With the current crisis the entire country is facing, all of us are experiencing something from the Philippine government. Although we are not requiring that the government gives us everything they have – it’s still going to be big assistance if they provided some commodities.
Just recently, Jonathan Malaya, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary said that subdivision resident’s don’t need help from the government. Moreover, he said that these people should not expect the government to help them. How ridiculous is that?
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It’s So Because They Have Well-Off Lives
Malaya pointed out that most, if not all subdivision residents are well-off in life. In fact, he said that the fact that people are living in subdivisions, they would not need help from the government anymore.
Yung mga nasa subdivision, nakatira naman tayo sa subdivision, bakit pa tayo hihingi sa gobyerno? Let me just emphasize, yung ibang maganda naman ang buhay, ‘wag na po tayong maghintay ng tulong sa gobyerno kasi maganda naman buhay niyo.”
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In Translation: People who live in subdivisions, you are living in a subdivision, why ask assistance and help from the government? Let me just emphasize, there are people who live well; let’s not wait for the government’s grace of helping because you already are well-off!
Here’s DZMM Teleradyo’s tweet about the statement that Mr. Malaya made about subdivision residents not needing help from the Philippine government. This tweet was back on the 25th of March.
DILG: Yung ibang maganda naman ang buhay, 'wag na po tayong maghintay ng tulong sa gobyerno kasi maganda naman buhay niyo. #COVID19 #LuzonLockdown
— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) March 25, 2020
How people reacted to Malaya’s statement
People, of course, reacted violently. A lot of people, especially those living in subdivisions reacted saying that they do not deserve that statement. Why? Because firstly, they pay taxes, too. They’re not just people who are “well-off,” they pay taxes. Furthermore, a lot of them explained that even if they’re well-off, they shouldn’t be hearing those kinds of words.
And of course, not everyone who resides in subdivisions are well-off. The fact that even some of the members of the Cabinet, as well as the Senators are being served. Then why shouldn’t subdivision residents need help from the government?
They expressed their frustrations by sending in replies to the tweets of the DILG. Some, even, voiced over other sources of social medial.
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To add to his explanation, Malaya said that the government is prioritizing people who find it difficult to live in this kind of situation. He said that they’re lining up people who are not able to work and earn money everyday.
Ang inuuna po ng gobyerno ‘yung mga isang kayod, isang tuka… ‘yung mga arawan na hindi makapag-trabaho, ‘yung mga nasa TODA, ‘yung mga nagtratrabaho sa palengke na hindi makapasok, ‘yun po ang inuuna namin.”
In Translation: The Philippine government is prioritizing people who find it difficult to live in times like this; those people who are not capable of working everyday to put food on the table. People who are part of the TODA or the tricycle operators and drivers association (TODA); workers who employed in markets who aren’t capable of going out – those are the people we prioritize.
There’s nothing wrong with that, however, it’s true that all workers in the Philippines, whether or not they live in a subdivision, pays taxes. Therefore, it’s just right for them to be protected as well.
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Malaya’s statement that subdivision resident’s don’t need help from the government, is in any way incorrect. People in subdivisions are in lockdown and it’s because of the decision of the government, shouldn’t they be the ones proactive enough to assist and to help these people?
Lockdown in the Philippines
Several municipalities, cities, and provinces in the island of Luzon declared a lockdown for the further containment and the controlling of the Coronavirus. That being said, families are not able to go out because it’s not allowed.
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How would people get medicine and food to eat? How would they be able to live without thinking of how they’ll eat for that specific day? Yes, the government is not obliged to provide relief goods to the people but in order to protect them, it’s better if it’s going to be done.
What do you think about the statement of the DILG’s Undersecretary that subdivision residents don’t need help from the government? Did this also spark your interest in the topic? Are you intrigued by what’s going on in the mind of our government officials?
