Binay's relief goods 'no markings'

15 November 2013

The relief goods being distributed to the victims of super typhoon "Yolanda" by Vice President Jejomar C. Binay have "no markings," Binay's spokesman Joey Salgado clarified Friday.

Based from the pictures circulating on Twitter and Facebook, stickers containing the seal of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) have been attached to the white plastic bags containing the relief goods.

Salgado on Twitter (@salgado_joey) said that OVP relief goods were in plain white plastic bags.

"Per report of the OVP relief team, relief goods were in plain white plastic bags. Matter is being investigated," he said amid negative feedback from some netizens on the labeled relief packs.

"To clarify, OVP relief goods are in plain white plastic bags, no markings. Thanks," he said in another tweet.

A video from Binay's office taken last Wednesday showed his staff repacking hundreds of relief goods in plain white plastic without the said sticker.

"So who has time to manufacture those photos making the rounds on FB (Facebook)?," Diana Sayson (@MamaNiAnya) asked.

Other netizens blasted Binay for using the situation to allegedly advance his political interests.

Binay's office last Thursday said around 40,000 relief goods are being distributed in some towns in Capiz, Iloilo, and Cebu.