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BACOLOD CITY: Mayor Bing Leonardia Apologized After Allegedly Distributing Expired Food Packs

Bacolod City Mayor, Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia apologized to the public after the government has distributed an alleged expired food packs.

Recently, the members of an activist group made a complaints about the food packs that consists of rice that has unpleasant smell and some expired noodles.

According to the secretary general of United Negros Drivers and Operators Center (UNDOC, Diego Malacad, the complaints came from about 200 members of the said group.

Meanwhile, Leonardia explained that some of the rice have discoloration due to getting wet while they were being stored in the school gymnasium.

“Some of the rice have discoloration because they may have gotten wet while being stored in the school gymnasium,”

He added that the noodles were procured this July and was supposed to be distributed on the same month.

However, the city government decided to reserve the food packs in times of need since it was also the distribution of the emergency cash assistance from the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

Based on the report, Leonardia appealed to people who receive expired noodles to raise their concern to the DSSD.

As of now, the IATF-EID (Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease) placed the city under a modified enhanced quarantine status since Sept. 8 up to Sept. 30, due to the rising number of COVID-19 in the city.

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