“I’ll move heaven and earth!” Isko Moreno vows to clean Manila City

  • Isko Moreno defeated Joseph Ejercito in the mayoralty race and is the newly elected mayor of Manila City
  • The mayor laid out his plans for the city, emphasizing its garbage problem
  • The mayor’s platforms gained support from netizens

The newly elected mayor of Manila City, Isko Moreno, vows to clean the Philippines’ capital city and envisions it to be flourishing with a vibrant economy and elevated livelihood for its residents.

He said that he will do the impossible to wipe out the city’s filth.

“I’ll move heaven and earth to clean the city. Dugyot kami. Papaliguan ko lang naman,” Moreno told viewers on ANC’s Headstart interview.

The mayor gained support and even suggestions from netizens.

Some have cracked jokes and was amused for his use of the term ‘Dugyot.’

The rags-to-riches mayor proudly emphasized and laid out his plans for the city.

For the major, garbage problem in the city is the priority. He said that he would call for a bidding of a new trash contractor for the city.

He said he would designate a permanent area for street vendors, saving them from the rampant bribery situations.

One of his plans is to redevelop Binondo as a business district, and Pandacan, the former site of an oil depot, as a green area.

Moreno is also planning to build an in-city housing in Delpan for Manila’s urban poor families and lower real estate and business taxes.

Para mapakita kung totoo laway ko. I’ll start it there. It can be a model to any local government unit then I’ll go to Baseco then to Parola,” he said.

Moreno who got 357,925 votes defeated Joseph Estrada, one of the most durable political figures, having 210,605 votes while former mayor Alfredo Lim ranked third with 138,923 votes after all votes were canvassed. Moreno was then hailed as winner of the mayoralty race on May 14.

Moreno revealed that he was humbled and tensed with the results.

“It’s a humbling experience. Yung results kasi overwhelming. Scary in a way, people are expecting more now. Nakaka-tense,” Moreno said of his election win.

He also admitted that he may need a helping hand from Estrada and former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim.
Kailangan ko silang dalawa if they’re willing. Marami rin akong pwedeng matutunan sa kanila... If they have ideas, why not? There is no monopoly of knowledge,” he said.

The former vice mayor Francisco Moreno Domagoso, known as Isko Moreno, grew up in Tondo, Manila as a garbarge collector when he was a young boy. The man who used to scavenge for food is now the city mayor of Manila.



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