An elderly woman named Nilda Orbeta approached Ben Tulfo in BITAG just recently to report an incident in which she felt like she was being compromised in.
“Nagtitinda po ako sa Kamuning market, yung aming master doon mga one week palang. Ako naman po, 18 years nang nandoon,” said the lola.
“Sinita po niya ako kanina, parang yung pagkakasalita niya parang powerful. Parang tinataboy ako. Sabi niya ‘inalisin yan, alisin yan,” she said seemingly playing the elderly card as a pass.
Ben Tulfo, on the other hand had said that although he did not favour the disrespect and how it was communicated, the master was actually right with trying to remove the stalls that were installed in that section of the market. “Mali po ang kanyang pakikiusap, pero tama po ang kanyang pagpapatupad,” said Ben Tulfo to the elderly woman.
The following day, BITAG-KILOS PRONTO went on to the Quezon City Hall to find out who the Market Master was along with the dos and don’t’s of the market ways.
The market master was then confronted immediately and identified as Sofia Loria.
“Hindi po sila ang masusunod, kung saan po nila gusting lumugar dahil po meron silang mga tamang puwesto,” said Sofia. “Kami may sinusunod na regulamento para sa kaayusan ng palengke.”
When asked about Nilda Orbeta’s case, she said that Nilda was assigned the grocery area and said that she was just doing her job and should not be taken personally.
BITAG-KILOS PRONTO made further investigations and agreed that the Market Master was in fact unbiased and was just doing her job.
Here is how the netizens are reacting. Read their comments to see whether you agree with them or not.
“Pilipino tlga ang titigas ng ulo Sila ang Mali sila pa ang malakas na magsumbong”
“Ang arte mu nmn lola, kung mali ka nmn kc …eh hnd porket matanda kna eh tama ka… hnd rin nmn tama n porket mtgal kn dun eh hnd kna pdeng sitahin kung may mali ka…inaayos lng nmn ang palengke nyo pra nmn malinis minsan ang matanda wlang pinagkatandaan eh…”
“Hindi lahat ng lumalapit kay mr tulfo ay nakukuha ang gusto. Naging kultura na kase sa pinas na porket matagal na sila sa lugar eehh pede na nilang gawin ang gusto nila. Same thing sa clearing ng MMDA, un lagi ang reason na matagal na sila doon.”
“Kaya ung mali ay naging tama sa kanila, gusto ng pagbabago pero ayaw baguhin ang sarili tsktsktsk…its only my opinion po”
“MINSAN KASI KAHIT SILA MALI YUN PA MAG REREKLAMO”