Isko Moreno shuts down Divisoria sidewalk stalls due to massive littering
Aileen Cerrudo • November 11, 2019 • 2343
MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has shut down Divisoria sidewalk stalls due to the amount of garbage found in the area during a surprise inspection on Monday (November 11).
Vendors will no longer be allowed to set up stalls along Ylaya Street in Divisoria.
Moreno also expressed his dismay over the negligence of the vendors in managing their waste.
“Hindi ba kayo nahihiya diyan o talagang baboy din kayo sa bahay? Kailangan ko pa kayo sorpresahin? Pinaghahanapbuhay ko na nga kayo, (Are you not ashamed or are you just as filthy in your own home? Do I still need to surprise you? I already allowed you to set up your livelihood here)” he said.
“Kung ganiyan lang din naman ang iiwan sa atin araw-araw, tigil na silang lahat, (If they will leave [these garbage] everyday, all [the vendors] should just stop)” he added.
The Manila mayor also directed all police stations in the area to monitor the streets of Divisoria to make sure no vendors will return especially in Ylaya street.—AAC (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
MANILA, Philippines – Convenience and grocery stores in Manila that will sell alcoholic beverages amid the implementation of a liquor ban will be shut down, City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso warned.
Domagoso said the order prohibiting the sale and distribution of liquor will remain in place despite the city’s transition to general community quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also reminded business owners that the sale of alcoholic beverages is merely a privilege granted by the city government.
“Sa mga convenience store na nagtitinda ng alak, kapag nagtinda kayo ng alak na pansamantala naming pinagbabawal dahil yan ay pribilehiyo lang na ibinigay sa inyo at bina-violate ninyo ito, isasara po namin kayo,” Mayor Isko said.
The liquor ban is provided under Executive Order No. 18 issued by Domagoso in accordance with the President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 922 which declares the country under state of public health emergency due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Mayor Isko also appealed for the public’s understanding and urged them to use the government’s financial aid to buy basic necessities instead of liquor.
“Hindi natin kailangan ngayon yan. Ang kailangan natin pagkakaisa, payapa’t panatag na komunidad,” Mayor Isko said.
“Sana po maunawaan niyo po ako, tutal bisyo lang naman ito, ang hinihingi ko lang naman ay pansamantala. Itong mga salapi na ito na binibigay na ayuda eh yan po ay para meron kayong pambili ng pagkain,” he added. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Dante Amento)
More areas in the city of Manila will be placed under hard lockdown due to the rising cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Manila City government through the Special Mayor’s Action Reaction Team (SMART) is currently drafting the implementing rules to put District 1 of Tondo under hard lockdown, while the city council is finalizing the executive order for this purpose.
Based on the report of the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO), as of 5:00 p.m. on Monday (April 27) there are 94 confirmed COVID-19 cases in District 1 Tondo with 233 suspected cases.
The local government also reported that 33 barangays in District 1 faced challenges in the enforcement of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), noting the numerous violations in social distancing and curfew.
Other possible areas that may undergo hard lockdown include District 2 Tondo, Sta. Cruz, and Sta. Mesa. AAC (with reports from Dante Amento)
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