees on Valentine’s to wear color-coded attire according to their relationship status: blue, married; green, in a relationship; white, no GF/no BF; orange, naghahanap ng jowa (looking for a partner); pink, in a long-distance relationship; violet, magulo ang relasyon (in a complicated relationship); black, nabigo at pahinga muna (brokenhearted and not about to enter into a relationship); and yellow, marupok (easily succumbs to temptation).
In Gumaca town, Mayor Webster Letargo also urged his employees to wear their attire based on status of their relationship: blue-married, green-in a relationship, white-single, orange-searching, pink-in a long distance relationship, purple-its complicated, black-brokenhearted, and yellow-I don’t care.
Letargo added that for employees who will not heed his memorandum, they will be called “killjoy.”