Mayor Isko dismisses MTBP enforcer for extortion

Maris Federez   •   July 22, 2019   •   2695

Mayor Isko Moreno presents to the media the MTBP enforcer
caught in the act of extortion on CCTV (Photo: Manila Public Information Office)

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Monday dismissed from post the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTBP) enforcer who was caught in the act of extortion on CCTV.

This was after a netizen posted on her Facebook account an enforcer who seemed to be extorting money from a motorist. 

Seen on the video was the companion of the motorist who was counting money to be given to the said enforcer.

During Monday’s flag-raising ceremony at the Manila City Hall, Moreno warned the MTBP that the whole team will be sacked if they will not present the said enforcer to him.

The group then presented Ricardo Galit, the enforcer seen on the video, to the office of the mayor at around noon.

Moreno confiscated Galit’s ID and vest bearing the insignia of the MTPB.

The local chief executive stressed that Galit will never get the chance to once again be part of the MTBP and that he will be facing charges for his illegal activity. (with report from April Cenedoza) /mbmf

Six Manila villages under 4-day granular lockdown

Robie de Guzman   •   March 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Six villages in the City of Manila are now under lockdown amid increasing cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

At midnight of March 17, the local government locked down Barangays 185, 374, 521, 628, 675, and 847.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said residents in the said barangays shall be strictly confined to their homes and are prohibited from going outside.

The lockdown order, however, exempts health workers, military personnel, service workers, utility workers, barangay officials, and media practitioners accredited by the Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Domagoso signed on Monday Executive Order No. 07 to conduct disease surveillance, massive contact tracing, and verification or testing and rapid risk assessment as part of “the city’s response measures to the imminent danger posed by the resurgence of COVID-19.”

“Ang mga barangay na sumusunod ay napapasailalim sa apat na araw na lockdown. Brgy. 185, 374, 521, 628, 675, at 847. Sila po ay may mga sampu mahigit na kaso ng COVID-19 sa barangay,” Mayor Isko said.

Local authorities warned to slap sanctions against violators.

The granular lockdown on six barangays will be imposed until March 20. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Marvin Calas)

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno places 6 barangays under four-day lockdown

Marje Pelayo   •   March 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has placed six barangays under lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection.

The lockdown will start at 12:01 a.m. on March 17 until 11:59 p.m. on March 20.

The six barangays are as follows:

Brgy. 185 Zone 16 (Tondo 2)
Brgy. 374 Zone 38 (Sta. Cruz)
Brgy. 521 Zone 52 (Sampaloc)
Brgy. 628 Zone 63 (Sta. Mesa)
Brgy. 675 Zone 74 (Paco)
Brgy. 847 Zone 92 (Pandacan)

Manila Health Department (MHD) data shows that Barangay 185 has 11 active cases, Barangays 374, 628, and 847 have 10 active cases each, Barangay 521 with 12 active cases, while Barangay 675 has 22 active cases.

With this, the MHD recommended to declare the said barangays as “critical zones” where Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) guidelines shall be observed during the lockdown period.

Domagoso said residents of these barangays shall be strictly confined to their residences and are prohibited from going outside their homes.

Exempted from the lockdowns are the following essential workers:

– healthcare workers
– police and military personnel
– government employees
– service workers (pharmacies, drug stores and death care service)
– barangay officials
– media practitioners accredited by the PCOO
– and members of the Inter-Agency Task Force

Manila ramps up security, health measures amid rising COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   March 8, 2021

Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso during a directional meeting with concerned agencies

MANILA, Philippines –  The local government of Manila has ordered its enforcement units to step up all health and security measures amid increasing cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippine capital, the city government said.

In a directional meeting on Monday morning, Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso directed the Manila Police District (MPD) to intensify police presence in the streets, barangays and major thoroughfares to strictly enforce minimum health protocols.

“Lalo nating higpitan ang pagpapatupad ng minimum health protocols sa lahat ng kalsada at barangay sa Maynila, upang matigil ang tumataas na bilang ng kaso ng COVID-19 sa lungsod,” Mayor Isko said.

He, however, reminded the police to remain courteous to the public.

Domagoso also authorized the Manila Barangay Bureau (MBB) to implement barangay-level lockdowns should COVID-19 cases rise in communities.

“Kapag tuloy-tuloy na lumobo ang kaso ng COVID-19 sa alinmang barangay, automatic mong i-lockdown. Coordinate with the MPD and (MPD chief) General (Leo) Francisco for the security plan,” Domagoso said in his directive addressed to MBB chief Romy Bagay.

Mayor Isko also ordered the redeployment of hundreds of COVID-19 safety marshals in the city, and directed the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) to augment the security personnel of the MPD.

“Muling pagalain mo ang mga COVID-19 Safety Marshals natin. Magsaway sila ng mga pasaway sa kalsada. Tuloy-tuloy tayo, walang patid, lalo na sa susunod na dalawang linggo,” he said.

The Manila mayor also instructed concerned local agencies to prepare food boxes to be distributed to more than 700,000 families in the city as part of the local government’s COVID-19 Food Security Program.

Manila City has so far recorded about 825 active cases, with 27,447 total recoveries and 813 fatalities.

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