Peeved Isko Moreno confronts 2 erring truck drivers
MANILA, Philippines – Two erring truck drivers received a literal early wakeup call from Manila Mayor Isko Moreno who spotted their vehicles illegally parked on a bridge during a pre-dawn inspection of the city Wednesday.
Moreno personally scolded and ordered a truck driver to remove the vehicle along H. Lopez Street in Tondo at around 2 a.m.
“Alisin niyo na yan. Maawa kayo sa mga kapitbahay namin, dumadayo lang kayo dito e,” Moreno said on Facebook live.
“Kayo ang makisama samin, hindi kami ang makikisama sa inyo ah.”
The driver, who was not seen in the video, could be heard extending his apologies to the Manila mayor.
Moreno, however, still sounded peeved.
“Hanggang kailan kami magpa-pasensiya? Magkaka-diabetes na ‘ko sa kakapasensiya eh. Ang tamis-tamis ng pasensiya sa bakery,” he said.
“Puro nalang pasensaya, wag kayong paparada sa tulay delikado,” he added.
Shortly thereafter, Moreno spotted another illegally parked truck in the Velasquez area.
“Ano brad? Kumusta? Moreno greeted the second erring driver.
The truck driver said he was waiting for a co-worker.
“Ha? Ano pang dahilan? Ha? Eh paano kung wala kami? Anong dahilan ha?” Moreno said.
“Hindi niyo ba naiintindihan na delikado yung truck niyo sa ibabaw ng tulay? Nirereklamo kayo dito eh,” he added.
He, however clarified that trucks are welcome to do business in the city as long as its drivers comply with the city’s traffic rules and regulations.
He also appealed to truck drivers to cooperate with the local government of Manila in implementing the rules.
“Kelan niyo ako papatulugin? Iwasan niyo na. Maawa na kayo sa akin. Hindi ko kakayanin ito mag-isa,” he said.
“Basta welcome kayong maghanap buhay sa Manila, wag lang kayong nakakaperwisyo kasi nirereklamo talaga kayo,” he added.
The inspection in the area stemmed from numerous complaints from residents and netizens regarding trucks parked on bridges and streets. /gsg
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