Mayor Isko Moreno Yells at People Breaking Curfew
People who can’t follow simple rules will be the ruin of everyone. Despite a city ordinance implementing a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., there are still many who take it lightly, prompting Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to personally catch people who are breaking the law.
If the mayor hadn’t made rounds in Manila last night, the people he caught would not have gone home, all of whom did not bother to bring IDs. When the mayor reminded the young ones to bring IDs next time, he received a chill reply:
“Sige po, Isko.”
Which irritated the mayor.
“Anong ‘Sige po, Isko’? Barkada ba tayong dalawa? Hindi naman. Mag-iingat kayo.”
(“What do you mean by ‘Alright, Isko’? Are we buddies? I don’t think so. You stay safe.”)
Among those reprimanded by Moreno is a tricycle driver who was loitering on the street despite the absence of passengers.
Social Distancing at a Wake
Even wakes did not escape the patrolling of Moreno. Wakes are considered a form of mass gathering. They are not prohibited, but people attending wakes must strictly observe social distancing.
When Moreno passed by a street where a wake was happening, he stopped.
"O, kayong mga nasa patay, anong ginagawa ninyo? Gusto niyo bang mahuli pa kayong lahat? ’Di ba may curfew? Walang sinabi sa batas na kapag may lamay, puwedeng maglamay,” said Moreno.
(“All of you here at the dead, what do you think you’re doing? Do you want me to arrest all of you? Isn’t there a curfew? The law does not say that if there’s a wake, you may attend it.”)
"May curfew, e. Pahinga na, puwede naman makidalamhati. Uwi na!” yelled Moreno using the public address system installed on his vehicle.
(“There’s a curfew. Time to go, you can just condole with the bereaved. Go home now!”)
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.