Mayor Isko says his movies need to take a backseat to focus on mass vaccination program

Published June 25, 2021, 2:19 PM

by Robert Requintina

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said two movies being filmed involving him are taking a backseat in the meantime that he is giving his full concentration to the mass vaccination program of his administration to possibly achieve herd immunity in the City of Manila by September. 

During the turnover of about P6 million worth of school supplies donated by Manila’s sister city Guangzhou in China facilitated by the Anvil Business Club last Tuesday at the Bulwagan of Manila City Hall, Mayor Isko said, “I do not know yet the schedule of shooting for the life story of Andres Bonifacio, whose role I am playing. They have been updating me on the development, but it has to take a backseat for now because we have more pressing work to do In view of the vaccination program.”

Unknown to many, Mayor Isko’s life story billed “Yorme” has started shooting. In the musical, Xian Lim will play the older Isko and McCoy de Leon to play the younger Isko. 

On June 22, Guangzhou City and Anvil Business Club turned over to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno at Manila City Hall the donation of seven tons of school supplies to benefit 10,000 disadvantaged children of Manila.

Mayor Isko Moreno thanked the people of Guangzhou City, Mayor Wen Guohui and their partner Anvil Business Club for this donation. He tasked Manila Department of Social Welfare Director Re Fugoso to distribute to orphanages, daycare centers and kids of urban poor communities.

Mayor Isko Moreno accepts the donation of Guangzhou City from the officers and men of Anvil Business Club during turnover rites at Manila City Hall last Tuesday.

Formerly spelled “Canton” in the past, Guangzhou is now a major industrial and financial center, its Mayor Wen Guohui said the donation is Guangzhou’s expression of friendship and solidarity with Manila City and the Philippines. Guangzhou in southern China is a sister city of Manila.

This donation upholds the call of China President Xi Jinping on “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind”. Famous for its Cantonese foods and landscapes, Guangzhouhas also been featured in movies like the 2014 Hollywood film “Transformers:Age of Extinction” and the 1992 movie “Supercop” starring Jackie Chan andMichelle Yeoh.

Anvil Business Club is a business and civic organization of young Filipino Chinese entrepreneurs led by chairman Wilson Lee Flores, vice chairmen Patrick Cua, President Hubert Chua, EVP Kenneth Dee, and Vice President Richmond Co who is also chairman of this school supplies civic project.  

Flores said: “This civic project of Guangzhou City in partnership with Anvil Business Club is our contribution to the future of Manila now under the leadership of a dynamic mayor and also our tribute to the past, because many of us have ancestors who had started life in the Philippines here in Manila City. This is our gift to the children of Manila and also our gift to Manila on its 450th anniversary on June 24.”