After party woes: attendees complain of missing belongings in thanksgiving party

Jun. 05, 2016
CONFISCATED. The police confiscate bags and umbrellas from party-goers. The organizers have announced earlier that those items will be prohibited inside. However, no claim stubs were given to those who left their belongings . (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

CONFISCATED. The police confiscate bags and umbrellas from party-goers. The organizers have announced earlier that those items will be prohibited inside. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

By May Anne Love Deseo

DAVAO CITY — Soon after President-elect Rodrigo Duterte gave his speech, a number of people complained that their umbrellas and backpacks were missing.

Loti Abad, 50, and a resident of Sto. Niño Matina said she remembered tying two umbrellas in a plastic bag and hung the bag on the canopy.

But after the Thanksgiving Party, dubbed One Love, One Nation, Abad and several other attendees found their personal belongings missing.

“Gipabilin nila ang payong, diba misunod ta sa protocol nila, karon unsa atoang gibalikan? Wala (They told us to leave our umbrellas and we followed their protocol, now where are our belongings? We cannot find it anymore),” said Loti Abad, 50, a resident of Sto. Niño, Matina, who lost two umbrellas that night.

Abad also lamented that they were asked to find their missing stuff themselves.

“Asa nato pangitaon? (Where are we going to find it now?),” she said.

Romeo Amistoso Jr, 19, said he had turned in his “new” backpack but it could not be found afterward.

Many other complaints circulated in the area, while waiting for the rain to stop. A woman claimed she had left her wallet in her backpack which contained her money and ATM cards.

The organizers previously announced that bringing backpacks and umbrellas will be prohibited.
‘Lesson learned’

Inspector Camarillo Gregorio, the assigned head of sector 2 entrance inspection area, said that he will accept verbal complaints as well as complaints written “in black and white” at the Davao City Police Office (DCPO).

Gregorio said that they were given a directive that prohibited items were definitely not to be brought inside.

He added that they did not expect that such incident would happen. “It could be a lesson learned,” he said.

The DCPO said more or less 500,000 people attended the thanksgiving party. (davaotoday.com)

  • Violeta Gerstl

    sana nagbigay sila ng number or papel as claimant identification para ma claim lang talaga ng tunay na may ari .

  • Medyo kulang ang utak nun inspector Gregorio. Dapat naisip kasi n’ya yun eh.

  • jheffbepoy

    ITO BA ANG PINAGYAYABANG NA MALINIS ANG DAVAO SA MGA KRIMINAL. EH MISMO THANKSGIVING NIYA AY NAGKALAT MGA KAWATAN AT SMALL TIME PA. MGA DUTERTARDS BAKA SABIHIN PA NIYONG KONTRA DIGONG ITONG WRITER AT WALANG KATOTOHANAN ISINULAT NIYA..HA HA HA DEPENSA PA MGA TANGA NA ALIPORES

  • Winkle wingkle

    Dude, wake up in the reality. Kahit saan ka pumunta, kahit dito sa Canada, basta iwanan mo ang gamit mo, you are risking of losing it. Ngaung summer hindi maiiwasan dito sa Canada ang nakawan ng bisekleta, take note, naka-kadena na yan ha?! If this is happening in rich country, how much more in poor county?

  • antong433

    Winkle, eba ang situation. Binigay nils ang gamit nila sa naka bantay nang venue. Pag claim nila , wala na.

  • Gelly Alfe

    First and foremost, it is not a department store or a grocery so there is no claim stub and nobody has the time to provide that. You know why? BECAUSE EVER SINCE THE START, THEY WERE TOLD NOT TO BRING THOSE THINGS! Why the heck on hell will they bring things they can’t use during the whole activity? So, their things were just in a courtesy booth but not a real one BECAUSE IT IS NOT A STORE THAT IS FIXED IN THERE AND REGULARLY GETS THINGS LEFT BY CUSTOMERS!!!!! Kayong mga anti-duterte gumamit kayo ng utak ninyo palibhasa mana kayo sa inyong mga manok, mga walang common sense … tsk tsk

  • Karla Obispo

    Oh baka may magcomment na naman na *biased* ang Davao Today. LOL.

  • heart b

    Wla tlagang gagawing mali sa paningin nyo anu? Tsk tsk. Parang culto na tlaga ito

  • heart b

    Hay nku panu pag may palpak sila .. They dont own up to it.. Basta defend lng defend kahit mali na. Kasalanan na lahat.. Pero sila wlang pagkukulang.. Parang followers ng cult na hinde maintindihan.

  • Kuratchoy

    BIAS ‘to, ang tunay na Media ni Digonggong, sila Mocha Uson at Even DeMata!! BIAS!!

  • msbabes

    No organizational skills, that’s why!!! 🙁

  • cynthia estrada

    Poorly organized. Even a mosh pit has a package counter

  • cynthia estrada

    Rained on their parade.

  • Question

    Ikaw gumamit ng utak. Sana di na nagprovide ng iiwanan ng gamir kung ganyan din lang ireponsable pala mga pagiiwanan. Kahit sa Civil Law may pananagutan sila dahil depositary contract yan. The depositary is legally bound to take care of the things with the diligence of a good father to his family. Sobrang pagkukulang na sa utak yan pag sinabi mo na walang kasalanan organizers dyan.

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