Isko Moreno leads flag raising rite for 1st time at spruced up Bonifacio Shrine
MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday led the flag raising ceremony for the first time at the newly-refurbished Andres Bonifacio Shrine, which he earlier dubbed the “biggest toilet” in the city.
“Sa mahabang panahon, hindi niyo napakinabangan bilang mamayan ng lungsod ng Maynila (ang Bonifacio Shrine). Hindi na siya mapanghi, hindi na siya tae-tae island (For a long time, the people of Manila did not enjoy and benefit from this place. Today, this place is no longer filthy and teeming with human waste),” Moreno told Manila City Hall personnel.
“Nabawi na ng taong bayan ang parkeng ito,” Moreno further said.
Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna shared Moreno’s joy that the regular Monday flag raising ceremony was held at the Bonifacio Shrine.
Last week, an exasperated Moreno spotted mounds of human waste and garbage around the Bonifacio Shrine during an inspection of the heritage site.
He likewise accidentally stepped on human waste during the inspection.
He then ordered Manila Police District chief Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., to clear the area behind it of vendors and other obstructions.
Cleanup teams from the city government and barangays also helped spruce up the place. /gsg
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Posted by INQUIRER.net on Ahad, 14 Julai 2019
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