Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” yesterday exhorted food establishments to reject orders using his office after he was victimized five times by fake food deliveries this week.
The fake food orders consisting of two pizzas arrived separately at the Mayor’s Office Monday afternoon.
On Thursday afternoon, three separate deliveries which included pork dish, drinks, and pizza arrived at the Office of Domagoso.
The mayor told his Executive Assistant Weng Santiago to pay for the two orders of pizza since the amount would be charged to the riders.
The pizza orders, amounting to P1,000 each, came from the same food establishment although from separate branches.
The Thursday deliveries came at 12:10 p.m, 12:33 p.m., and 12:43 p.m. The holder of the fake account that placed the orders even advised the delivery riders to deliver them to the mayor’s office and also told them to ask assistance from the office.
The orders used ‘Isko Domagoso Moreno’ account which turned out to be fake.
Of the three orders, only the pizza delivery boy got paid since the two other delivery riders no longer returned to the mayor’s office after they were investigated.
Domagoso urged unscrupulous persons to stop placing fake food delivery orders using his office, stressing that the riders or delivery boys are the ones actually suffering from the prank.
He reminded food apps and delivery riders not to entertain any transaction using his name to spare themselves from the headache.
According to Domagoso, he never orders from restaurants as the food he eats everyday is usually cooked from the kitchen in his office.
The Manila mayor also said he does not have a single account in any mobile apps that cater to food deliveries so that he called on those involved in the said business to disregard any transaction using his name or that of his office.