Mayor Isko starts receiving death threats over efforts to clear Manila’s streets - a councilor reveals

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno / photo from Inquirer

In two weeks time, newly-elect Mayor Francisco Isko Moreno Domagoso has reportedly been receiving death threats after his efforts to make Manila a better place for its people.

A close associate of Mayor Isko, third district Councilor Manuel “Letlet” Zarcal revealed the threats, which they received from different sources.

“The mayor simply brushed aside the threat when the information was given to him, saying it comes with the territory,” Zarcal said.

“Sabi ni mayor, hazards of the job daw ‘yun and only meant to derail his efforts to rid the city of illegal vendors and syndicated, ‘organized’ vending schemes,” he added.

The Councilor cited that these threats may have come from those who have lost a lot when Mayor Isko started the cleansing of Manila.

 Zarcal, however, did not provide further details of the said threats.

Earlier, Mayor Isko disclosed that he was even offered P5 million per day just to stop his order against illegal vendors.

“May mga nagparating lang sa akin na mensahe na P5 million a day, P150 million a month, P1.8 billion a year,” Moreno told reporters in a press conference.

When asked what the bribe was for, he said, “Para dating gawi. Same-same.”

“Simple lang ang sinabi ko. 'Subukan niyo.' Oh, hindi na tumawag,” he also said

The fierce mayor of Manila has expressed determination to continue clearing Divisoria, Recto, Ylaya , Juan Luna , Soler, Carmen Planas ,Tabora, Asuncion, Villalobos, Carriedo,C. Palanca , Ronquillo, Raon and Evangelista, among others, to remove obstructions, giving it to the motorists and ease the traffic.

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