MANILA — Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday has called on the officials and employees of the Manila City Hall to move on from the recently-concluded elections and make peace with those with whom they had differences due to politics.
Moreno also appealed not to participate in any activity that would only sow divisiveness, saying it is the obligation of every Filipino to support the government.
Later, he thanked the officials and employees for helping the city government and “for being with me all the way”, especially during the pandemic.
“Habang ang lahat nangangapa sa dilim, tanging ilaw lamang ng city government ang natakbuhan ng ating mga kababayan hindi lamang sa Maynila kungdi sa buong bansa,” he said during the flag-raising ceremony at the Katipunan shrine infront of Manila City Hall .
The mayor also expressed gratitude for supporting the tandem of Mayor-elect Honey Lacuna and vice mayor-elect Yul Servo, as well as the six Congressmen and 36 councilors who won in the May 9 election.
“Ipalaganap ninyo ang paggalang.. ang respeto sa isa’t-isa. Ngayon, tayo, ilang libo tayo, sa atin magsimula. Let’s heal our country. We should not be part of division. We should continue to believe that the system will work no matter how hard it is,” he said.
Moreno also encouraged everyone to make peace with their relatives, friends, and even family members with whom they had parted ways just because of politics. (Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/EGR/ai/mtvn)