STILL on the subject of chickens, taken up in Bzzzzz Wednesday, June 17, dyLA radio commentator Art Barrit relayed to Bzzzzz this information:
 Two sets of bulk donations for residents of Cebu City under quarantine: 17,000 dressed chickens and 20,000 live chickens. Both donations were made by a Thailand firm, Charoen Porkhand Food Philippines Corp. (CPF), coursed by CPF general manager Adoon Makdee through ABC president Franklyn Ong, who's also a member of the City Council. Barrit estimates the total donation at P1.7 million based on the farm gate price of P100 per kilo.
 The specified beneficiaries: "especially the poor and deserving families" during the Covid-19 pandemic.
 Ong reportedly took care of the trucking and dressing expenses for the 20,000 live chickens. (A Facebook post of the Liga ng mga Barangay in May acknowledged the donation and thanked the donor.)
 As to the 17,000 dressed chickens, Barrit said he learned "from a friend" that Vice Mayor Mike Rama contacted a storage facility but he is not sure who received and kept the dressed chickens. Was it the VM, Barrit asked.
 Barrit wants BOPK's Franklyn Ong to account for the live chickens and Barug's Rama to tell the public about the dressed chickens. Ong might also be asked as to whom the live chickens were entrusted.
Milo part denied
Earlier, Busay chief of Milo (mayor's information and liaison office) Yody Sanchez, denied the accusation reportedly raised by City Councilor Joy Young: Sanchez and his Milo sold the 17,000 dressed chickens. "Waaa (nooo)."
Sanchez denied he and his Milo unit received any number of chickens, "dressed or undressed." He had also asked Milo colleagues in other barangays and they said they hadn't received any. Then Yody tossed back Young's charge, saying he should ask ABC chief Franklyn Ong instead.
Acceptance, alleged selling
No resolution has been filed with the City Council accepting the donation of chickens, at least with respect to the 17,000 dressed chickens. As to the 20,000 live chickens, which ABC chief Franklyn Ong presumably received, Councilor Alvin Dizon told Bzzzzz there is no need for a City Council resolution. An ABC resolution authorizing Ong to accept the donation would suffice, he said.
That may be so but the City Council may look at the conduct of its members, if enough basis is shown for an inquiry about possible diversion of the chickens.
To many people, the formal acceptance is just some government regulation that doesn't matter much. What's more important is whether the donated chickens were distributed to the deserving beneficiaries and not sold by some "enterprising" public officials, as reportedly alleged by Councilor Young. That's their, ah, beef about the chickens.
Tell us about it.