Isko Presidentiable Mayor Isko Moreno with running mate Doc Willie Ong as he offers to all Filipinos the services now being given to Manileños. Photo by Jerry S. Tan

Isko upbeat with people’s response, brags track record

March 10, 2022 Itchie G. Cabayan 316 views

ANUMANG tigas ng bulalo, lalambot din yan.”

Guided by this belief in life, Presidential bet and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said that he remains focused in his efforts to offer to all Filipinos the kind of benefits being enjoyed by Manileños at the moment.

Moreno also assured that he will not be derailed by so-called surveys since his main barometer is the people’s reaction and warm reception wherever he goes.

“Never ako kinakabahan tsaka ‘di ko masyado iniintindi ang mga ‘yan. At some point, siyempre, anumang tigas ng bulalo ay lalambot din ‘yan,” Moreno said, in reference to his belief that supporters of other candidates may still switch their support to him.

He added: “At the end of the day, laging nasa dulo ang vindication. Dun nagkakaalaman kaya mahaba ang pasensiya ko.”

Moreno said he has nothing to lose in offering to all Filipinos the kind of service that is based on concrete proof of what he had already been done in the City of Manila.

These, he pointed out, include the building of state-of-the-art hospitals, schools, and mass housing.

With regard to the pandemic, Moreno said the city of Manila implemented a social amelioration program that provides monthly cash aid for senior citizens, solo parents, university students, and persons with disabilities (PWDs).

This is apart from the establishment of the COVID-19 Field Hospital that provides free treatment for Manileños and non-Manileño and the purchase of expensive, life-saving medicines against COVID-19 which the city government also gives for free even to those residing outside of Manila.

For 6 straight months too, the city government provided food boxes to some 700,000 families living in Manila under the food security program of the city, and the said program was resumed for another 2 months.