Grieving Mayor Isko reminds Manileños to love their parents

Published October 26, 2020, 1:33 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso reminded residents to love their parents after his mother, Rosario, passed away on Sunday, October 25.

(PLM / Mayor Isko Moreno Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Mahalin ninyo ang mga magulang ninyo hangga’t nabubuhay sila (Love your parents while they are still alive). Spend time as much as possible, make them feel that you love them, care for them, and you owe your life to them,” he said during the regular flag raising ceremony at the Manila City Hall Monday morning.

“Huwag niyong kakaligtaan, bagamat tayo ay abalang-abala sa lahat ng bagay ay mabigyan natin ng sukli ang mga pagmamahal ng ating nanay, ng ating tatay (Although we are very busy with everything, let us not forget to reciprocate our parents’ love),” he added.

Rosario, fondly called “Nanay Chayong” by her loved ones, was 74 when she passed a day after Mayor Isko, her only child celebrated his 46th birthday.

The Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Santo Niño de Tondo announced her death in a Facebook post Sunday evening.

Since then, the management of district hospitals in the capital city, such as Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center and Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital, and the Manila Department of Social Welfare took to social media to express their grief.

Rosario is a native of Allen, Northern Samar who later moved to Tondo, Manila with Joaquin Domagoso, a stevedore at Manila North Harbor.