Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda drew flak on social media once again after posting a controversial selfie with Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesperson Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago with the dolomite white sand in Manila Bay as their background.

“Dolomite lang ang matatag,” he wrote as part of the caption in the now deleted post.

“Dolomite” and “Manila Bay” were trending on Twitter on Thursday prior to Antiporda’s controversial post.

Meanwhile, Pialago released a statement saying that people should prioritize the government’s efforts in helping Filipinos amid the typhoon.

She also clarified that the photo was shot in the middle of their inspection along Roxas Boulevard to see the status of the road.

“Mainam pong mapagtuunan sana ng pansin lahat ng efforts ng gobyerno sa pagtulong po sa ating mga kababayan,” Pialago said in a Facebook post.

“Mas expert po ang DENR na maipaliwanag ang lahat ng patungkol sa dolomite,” she added.

“Tuloy tuloy lang ang pag responde dahil maraming Pilipino ang nangangailangan ng tulong sa mga oras na ito,” she said. 

Netizens took to social media to criticize the two high ranking officials “insensitivity” to the plight of those adversely affected by the flooding.



RJ Espartinez