- Former Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has spoken about the recent accomplishments of incumbent Mayor Isko Moreno
- Estrada explained the reason why he did not ask the illegal vendors to leave Manila
- He also questioned the claim of Moreno that he was offered a P5 million bribe daily
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Former Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has commented over the recent accomplishments of incumbent Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
KAMI learned that Estrada answered the questions as to why his administration was not able to do the clearing operations Moreno did.
"Nilinis naman natin pero kung ang sasabihin mo sa akin yung mga vendor na nilinis, inalis lahat eh hindi ko kayang gawin 'yon hanggang walang kapalit na hanapbuhay sila," Estrada said.
"Kayang-kaya utusan hindi ba sumunod ang pulis at mga bumbero? Orderan mo lang 'yan sandali lang yun, pero isipin ang damage na kawawa naman ang mahihirap. Biruin mo umaasa sa pagkain nila,” he added.
The former mayor also emphasized that a “hungry stomach knows no law.”
Estrada also commented over the cleaning operation of Moreno at the Andres Bonifacio Shrine beside the Manila City Hall.
"Maganda yung pero nililinis din namin 'yon. I salute him for that na nalilinis niya. Hindi naman ako nagpapakita para magpakita na may ginagawa ako eh," Estrada noted.
He also questioned the claim of Moreno that he was offered a P5 million bribe daily for him not to push through with the clearing operations.
"Masama ang magsinungaling para makasira lamang. Sino maniniwala P5 million a day?” Estrada reiterated.
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In a previous report by KAMI, Estrada criticized the contributions of Moreno to change Manila. He insisted that Moreno should not have removed the vendors because they would be losing their source of income.
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