‘SPARE all educational and health institutions from politics. Don’t love yourself too much and don’t immortalize yourself while you’res still alive.’
This was the appeal made yesterday by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to all politicians who are into the habit of posting their tarpaulins, posters and other materials meant to propagate themselves using schools and hospitals for the purpose.
Moreno requested the new city schools superintendent to ask authorities running all public elementary and high schools in the city not to allow their schools and properties to be used by politicians, noting that some have even gone to the extent of using welded materials for their propaganda.
‘Huwag natin pulitikahin ang ating mga paaralan. Let’s leave politics to politicians, and our educational institutions to academicians. Walang epal sa pader ng eskwelahan. Walang epal sa mga basketball court, gymnasium na pinagawa ng mga pulitiko sa loob ng eskwelahan. Bawal ang epal. Tigilan na natin ‘yan,’ he stressed.
Moreno said he will not be exempt from such appeal for prohibition as he called on those who merely want to please him to stop plastering his face all over.
‘Pinatatanggal ko lahat ng pangalan, ultimo ang pangalan ko, na nakapintura o nakakabit sa mga eskwelahan,’ he added.
Moreno issued the same appeal to all the directors of the city-run hospitals, saying what the patients need to get from hospitals is efficient health care and not the names or propaganda materials of politicians.
Meanwhile, Moreno announced plans to have solar panels and rainwater collectors installed in rooftops of public elementary and high schools in the city citing the need to tap renewable sources of water and energy.
He also assured that malnutrition among poor students will be addressed as his ‘Nutribun’ program will definitely push through.