Mayor Isko to run after looters of cargo trucks in Port area

Published August 1, 2019, 10:49 AM

by AJ Siytangco

By Erma Edera 

Manila Mayor Isko will crackdown on syndicates that steal goods loaded on trucks passing through the capital’s port area.

“Those who loot moving trucks got my attention already so pagpupuyatan ko sila,” the Mayor said.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (Manila PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (Manila PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

He also asked the truck operators to discipline their “undisciplined” and “irresponsible” drivers to ease traffic in the nation’s capital especially in areas leading to the port area.

“Ang tigas-tigas ng ulo, ugaling buwaya, tao naman. I am literally begging you, buong kababaang loob. Once and for all, kausapin ninyong maigi ang mga driver ninyo,” he told the operators.

“Let’s try a new formula of goodwill. I am showing you the willingness of the city to address your situation. Nasa inyo na ’yan, kumbaga, give and take,” he added.

He also warned them that he would not go easy on delinquent truck drivers, but was just giving them “an opportunity to redeem themselves.”

“Hanggat maaari puro masahe, puro diplomasya, pakisuyo ,baka makuha pa e,” he said.

Trucks that will be allowed to ply Roxas Boulevard are only those headed to and from the port of Manila, he added.