Angel Locsin’s Invite to Millions of Followers Was a Big Mistake, Village Chief Blames

The Holy Spirit, Quezon City village chief blames the actress Angel Locsin’s invite to her millions of followers of social media to go to her community pantry.

According to Barangay Holy Spirit chairman Felicito Valmocina, the actress has committed a big mistake when she invited her followers via social media to go to her own community pantry, where an elderly man fainted and declared dead on arrival for lining up.

Chief Blames Angel Followers

Valmocina orders his Information Technology staff to trace the followers of celebrity philanthropist’s social media accounts. There he found her Facebook followers reaches over 21 million, Instagram was 8.6 million, and Twitter reaches 12.6 million.

“Kaya pala kako ang lahat ng mga tao na taga iba ibang lugar ay pumunta dahil dito sa post na ito,” the village chief said.

Rolando Dela Cruz, the 67-year-old vendor, was one of the thousands who hoped to get free products from Locsin’s community pantry in Don Antonio Heights, Barangay Holy Spirit, along Holy Spirit Drive, which she planned to celebrate her 36th birthday.

However, Dela Cruz did not even get a glimpse of the actress, as he fainted and eventually died in the hospital. Dela Cruz’s family did not blame anyone for his death as they did not know that he would go to the actress’s community pantry.

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Valmocina stated that Locsin’s camp had requested only two tanods (watchmen) and needed their assistance two days prior. He thought it would be a small community pantry based on their submission, but he doubted it due to Locsin’s popularity.

Angel Locsin Community Pantry

He said that he began monitoring at 5 a.m. and that there were already a hundred people there. Then, between 6 and 8 a.m., the crowd had swelled to 2,500 people. The lines have reached COA near the Commonwealth Avenue Market, adding that It was nearly two kilometers in length.

For crowd control, Valmocina decided to deploy about 70 watchmen. People who were lining up for the actress’ pantry allegedly came from Rizal province, San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan, Navotas, Malabon, Tondo, and even Cavite, according to his men.

‘Pag tinatanong ng mga tao ko bakit kayo nandito, bakit nakarating kayo, ang sabi nila ‘nabasa namin sa post ni idol na inaanyayahan kami dito,’ he said.

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Valmocina said Locsin’s camp eventually told the crowd around noon that they could only accommodate around 300 people. The village chief becomes annoyed and slams the actress’s camp’s “common sense” for failing to warn the crowd, who were impatient and enraged.

Valmocina said that he has already obtained legal advice on the next steps to take. He’ll also talk to Mayor Joy Belmonte and other village leaders regarding the incident.

The government of Quezon City had previously stated that it was unaware of Locsin’s pantry. Belmonte said in a statement that knowing about Locsin’s pantry would have “certainly made a difference.”

“Sa sitwasyon ngayon parang ang barangay, napaso, hindi ka pwedeng magsalita, magtanong sa kanila ngayon, lalo pa’t siya ay identified, kilala. Paano ka magtatanong ngayon, ano ba ang gusto mong gawin, eh di ang sasabihin bakit nyo kami iniimbestigahan,” the chief said.

Valmocina bemoaned the fact that they had no say about whether or not to allow community pantries. Officials, he continued, face a barrage of criticism from the media and are accused of abusing their positions of authority.

“Ang nakikita ko, natatakot, kinakabahan ang iba na manita ngayon dahil sa media pa lang, talo ka na. ‘Pag ikaw ‘yung nanita, sasabihin pino-profile mo sila. Kaya lahat nag-iisip ng ilang beses bago nila sitahin dahil baka masamain,” he added.

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