Real talk: Isko Moreno says Manila is ‘full of shit,’ literally

/ 09:26 AM July 20, 2019
Real talk: Isko Moreno says Manila is ‘full of shit,’ literally

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. INQUIRER.net file photo / Cathy Miranda

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.

READ: Isko Moreno says garbage stench at Vitas Slaughterhouse ‘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.

READ: ‘Shit happens’: Isko Moreno steps on poop during Bonifacio Shrine inspection 

Vibrant Manila

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.

READ: Cops arrest some of Manila’s most wanted suspects 

“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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