Carcar City mayor to probe lechon sellers’ behavior

CARCAR City Mayor Mario Patricio “Patrick” Barcenas wants to initiate an investigation on allegations from netizens that lechon sellers in his city were still committing “bad practices,” such as disrespecting customers and selling leftovers and disguising them as freshly cooked lechon.

Aside from conducting his own investigation, Barcenas told SunStar Cebu that he also urged those who have complaints against the lechon sellers to visit his office.

A netizen posted her complaint on a social media against some of Carcar City’s lechon sellers who approached their customers in an unpleasant manner in order for the latter to buy their products.

“Kuwang na lang kabay-an ta (Piggyback was the only one lacking),” the netizen, who refused to be identified, said in her recent social media post.

“Kamo mga tindera og inasal ayaw ninyo tapok-I, ayaw sab ninyo kabyuni. Imbis mopalit mi usa ka tibuok nga inasal usa nalang ka kilo kay gisamokan mi,” she added.

(You lechon sellers don’t come closer to us nor grab us. Instead of buying a whole lechon, we just bought only one kilo due to rowdiness).

Another netizen also complained that the lechon they bought was not freshly cooked.

This was not the first time that Carcar City’s lechon sellers have been in the hot seat.

In 2019, then mayor Mercedita Apura ordered the shutdown of four lechon stalls doing business at the public market for committing various violations, including using inaccurate weighing scales, selling reheated or leftover lechon and for lacking documents, such as a mayor’s permit and sanitary permits.

Two of the lechon stalls were the subject of the complaint of would-be buyers who had narrated on Facebook their upsetting experience with the lechon vendors. (BBT / TPT)