News reports has confirmed today that Goldilocks will be the official cake supplier for Makati Senior citizens celebrating their birthdays and silver wedding anniversaries.
At the height of the Makati City hall allegations to the Binays, this cake issue was brought up by Atty. Renato Bondal who was a previous contender for the mayor post. Bondal claims that the cakes were overpriced at Php 1000 each where in fact Red Ribbon and Goldilocks offer similar sized cakes at almost half the price (Php 300-Php 500). Moreover, the said cake supplier is said to be owned by mayor’s sister, Senator Nancy Binay.
In an interview with ANC, Senator Nancy Binay has denied this allegation stating “No. I don’t supply that (cakes). First of all, I don’t bake. It’s my husband who is in charge in the kitchen. It’s not my company”
Makati City Administrator Eleno Mendoza also discredited Bondal’s claim in an official statement saying that the cakes were bought at P306.75.
Yesterday, acting Makati Mayor Romulo ‘Kid’ Peña has expressed plans to consider commercial cake shops to be the cake supplier for Makati Senior citizens.
According to Peña “Kung ako ang masusunod, hangga’t maaari para wala na lang shadow of doubt sa lahat ng mga bagay na ‘yan, gusto ko iba na lang ang gumagawa ng cake. Gusto namin i-try ‘yung Red Ribbon or Goldilocks…Unang-una kung doon ka pumunta sa mga stores na ‘yun, legal na ‘yun. Alam mo na ‘yung price nila ay ‘yung commercial price, hindi ka na mawawala,”
While Peña says he will continue this cake benefit, he also wishes to give additional benefits to senior citizens of Makati.