Netizens saw right through the victim card being played by the management of Berjaya Makati Hotel after the city government ordered its closure for allowing the so called “Poblacion Girl,” Gwyneth Anne Chua, to skip quarantine.
The hotel said some 150 of its quarantined guests had nowhere to go if its closure continues. Like the city government, netizens were unmoved by Berjaya’s reasoning.
“Kung hindi napatakas si Poblacion Girl wala naman kayo problema. Marami namang hotel ang compliant sa COVID-19 protocols,” Twitter user @imjaytrabuco wrote.
Sorry Berjaya Hotel, Makati City invoked its power pursuant to LGU Code, even the Nat’l Gov’t “succumbs” to LGUs when the latter invokes the said law.
Kung hindi napatakas si Poblacion Girl wala naman kayo problema. Marami namang hotel ang compliant sa COVID-19 protocols… https://t.co/0rR6aLKDes
— Jace Trabuco (@imjaytrabuco) January 8, 2022
Kawawa ang mga employee ng Berjaya hotel nawalan ng trabaho dahil lng sa isang taong pasaway na tumakas sa quarantine nahawahan mo pa ng virus. Minsan talaga pag erisponsable ka yan ang mga bagay na mangyayari. ??♂️
— Reynaldo Agcon (@ordona_rey) January 8, 2022
Also, if it is totally proven that Berjaya Hotel did make an exceptions to Gwyneth Chua due to connections or money involvement. The Hotel should face huge consequences, because of that small actions many millions of Filipinos are affected. https://t.co/TRCIFSnMGy
— Gian Morales (@gianmoralesfore) January 7, 2022
“Seeing Berjaya Hotel play the victim is hilarious, they were given the privilege to operate and make money but with certain rules. You break the rules, you pay the price,” another user said.
berjaya makati hotel has a horrible pr team… or do they even have one? who the fuck thought it was a nice idea releasing such statement? it sounded rlly heartless and entitled and arrogant. didn’t even mention the plight of their employees.
— luna (@xiwsaturn) January 7, 2022