Source: Scout Mag PH
9 thoughts on “Subdivision Residents Don’t Need Help From the Government? The DILG Says So”
Grabe k kuya, hindi b kasali s lockdown yun mga nkatira s subdivision? Hindi b nawalan ng trabaho dhil s enhanced community quarantine ang mga nkatira s subdivision? Paano nasiguro n maganda ang buhay ng mga nkatira s subdivision? So dapat hindi k tatangap ng ayuda mula s gobyerno dhil nkatira k din s subdivision. Ah, eh san dadalhin yung budget n pra s nasasakupan ng mga local govt leaders n mga nkatira s subdivion???? Ang tindi mo, galing ng rason mo, npaka-lohikal, ipaalam ko lng po, pra yan s mga taong naapektohan ng ECQ n hindi nkpagtrabaho dhil s lockdown. Bilang cla (nkatira s sibdivision) s local government count at alam ni Presidente Duterte n lahat ng mga nawalan ng hanap-buhay dhil s epekto ng ECQ ay bibigyan ng ayuda mula s gobyerno kya hindi mo dpat sabihin n maganda ang buhay nila dhil nkatira s sibdivision, wla kng karapatan n magbigay ng klasipikasyon pra ipamahagi ang ayuda galing s gobyerno 🙄😤 🤬
Makikita po iyan sa Statement Of Assets & Liabilities [SALN] kung sino ang talagang mayroong malaking kapasidad o kakayahan sa buhay. Kung kailangan pang iRequire ito ng pamahalaan para lamang makatiyak ng klasipikasyon kung sino ang dapat na unang pagtuunan ng pansin o mapagkakalooban ng pansamantalang tulong. Habang nasa kalagayan pang mahina ang source na pagmumulan ng pundo. Samantala, sa isang banda ay pweding magkaroon ng tinatawag na “Volunteer” na magdoDonate ng malalaking halaga ang mga taong mayroong malalaking investment o mga taong kabilang sa malalaking korporasyon sa ating Bansang Pilipinas. Ito ay kung kinakailangan na ng tulong ng kasalukuyang Presidente dahil sa lumalalang sestema ng crisis sa ating Bansa.
Ano ba naman yan.. Oo nga at mga nangakatira sa subdivision pero hindi nangangahulugan na lahat dto ay mayayaman at di na kailangan tulungan ng gobyerno.. Una sa lahat mga empeyado rin ang mga ito na hindi rin nakakapasok dahil sa lockdown.. Oo nga hindi arawan ang kitaan nila pero dahil sarado rin ang mga kumpanya wala rin silang sasahurin di ba? Hindi nmn makatao yang pinagsasabi mo Malaya. Kung may negosyo man ang mga taga subdibisyon d ba kasama rin sa lockdown kaya paano sila kikita at d ba kau nga jan umaada rin sa gobyerno d ba?? Paano na un mga anak ng mga nasa subdivision kamo na naggagatas at kumakain din. Paano un mga magulang ng mga nasa subdivision na may mga maintenance na gamot. D ba at sila rin ay mga nag babayad din ng buwis o d ba sa gobyerno ito napupunta at kau ang nakikinabang saan ba galing ang sinasahod nio di ba sa mga buwis ng mga tao kasama ang mga nakatira sa subdibisyon??
Sa ngaun na may pandemic pare pareho taung may mga pangangailangan.. Oo nga at di kami nakikita sa labas pero d nangangahulugan na wala kaming pangangailangan dito sa loob na aming bahay na sinasabi mong nasa subdibisyon.. Sana mapagtuunan ito ng pansin. Hindi kailangan maydiscriminasyon dahil pare pareho apektado may trabaho o wala, arawan o buwanan ang sahod, Subdibisyon o sa pangmasang tirahan man.. nakatira..
It’s true that we are living inside of the subdivision but how about our situation inside our home? Did they know what happening to our daily living? We have a business but its not enough to accommodate all the billings that we need to pay monthly especially our needs in daily living.No customer to buy in our store or a customer to get inside in our computer shop no income at all. And take note because this is a subdivision only few people living here so we cannot expect to get a good income everyday in our business.Hope you can understand that we need also help not only for me but for my little ones and for my mother that a senior citizen who’s taking a lot of medicine for her maintenace.
Ako ay isang retiradong pulis. Saka lang ako naka sa mumurahing subdivision ng makapg retire pero bumabayad pa ng monthly amortization. Hindi ako well off. Mayaman lang ako sa salita ng Dios na Buhay. Patawarin sana kayo ng Dios.
I leave in a low cost subdivision.there are bills to pay on top of the food to eat. I am a senior citizen who still needs to work.(carenderia) bec of the ECQ,I hardly open because i dont get the same customers .napakatumal ng sales.So now,sinong magsasabi na di ko need ng govt help.nagbabayad ako ng licensya,pinayuhan kaming mag stay home tapos di nyo kami sasagutin?
If that is the pov of DILG usec . then he didn’t know that we r also a tax payers & not all living in subd. r well to do…like our case as a senior relying only in my meager SSS pension.. but unable to withdraw my monthly pension due to lock down implemented by our govt. aside that there is no branch of the bank in our place where I can get my pension 🤔😢
Bakit porke andito kami sa subdivision meaning mayaman?nagtatrabaho po kami at tulad ng mga taong hinde nakatira sa subdivision apektado po kami sa enhanced community quarantine at nagbabayad kmi ng mga bahay namin buti kong ilili
bre kami ng Pag-ibig napaka unfair naman yan.
Kung hindi kayo gusto mag bigay ng ayo sa nakatira sa subdivision or wala sa budget ninyo ok lang pero wag ninyo silang e lockdown para makahanap sila ng pagkain at naka hanap ng pera. Habang walang trabaho. Pag sinabi na patas ang gobyerno siguraduhin na patas talaga.