Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday ordered to halt operations of vendors in Ylaya Street in Divisoria for failing to keep sanitation in the during a surprise inspection. 

Various plastic wastes and vegetable scraps from vendors greeted Moreno, causing him to prohibit them from selling goods.

Piled up trash in Ylaya Street in Divisoria on November 11, 2019 | Image source: Manila Public Information

“Hindi ba kayo nahihiya dyan o talagang baboy din kayo sa bahay? Kailangan ko pa kayo sorpresahin? Pinaghahanapbuhay ko na nga kayo eh,” he told vendors.

“Twenty-four hours wala na ang Ylaya. ‘Di ba pinapayagan natin sila sa gabi para makapagtinda sila? Kung ganyan lang din naman ang iiwan sa’tin araw-araw, tigil na silang lahat,” Moreno said, talking to policemen. 

Earlier, he asked vendors to move to the sidewalk streets of Ylaya, Zamora, Carmen Planas, Sto. Cristo, and Jaboneros, to vacate Recto Avenue and Juan Luna Street in Divisoria.Moreno remains firm with the policies he imposed since he assumed office and vendors will also be able to return to Divisoria streets once they comply with the measures. 

Also, he reminded vendors not to bribe barangay officials or anyone, as the local government designated its own workforce responsible for collections that go directly to the funds of the city government. 

Since taking the metro’s highest post, Moreno has been in efforts to clean up the city and clear roads congested with vendors and unauthorized structures.


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