Aborlan athletes complain about food provision

Councilor Ortega questions the menu of the caterer for their athletes (photo from: 35andupcynicismonhold/ file photo)

A councilor of Aborlan has called the attention of the food caterer servicing the town’s athletes who will be participating in the upcoming 2017 Provincial Meet in Brooke’s Point, noting that the menu prepared for their athletes are unhealthy and unsafe.

Councilor Arnel Ortega questioned why the menu for their athletes consisted mostly of inexpensive fish such as round scad (galunggong), danggit and small tuna (tulingan) which are not suited for their preparations for the games.

“Yong lunch galunggong, sumunod ‘yon ulit pagtapos naubos na kaya tulingan na, sumunod na araw tulingan ulit at ito ay hindi rekomendado sa mga bata kasi ito ay makati, maaaring ma-allergy sila,” he said.

Ortega was reacting to complaints from the athletic officials who had been training the town’s delegation at the Aborlan Central School. He noted that the athletes and officials had requested the caterer to change the menu but this had not been acted upon.

“Ito kasi isa sa murang isda pero hindi natin nakita ang risk na pupwedeng mangyari sa mga bata kasi baka may tama ‘yon at sila ay ma-allergy pati ‘yong caterer malalagay sa alanganin ang kanyang lisensya,” Ortega said.

The Provincial Meet 2017 is set on November 26 to December 2.

 

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