Mayor Isko Moreno started his week by lecturing a Barangay official who has been caught drinking in public.
The said official was brought to Moriones Police Station in Tondo and got visited by Isko, who just did his random midnight inspection around Manila City.
According to the kagawad, he’s just celebrating the birthday of his nephew; that’s why they decided to drink despite the implementation of ordinance 5555, which prohibits people from drinking in public places.
“Kagawad ka diba? Alam mo ba yung batas?” Moreno asked the kagawad.
Moreno said that public officials and adults should behave well because the children might follow them in the future.
“Kaya tayong mga nasa hustong gulang tayo ang mag pakita sa mga bata ng katinuan dahil yung mga bata ay napapanood tayo eh, nakikita sa atin yung kamalian na akala ay normal ay gagayahin na nila,” he said.
He also explained that he has a fever for three days already but still continuing working for the people of Manila City, that’s why he was saddened to see people not cooperating with him.
“Hindi naman ako superman, kailangan ko ring matulog, ako nga birthday ko matutulog lang ako, yun lang regalo ko sa sarili ko,” he said.
The Mayor said that they can drink all they want, however, they should choose a right place to celebrate.
“Ang birthday ninyo hindi aawatin ng gobyerno, you can celebrate it a way you wanted, walang pakialam ang gobyerno, pero kapag ginawa ninyo sa kalsada may pananagutan na tayo sa pamahalaan,” he said.
Moreno decided to forgive the barangay official and his nephew for violating ordinance 5555 but he asked them not to commit the same mistake again.