A POST has been circulating on the social media stating that the Cagayan de Oro City's Higala App poses a security risk, as well as red-tagging City Councilor Malou Seriña Gaane and some city hall employees.
The post contains a photo showing the alleged connections between some of the city hall employees, one of whom is a staff of Gaane, to the New People's Army (NPA).
Gaane is the principal author of the Higala App ordinance.
Asked for his reaction, City Mayor Oscar Moreno said those who red-tagged the city councilor and the city's employees are "trolls" who are not worth being dignified with a reply.
"Mga troll ka na that are bastos kaayo nga designed to ruin people. They are not worth being dignified with a reply. Kanang mga ing-ana, pasagdi na lang gyud na," Moreno said.
Moreno further said red-tagging is already an illegal activity that aims to destroy the reputation of people who deliver their services to the public.
"Iresponsable kaayo. Mao ning mga naka troll [they're] using aliases. Those are illegal activities already. Ang tuyo lang diha is to demolish the reputation of people nga gatrabaho," Moreno said.
"I just hope naay mga regulatory agencies nga maka take action diha," he added.