Mayor Isko orders relief of police precinct chief over filthy Carriedo street

Marje Pelayo   •   July 25, 2019   •   1509

A clip from the live vlog of Mayor Isko during his midnight roving around the city of Manila shows a congested street obstructed by vendors and pedicabs. |Courtesy: Mayo Isko Domagoso’s Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines — Mayor Isko Domagoso has ordered the relief of the precinct commander of Plaza Miranda after seeing a congested, dirty Carriedo street on Wednesday (July 24).

During his midnight roving around the city, Mayor Isko in his live vlog couldn’t contain his irritation upon seeing piles of garbage and a series of vendors along the street.

”Makakadaan pa ba? Walang daan paano pati sa gitna ng kalye, basura, vendor, (Can we drive through? There’s no space anymore because even the center of the street is occupied by garbage and vendors),” Domagoso said while telling his driver to enter the vending-busy street.

Aside from the piles of stinky garbage, makeshift tents of returning vendors were also found adding congestion to the area.

“Sino nga yung major dito? Ipa-relieve yan bukas, (Who is the [police] major here? I will have him relieved tomorrow),” the visibly annoyed Mayor said.

Domagoso had previously ordered the clearing of Carriedo of illegal vendors in his first days in office.

“Ito po ang Carriedo, (This is Carriedo,) “Nasa paligid (ang vendors). Ang Carriedo sinabi ko huwag nilang babalikan, (Vendors are everywhere. I told them not to return to Carriedo),” Moreno said aboard his vehicle while showing the surroundings.

“Vendors talaga ang nagkakalat ng basura, (Vendors are really the source of garbage),” he added.

Last week, Domagoso ordered the relief of a Lawton Police Precinct commander after finding the Bonifacio Shrine filthy after it was turned into a public toilet left with mounds of human waste.

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Isko Moreno, Willie Ong officially launch tandem for 2022 polls

Robie de Guzman   •   September 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Wednesday formally announced his presidential bid for the 2022 national elections.

Domagoso made the announcement in front of his supporters in Tondo, Manila.

“Kaya buong kababaang-loob inihahayag ko sa inyo mga kababayan ko: Sa darating na Mayo, tanggapin nyo po ang aking aplikasyon bilang Pangulo ng Pilipinas,” he said during his speech.

He also introduced Dr. Willie Ong as his running mate in the upcoming polls.

Mayor Isko was a former actor who grew in the slums of Tondo while Ong is a cardiologist and an internist who has over 16 million Facebook followers.

Ong ran for senator in 2019. He placed 18th overall but he garnered the second highest number of overseas votes for senator.

Moreno will face Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Manny Pacquiao, who both recently declared their intentions to join the presidential race. Ong will be against President Rodrigo Duterte and Senate President Vicente Sotto III in the vice presidential race.

The official filing of candidacy will start in October.

Mayor Isko, confined at Sta. Ana Hospital

Maris Federez   •   August 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sta. Ana Hospital on Monday confirmed the admission of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso due to mild coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a statement released Monday, Sta. Ana Hospital director, Dr. Grace Padilla, said Domagoso was admitted Sunday night, showing “mild colds and cough and body malaise as presenting symptoms.”

The mayor, however, has no fever.

“His RT-PCR test result turned out positive. Lab tests were taken, and the initial findings of his chest CT Scan result is normal. Our clinical impression: He has a mild COVID,” Padilla said.

Presently, Mayor Isko is maintained on oral anti-biotics and vitamins as supplements. He is stable comfortable and sleeping well, she added.

Padilla also announced that Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna is on her way to recovery as she was admitted last week.

“Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes for the speedy recovery that all of you have given,” Padilla said.

The hospital administration assured that their medical specialists and nursing team will be closely monitoring the local chief executive, and will continue to post updates on his condition.

Manila City buys 500 additional Tocilizumab vials for COVID-19 patients

Marje Pelayo   •   May 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Manila procured about 500 additional vials of the life-saving Tocilizumab for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The delivery of the immunosuppressive drug already arrived in the city which Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan inspected on Tuesday (May 18).

In a statement, Domagoso said the Tocilizumab vials will be offered to patients admitted in public and private hospitals, whether residents of Manila or not.

“Ito po ay io-offer din natin sa public and private hospitals for free bukod sa six district hospitals ng lungsod at Manila Health Department,” Domagoso said.

“Sa maliit nating kaparaanan, mas makatutulong po tayo sa nakararami nating kababayan. The COVID-19 pandemic is a universal problem. It has to be approached inclusively,” the Mayor said.

Manila City General Services officer, Thelma Perez said the additional vials were procured by the local government to strengthen the city’s response against the pandemic.

Perez said the local government allocated P13 million for the procurement of these vials.

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