By Joseph Almer Pedrajas
Caloocan Mayor Oca Malapitan warned the heads of the city’s 188 barangays that he would not hesitate to suspend them should they be caught not distributing the relief goods allocated by the local government to its constituents.
The city’s chief executive issued the warning on April 9, Thursday, after receiving “many” complaints from residents who say that have not yet gotten any aid from their village heads.
“Ito ang panahon ng pagkakaisa at tulungan kaya pakiusap ko sa mga Kapitan ay gampanan ang tungkulin na kanilang sinumpaan para sa kanilang mahihirap na nasasakupan na nangangailangan ng agarang ayuda (This is a time for unity and cooperation. So I’m asking all barangay heads to fulfill their duties for the sake of their poor constituents who urgently need help),” Malapitan said.
Malapitan called on all barangay heads to cooperate with the local government so that no residents of the city “would be left behind.”
He assured his constituents that, aside from the relief goods, they would also receive P1,000 each.