Mayor Isko Moreno is known for solving problems in his city with diplomacy first. However, in his recent weekly capital report, the viral public official was already fed up with one issue he’s trying to solve.
On August 2, Moreno gave an ultimatum to the jeepney drivers along Tayuman-Pritil to discontinue loading passengers in illegal terminals or else they’re going to lose their franchise.
“Ayaw niyo talagang umalis diyan ha sa Espirito Santo (Church) sa gitna at Tayuman, ayaw niyong makinig? Susunod tatangalin ko na kayo sa Maynila,” the Mayor said.
“So it’s either mang gulang kayo ng mangulang or itigil niyo nalang, dahil kung hindi, hindi lang pila ang mawawala sa inyo, yung hanap buhay ninyo, aalisin ko, dahil hindi maganda na nakakapag hanap buhay kayo pero nakakapang api kayo ng mga kapwa natin mahihirap,” he added.
According to Moreno, he already warned the jeepney drivers many times, but he found out that they’re still loading and unloading passengers in illegal terminals which made him disappointed.
He also revealed that many netizens are already complaining about the inconvenience being brought by the illegal terminals.
“Talagang matigas ang ulo ninyo, ni-rereport na kayo ng mga netizen na ginagawa nyong Terminal parin yung tapat ng 7/11 along Tayuman,” Moreno said.
“Mag meeting meeting na kayo dahil kayo na ang isusunod namin,” he added.
During his report, he also showed the complaint their file in the LTFRB to suspend the Pritil-Tayuman jeepney franchise.
Moreno was really disappointed that he’s still required to lecture the jeepney drivers on what is right or wrong despite being older than him.
He also revealed that he gave a terminal for the jeepney drivers along Tayuman-Pritil, but they still chose to go back to their illegal stations.
“Ang tatanda niyo na, ang hirap niyong mapagsabihan… di kayo madiplomasya, talaga yatang sagad hanggang buto ang katigasan ng ulo ninyo,” he said.
“Galit kayo sa masasamang ugali ng mga Politiko sa Gobyerno pero sarili ninyo ay hindi niyo makita sa salamin,”
The illegal terminal along Tayuman-Pritil has already been a problem of Manila for years and it was featured in television many times because of the unending clearing operations along the area.