MMDA chief on mute as he presented Metro mayors’ ECQ proposal to Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chief Benhur Abalos on Thursday revealed that he did not realize that his computer was on mute the whole time he was presenting

7/29/2021 6:38:00 PM

MMDA chief Benhur Abalos revealed that he did not realize that his computer was on mute the whole time he was presenting to President Duterte the proposal of Metro Manila mayors to put the country under ECQ. | JEMendozaINQ

MANILA, Philippines — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chief Benhur Abalos on Thursday revealed that he did not realize that his computer was on mute the whole time he was presenting

“Kagabi I was with the president, ngayon ko lang nalaman na ‘yung nagbi-brief pala ako, wala pala akong volume, kaya hindi naisama,” Abalos said in an online news briefing.ADVERTISEMENT(I was with the president last night and I just found out now that my volume was off while I was briefing the president [about the Metro mayor’s position] that’s why the [recommendations] were not included].)

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Abalos was referring to the Metro Manila Council (MMC) resolution on Wednesday, which expressed willingness of the 17 mayors to put theto stem the spread of the Delta variant. MMC serves as the policy making body of MMDA. Read more: Inquirer »

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JEMendozaINQ Camote....😂😂😂😂 JEMendozaINQ Sorry ha pero lahat ng nasa meeting tanga? Sa amin 1min ka lang magsalita ng walang sound,dami ng pumansin. Oh well unless walang kwenta tlaga ang meeting niyo JEMendozaINQ walang nagsabi sa kanyang naka mute siya ? ibig sabihin di nakikinig mga ka meeting niya . ano ba yan

JEMendozaINQ Gano katagal ba sya nag present? 5 mins? 10 mins? 30 mins? So during that time, they just had a moment of silence? Walang nag sound check? These are the kInd of people who will lead us out of the pandemic! PLEASE STOP MAKING EXCUSES! JEMendozaINQ no one wants to hear what he was saying.

JEMendozaINQ Yaan mo Mr Abalos, tanggap ng mga dds ang excuse mo di ba mars attyharryroque JEMendozaINQ Wala din nag sabi. So Walang nakikinig? JEMendozaINQ That is just plain bollocks! We are on a national emergency tas ganyan sila magmeeting? JEMendozaINQ Mga tulog lahat ng audience nya. This is Duterte admin and Duterte wants continuity of the same!

JEMendozaINQ ibig sabihin walang nakikinig at hindi interisado mga audience mo. JEMendozaINQ FINALLY THEY ANSWERED THE PROBLEM. It's not about the virus anymore... ITS THE WILLINGNESS OF THIS GOVT TO HAVE A PANDEMIC. They dismissed the idea of going to ECQ. For one, if he's on mute, someone would've told him unless his viewers doesn't want to hear any

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JEMendozaINQ unbelievable! nobody told you? JEMendozaINQ Alam naman namin na bobo si duterte kaya understandable na hindi man lang siya umimik. Pero dumamay ka pa. You’re telling us na nakiki-bobo ka kay duterte. JEMendozaINQ kwento nyo sa mga tabogong dds baka bumenta JEMendozaINQ lahat inutil? waa nagsabi

JEMendozaINQ Wala ng mas bobobo pa sa gobyernong ito. Bobo is an understatement. JEMendozaINQ 😄😁😆😅🤣😂 JEMendozaINQ Kaengotan naman yun! JEMendozaINQ Scapegoat JEMendozaINQ I call bullshit. No one from the President’s side realized there was no audio on the other end? Like, if this was a video call, nobody noticed Abalos opening his mouth to speak? No one even checked in with the other? 'Can you hear me?' 'Are you still there?' Lahat 'to basic.

JEMendozaINQ And no one told him? Naman.

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JEMendozaINQ JEMendozaINQ “You’re in mute” is the most definitive sentence in business meetings this pandemic. JEMendozaINQ And nobody who should've been listening told him? JEMendozaINQ After using Zoom for 18 months, man discovers 'mute' function.

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