- 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.
Please Isko! I totally agree with you when you said Manila needs to work on cleanliness because it is the capital of the country. Make it beautiful again. Make the barangays check eskinitas and side streets. BINONDO AREA needs a full-blown clean-up!
— Ching Bumanglag (@BumanglagChing) May 16, 2019
I've seen the interview and I am really excited for Manileños. It's about time, Karen. I'm really hoping that his In-City Housing and plans for the former Pandacan Depot pushes through.
— Calvin Ang (@ChubbyTalk168) May 16, 2019
— Tony Leachon MD (@DrTonyLeachon) May 14, 2013
please do…. paki na rin yung mga illegal chinese dyan ang dami na nila we are slave in our own country
— Arnaiz sanchez (@Arnaizsanchez3) May 16, 2019
Some have cracked jokes and was amused for his use of the term ‘Dugyot.’
@mervincapila dugyot daw kayo 👀 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
— Gela (@temporalgela) May 16, 2019
Need mo Ng maraming sabon…ibabad mo muna sa chlorox Mayor saka mo banlawan…
— IF (@IFSocrates) May 16, 2019
Eh laging walang tubig sa manila…hahaha
— Christian Corpuz (@oxoChristianoxo) May 16, 2019
Manila Mayor-Elect Isko Moreno: priority ko talaga ang BASURA. Dugyot kami eh..
— Dionel™️ (@dynonel) May 16, 2019
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.