DILG praises Mayor Isko for showing strong political will and commitment in solving Manila's problems

Mayor Isko Moreno photo credit from ABS-CBN (ctto)

Manila, Philippines - Newly elected Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Saturday got a commendation for the Department of the Interior for doing an excellent job in solving the city's many problems upon assuming his office this week.

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said in a statement on Saturday, July 6, commends "young and dynamic" mayors in Metro Manila with a special mention to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno for the mayor's initial show of "strong political will."

“Manila is the showcase of the Philippines. It is the first place foreigners see when they come to our country, so I’m pleased that in the first weeks of his administration, Mayor Isko has already shown that the challenges of the city are not insurmountable and can be addressed with political will and commitment,” Año said.

Año mentioned Moreno’s clean-up drive of Divisoria and other major streets, waste-management program, clearing of water-ways, and anti-gambling program as some of the City Government’s most important initiatives.

However, the biggest challenge for Mayor Isko is how to sustain these initiatives at solving the city’s problems according to Año, particularly referring to the problem of "informal settler families along esteros and other danger zones."

The DILG chief also said, “The City Government’s cooperation in the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program is crucial because some of the most heavily polluted waterways are in the City of Manila so we look forward to working with him closely in order to return Manila Bay to its pristine beauty as directed by President Duterte.”

He also added he has “high hopes for the young and dynamic local leaders that have been elected in the last election who are the face of change in the political landscape.”

Aside from Moreno, special mentions in Año’s statement were Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig, Mayor Abby Binay of Makati, and other young local chief executives who are also doing excellent work in their first 100 days.

The DILG Chief mentioned that the DILG fully supports their good governance initiatives. 

Source: MSN

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