Muntinlupa gov’t turns over pink mobile car to police, drawing cheers and jeers
MANILA, Philippines — The Muntinlupa City government recently turned over a pink mobile car for the Women and Children Protection Center, a move that was met with mixed reactions from social media users.
The pink mobile was turned over along with eight ambush-type mobile vehicles, 21 motorcycle units, and 4 ambush-type vehicles to the Philippine National Police during the flag-raising ceremony on October 3.
The donation mainly drew praise, but some Facebook users questioned the pink color of the mobile, associating it with the party color of former presidential candidate and former vice president Leni Robredo.
“Only in Muntinlupa! Setting an innovative action and standards for the protection of women and children,” a Facebook user commented.
“Bakit pink, mas maganda RED (Why pink, red is better),” a netizen said, alluding to the campaign colors of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Another user was not a fan of the color: “Panget po ng kulay. Hindi naman po dapat ganyan dapat po yung nararapat na kulay.” (The color is ugly, it is not appropriate.)
“Bakit naman kulay pink … Napaghahalata tuloy kayo na mga pinklawan e,” another social media user said. (Why did you choose pink? You are all pinklawans, very obvious.)
“Baka angkinin pa ng mga kakampink yan,” the other one commented, referring to Robredo’s supporters. (Maybe the kakampinks will claim that.)
In response, Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon explained the rationale behind the color of the mobile.
“Pink dahil child-friendly at matagal nang ginagamit ng women and child protection unit ang kulay na ito. Mayroon ding psychological effect ang kulay pink na nakakatulong mag-relieve ng trauma,” Biazon said through the local government’s Facebook page.
(Pink is a child-friendly color used by women and child protection units. The color also has a psychological effect that could relieve trauma.)
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