Incoming Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Monday paid a courtesy call on outgoing Mayor Joseph Estrada at the latter’s office at the Manila City Hall.
In a statement, Domagoso said he paid the courtesy call as he was willing to work with the outgoing mayor to fulfill his mandate to uplift the nation’s capital from further deterioration.
The Mayor-elect also personally handed Estrada a letter to formally request the turnover of important documents such as contracts, loan agreements, inventory and audit reports, among others.
“No matter what color or political affiliation, we have to arrest the city’s freefall. We must humble ourselves not only for us but also for all Manilans,” Domagoso said.
Before meeting with Estrada, Domagoso also took the time to meet with former Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim to ask for his insights in leading the city, particularly on the aspect of ensuring peace and order.
During the heated local elections, Domagoso ran on a platform-based campaign centered on cleaning up the nation’s capital.
As a former trash picker, Domagoso vowed to all Manileños that his administration will clean Manila’s streets, alleys and waterways.
Domagoso, together with reelected Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and the incoming City Councilors, are set to take their oath as Manila’s new leaders on June 30.
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