The government has dismissed the report that local students currently quarantined at hotels in Manila, Philippines are being fed with pig bones.
This came after a photo uploaded by one of the students went viral showing images of pig bones served with rice and a slice of ball cabbage.
The students claimed that the food they were fed in the quarantined hotels.
But in a statement yesterday the government described the photo as a mere smearing campaign against the government.
The statement said the meals enjoyed by the students are similar to meals served for any hotel guests.
“The hotel has standards to uphold and abide by to ensure the services it provides are of a high standard and the published images cast doubts to any truth.
“The students are served three meals three times a day on breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” the statement said.
Following the report, the government through its own investigation has verified that the food displayed is not what the students are having.
A number of photos were obtained as evidence of the quality of food provided to the students at the hotels.
The photos showed a food pack that contains; rice, fish, fried chicken, noodles, vegetables, eggs, fruits, and soup.
The government while appealing to students to act as scholars and good ambassadors of the country also urged to them to be honest and truthful.
“Deceiving others is not doing any good,” the statement said.
The Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmie Rodgers said its costs government the 120 pesos per meal.
“That’s about 900 meals being served daily for the students.”