Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is the 27th Mayor of the city of Manila. He is one of the most popular politicians in the country too. And well known for his admirable way of governing.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno made efforts to clean up and remove all the illegal vendors in the streets. He implemented a strict ordinance in the city, gave jobs to Persons with Disability (PWD) and senior citizens, among others. And he even gave cakes, gifts, and envelopes to newlyweds.
In the previous article, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his admiration to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on governing his city. He admitted that the mayor is better than him. He said it during the oath-taking ceremony of the Malacañang Cameramen Association, Malacañang Press Corps, and the Presidential Photojournalists Association.
“Mas mahusay siya kaysa akin, sa totoo lang. Oo, may nakita ako na mas mahusay ang resolve niya kaysa akin. Plus two ako sa kanya,” Duterte said.
From ABS-CBN News report, Mayor Isko Moreno responded after the president praised him. He thanked President Duterte for his praise and said admitted that President Rodrigo Duterte is one of his inspirations to become a good leader.
“Thank you for your kind words, Mr. President, but to be really honest, isa po kayo sa mga nagging inspirasyon ko sa kung ano mang klase ng liderato na meron kami,” said Moreno.
Based on the report, Mayor Isko divulges he get the idea from the way Pres. Duterte runs Davao City. He shared that every time he visits Davao he was afraid to light his cigarette since their law is strictly implemented.
“Kapag nasa Davao City po ako, takot na takot po akong manigarilyo dahil alam ko pong huhulihin ako… as I always say, it is not the severity of the punishment itself, but the certainty of getting caught that deters a person from committing a crime,” he said.
According to the report, Mayor Isko said that the performance of all the politicians is a “reflection” of the kind of leadership the chief executive has.
“I think kung ano man ang nakikita nating pagpupursige ng mga alkalde sa buong Pilipinas, hindi lang po ako, ay reflection lamang ng klase ng liderato at Pangulo na meron tayo… so we owe it to you Mr. President, for inspiring us and for becoming a good example to all of us,” Mayor Isko said.
Mayor Isko’s acknowledgment of President Duterte’s statement obtained different reactions from the netizens. Here are some of their comments on the post:
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno thanked President Duterte for praising his style in cleaning Manila streets and returned the compliment to him by saying he was inspired by Duterte’s leadership in Davao City. pic.twitter.com/goB4fmiRkP
— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) September 11, 2019
@JtAbulencia: “He’s inspired by duterte when he was still a mayor. At the end of the day naman po, duterte is still duterte and isko is still isko”
@jovina17: “Sana nga hanggang dun na lang sa paghanga nung mayor huwag ngayon na presidente na.”
@@MsEllaEspinosa: “Naku wag po kayong sumunod sa yapak ni dugyoterte. Hindi maganda kalalabasan ng Manila. Tama ang nasimulan at ipagpatuloy na lang”
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