DILG condemns vandalism of Lagusnilad underpass

The message of protest written on the newly-painted wall of the Lagusnilad underpass. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno warned those found vandalizing the underpass they would “lick” what they wrote./Manila PIO/

(Eagle News) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government has condemned a cultural group’s vandalism of a wall of the Lagusnilad underpass in Manila.

“Nakakahiya ang ginawang pambababoy sa Lagusnilad pagkatapos itong linisin at ayusin ng Manila City government,” Interior spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said in a statement.

According to Malaya, “while we respect the rights of these organizations to express their views and opinion, that right is not acceptable.”

“Ang karapatan ay may hangganan at kaakibat na responsibilidad,” he said.

He urged the organizations to get involved in other worthwhile activities such as clean-up drives, instead.

He also advised local government units to enforce rules against vandalism and make use of their closed-circuit television cameras.

Earlier, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno slammed the vandals of the underpass, saying anyone found writing on the wall would be made to “lick” what they wrote.

Cultural group Panday Sining has apologized for its act.