Real talk: Isko Moreno says Manila is ‘full of shit,’ literally
MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Isko Moreno did not sugarcoat his description of the capital when he said it was literally “full of shit.”
“Talagang Manila is full of shit, literal[ly], not metaphorically,” Moreno said during his speech at a gathering of Rotary Club of Bagumbayan members late Friday.
“Kasi real talk lang naman, kasi sometimes, instead na i-sugarcoat mo, or itago mo, eh mas lalong hindi nareresolba,” he added.
Two weeks into his term, Moreno has ordered multiple clearing and cleaning operations within the city.
Hours before Moreno spoke at the Rotary Club gathering, he went to the Vitas Slaughterhouse Friday morning for his second inspection of the area.
Piles of garbage and animal carcass littered the area, with Moreno describing the stench as nauseating.
Last week, the mayor even stepped on human waste when he conducted a surprise inspection at the Andres Bonifacio shrine, only a few steps away from his office.
Moreno, likewise, called on fellow members of the Rotary Club to join in efforts in bringing Manila’s vibrancy back.
“So, Bagumbayan, pwede bang makisuyo? Tulungan ninyo akong paliguan ang Maynila. Please…dugyot talaga. Taft Avenue pa lang. Hindi ko po kakayaning mag-isa,” he said.
“Tutal meron naman talagang kayong projects for the community. Let’s use the resources towards a direction. A direction, wherein together, we’re going to get Manila vibrant again,” he further said.
Manila’s most wanted
Aside from cleansing the city, Moreno also wants the streets of Manila clear of criminals.
“Gusto nating maging ligtas, in two weeks’ time, halos sampung ‘most wanted’ ang nahuli sa Maynila,” he said.
“Akalain niyo, isa lang inorder ko: Hanapin niyo lahat ng mga wanted na dahil ayaw ko na may wanted na kapitbahay yung kapitbahay ko,” he added. /jpv
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