‘I do what a government must do’ – Isko Moreno

Published July 19, 2019, 12:07 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Marjaleen Ramos

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Thursday belied accusations that he is “anti-poor.”

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko" Moreno Domagoso (Manila City PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso
(Manila City PIO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

“This is a war between the organizer and the government. Ako gusto ko lingunin yung pangkalahatan. Ang vendor makahanap ng hanapbuhay ng hindi nakapeperwisyo ng kapwa, Karapatan ng lahat na gamitin ang kalye.” Moreno said in an interview with Dobol B sa News TV.

“Binabalanse ko ang pagpapatakbo ng gobyerno, taong-gobyerno na tayo ngayon. Kailangan natin mamahala,” he said.

Getting rid of street vendors around the city was part of Moreno’s cleanup campaign.

“That’s not true. I challenge kahit sino. May vendor sa Ilaya, sa Tabora, Santo Cristo. Street vendors. Nandun sila, maayos naman. Ang balik ko sa kanila wala nang tong-pats (patong),” he said.

He added that those legal vendors who were removed were transferred to other areas.

Moreno said that he is just performing the “normal” duties of a mayor. “Yung ginagawa ko normal na ginagawa ng isang mayor,” he said.

The newly-elected Mayor earlier vowed to restore the capital city and has been earning praises for his efforts for the city including the implementation of several clearing operations, restoration of the capital’s cultural heritage, as well as his surprise inspections around the city.

 
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