Netizens slam Quezon City PIO over class suspension issue
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The Quezon City Public Information Office has come under fire after posting a comment on its official Twitter page defending the decision of the city government not to suspend classes last Monday despite inclement weather.
“Hindi maganda na ang matutunang kultura ng mga bata na kapag umulan, wala nang pasok. Pag lumaki sila, pag umulan, hindi na sila magtatrabaho, parang ganun ang dating. Dapat may basis tayo sa class suspension,” the QC PIO posted.
This post did not sit well with several QC residents as they took to social media to air their sentiment and opinion regarding the #MayPasok decision.
A netizen named Relyn said: “You totally miss our point na sana may kaparehong sentiment kayo ng magulang. Yung pagaalala na maipakita nyo kaysa post kayo ng mga ganito.”
“Wala naman kami sinasabi na masama pumasok pag umuulan e. Ang punto namin bilang mga mamamayan at botante ng QC na nagluklok sa inyo isipin nyo din kapakanan ng mga bata lalo na at ang lakas ng mga hype over the weekend ng Gardo/Maria. Ang magulang hindi isasabak sa pahamak ang anak,” he added.
Another netizen named Allan Santos posted: “Though you have a point that not because it’s raining you need to suspend classes. But remember that in our time flooding in the metro is not as bas as today. Why don’t you fix the drainage system in QC so that parents will not worry about their children getting stranded.”
The QC local government has been criticized several times in the past for insisting not to cancel classes despite bad weather.
Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte once said that the local government would not suspend classes based on “bandwagon effect.”
Quezon City was among the major cities that did not suspend classes last Monday along with Makati and Pasig.