BY JOSEPH PEDRAJAS
The food delivery rider involved in viral “lugaw” video in Bulacan is asking for help after suspicious men went to his house Thursday night and rudely showed him a supposed memorandum ordering the closure of the rice porridge store that processed his order in the early morning of March 30.
in a Facebook Live, rider Marvin Ignacio said he found the activity of the three men suspicious as it was done during the curfew hours. They also allegedly shouted at him.
“Sana po matulungan ninyo kami. Pinag-iinitan na naman ‘yung Lugaw Pilipinas. May nagpunta po doon, tama po ba yun… Pasensya na po ha, kasi natatakot ako… Baka saktan nila ako,” he said in between sobs.
“Kahina-hinala ‘yung galaw nila. Wala silang kasamang barangay tanod, wala silang [police] mobile. Naka-motor lang talaga sila, tapos ang gusto nila isara ‘yung tindahan kasi mayroon daw silang memo na pinapakita,” he added.
“Kung nakita n’yo lang kanina paano ako brasuhin ng mga mama na ‘yun.”
Ignacio went viral on social media Wednesday after a female personnel from Barangay Muzon barred him from entering the area around 1 a.m. of Tuesday to deliver lugaw to his customer. The personnel argued that lugaw was not essential and it could not be allowed for delivery.
The incident was recorded in a Facebook Live uploaded by Ignacio, which reached Malacanang that ruled that lugaw was essential.
Lugaw Pilipinas, the store which processed the lugaw order, said Thursday it would remain close as the incident “caused trauma” to its employees.
“We will address the problem for the meantime,” the store said in its statement in Filipino.