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Lugaw is food: Food is essential, allowed during quarantine

Lugaw has becone the most-talked about topic today and why not? Lugaw is food and food is essential.

A viral video posted on social media is generating buzz because of lugaw (porridge).

An unidentified woman was seen on the video apprehending a Grab food delivery because it’s past curfew hours. Nothing wrong here and good job for doing it and maintaining the flow of people beyond curfew hours.

But what netizens can’t understand is how this woman labeled lugaw, a food for that matter (and a FIlipino favorite staple, by the way), as non-essential. She told the Grab rider that essential food only includes drinking water and those that are bought from groceries. But lugaw? She can’t accept that it is essential.

The video gained mixed reactions and has reached mainstream media to talk about.

Incidentally this afternoon, DTI Sec Mon Lopez made a response statement on food delivery past curfew. “Yes. Pwede deliveries after curfew. Pero some delivery services naglagay ng time nila. Pero pwede dapat sila,” Sec Lopez confirmed to the media.

So to all food delivery riders, whether you are delivering lugaw or just plain food, you are allowed to deliver your customer’s order during the curfew hours.

Wish that lady is reading this right now.

UPDATE: The scene where this event happened was identified to occur in the vicinity of Brgy. Muzon, City of San Jose del Monte in Bulacan.

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