Tarlac gov’t thanks ABS-CBN reporter, PNP as 18 constru workers brought home
The Tarlac provincial government expressed its thanks to an ABS-CBN reporter for bringing attention to the plight of 18 construction workers who were seen trying to walk home to their Tarlac hometown from Parañaque City.
Local officials also thanked the Philippine National Police (PNP) for bringing them home to Tarlac City on Friday morning.
“The PNP Directorate for Community Relations was able to provide a large truck, enough for them to implement social distancing, brought them home,” according to the officials.
“Thanks to ABS-CBN’s Jervis Manahan and the PNP for bringing home our beloved Tarlaqueños,” the LGU said on its Facebook page.
According to Manahan’s report, the 18 construction workers lost their jobs due to the Luzon-wide lockdown and so decided to go back home to help feed their families.
“Mas gugustuhin ko pang kumain ng suloyot kasama ang pamilya ko kaysa sa nakakakain nga sa Maynila pero wala namang kinakain ang pamilya ko sa Tarlac,” Leonardo Gier Jr. said in the report.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t find a ride. They were spotted resting in Quezon City after eight hours of walking.
“Dahil sa #LuzonLockdown, nawalan ng trabaho ang isang grupo ng 18 construction workers ng isang kumpanya sa Paranaque. Nagdesisyon silang umuwi sa Tarlac, pero dahil walang masakyan, naglakad na lang sila. Sa loob ng walong oras, umabot pa lang sila sa Quezon City,” Manahan said on Twitter.
The 18 were brought home to San Verga, Sapang Maragul, Tarlac City early Friday morning.
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