Mayor Isko Moreno eats "pares" for lunch

Mayor Isko Moreno eats "pares" for lunch

- Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno was recently spotted waiting for his turn for a bowl of "pares"

- The hardworking mayor's modest ways made him one of the country's well-loved public servant

- With the help of social media, Mayor Isko is gaining many supporters from all over the country

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Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno was recently spotted enjoying a local street food known as pares. He shared that he was starving so he stopped over to have his lunch.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso is currently winning the praise of many as he makes waves of changes in Manila.

Being a former celebrity, his rags-to-riches story had been known long before he became a mayor.

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Moreno's rise to power is more than that of a "Cinderella Man." For his, was a story of resilience, determination, love for learning and reaching for one's dreams.

He was born in a poor family and his father did not have a regular job. He learned to find odd ways to find food on the table at an early age. He discovered "pagpag" or discarded food left in the garbage.

"Sa araw araw na ginawa ng Diyos, mamimili ka lang: yung mamatay na dilat ang mata o mamatay na may hepa," Moreno said.

Moreno's exceptional public service is evident especially during calamities such as floods. His photo made rounds online when he braved the floodwaters just to check his constituents.

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Francisco Moreno Domagoso or Isko Moreno is a Filipino politician. He is the 27th mayor and a former Vice Mayor of the City of Manila, the capital city of the Philippines; and a former three-term councilor of the city's first congressional district.

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