Angel Locsin apologizes over community pantry overcrowding

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“Nagsimula naman kami ng maayos though mahaba yung pila may social distancing siya tsaka yung mga tao nabigyan na namin ng pwede nilang orderin, pipiliin na lang po nila para mas mabilis,” Locsin said.

Actress Angel Locsin apologized over her community pantry, which turned into a nightmare after people swarmed the area on Friday, April 23.

In her Instagram account, Angel said that they were well-prepared for the event, however, people started cutting lines, resulting in disorganization and making social distancing impossible.

“Nagsimula naman kami ng maayos though mahaba yung pila may social distancing siya tsaka yung mga tao nabigyan na namin ng pwede nilang orderin, pipiliin na lang po nila para mas mabilis. Maayos naman po kami, may mga stubs naman po na pinamigay,” Locsin said. “Then parang yung mga walang stubs sumingit sa pila. Naiintindihan ko naman po kasi kanina pa sila sa pila pero ayon yung naging dahilan kaya nagsiksikan.”

She added they contacted the city hall, police, military, and barangay for assistance, but the crowd was already difficult to control.

“Pero nagsimula naman kami na maayos talaga. Yung aking ramp, kung saan kami nagbibigay, ay may mga markers pa po para ma-observe ang social distancing at maka-follow po ng protocols. Nagpatulong din po kami sa munisipyo, sa barangay po, may mga pumunta din pong pulis at military na tumulong di po. ‘Di lang nila makontrol ang mga tao. Hindi po ito ang gusto kong mangyari. Nagsimula po kami ng maayos. Nagkataon lang talaga na gutom lang po talaga ang mga tao na kahit wala sa pila sumingit na po sila,” she continued explaining.

The actress-philanthropist apologized for what happened, saying she just wanted to celebrate her birthday by giving back to people.

“Sa lahat po ng naabala ngayon, pasensya na po. Hindi po ito talaga ang intensyon natin. Kahit anong paghahanda namin para ma-avoid yung gantong gulo, hindi lang talaga siya ma-control kahit na nandito na yung munisipyo, military, pulis, barangay,” she said.

Locsin added: “Sa mga hindi po mabibigyan today, nais ko din humingi ng pasensya. Gustuhin ko mang mag-abot, I don’t think papayagan ako ulit na gawin ‘to. Baka ipahatid na lang namin to kung ano mang matitirang goods sa area para mapakinabangan ng iba. Pasensya na po. Gusto ko lang po talagang i-celebrate ang birthday ko na makatulong sa ibang tao. Hindi ko po intensyon na makagulo.”

Reports said that a senior citizen was rushed to the hospital after collapsing while lining up at Locsin’s community pantry. He was later declared dead on arrival.




—(Source: PhilStar)


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Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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