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Rep. Gatchalian apologizes for car parked on PWD lane

/ 01:08 PM October 09, 2018

A screenshot of a Facebook post. (Link posted below)

Valenzuela City 1st District Rep. Wes Gatchalian has issued an apology after his car blocked a lane intended for persons with disability (PWD) in front of a restaurant in Quezon City.

A Facebook user posted the photo of the incident on Friday.

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UPDATE (Oct 8, 6pm): Nag-issue na po si Cong. Wes Gatchalian ng public apology. Please check my latest post. Salamat po…

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Posted by Arlene Escalante on Friday, October 5, 2018

On Monday, Gatchalian issued a public apology on his Facebook account and explained that it was not him who drove and parked the vehicle.

Posted by Wes Gatchalian on Monday, October 8, 2018

He said he already suspended his staff member who “inadvertently” parked his car.

“While it was not me who was driving the vehicle, I believe that it was my duty to ensure that my staff constantly acts in a manner that respects and is conscious of the rights of every person,” he said.

Valenzuela Rep. Weslie Gatchalian. INQUIRER file photo / VINCE NONATO

“Nothing less should be expected of my office,” he added.

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The lawmaker also said he supports policies for inclusivity and accessibility of PWDs, especially in his district. /jpv

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