FRANCISCO Domagoso, also known as Isko Moreno, and Vico Sotto yesterday took their oath of office as the elected mayors of Manila and Pasig cities.
Moreno, along with reelected Vice Mayor Ma. Shiela ‘Honey’ Lacuna-Pangan and the councilors who won in the recently-concluded elections also took their oath of office.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin administered the oath of office of Moreno, with his family by his side, led by his wife Diana Lynn Ditan Domagoso, mother Rosario or ‘Nanay Chayong’ and children Vincent Patrick, Frances Diane, Joaquín André, Franco Dylan and Drake Marcus.
In his speech, Moreno made special mention of his father Joaquin and his friends at the Pier area who were always supporting his political endeavors.
Moreno vowed to serve Manileños with utmost honesty, honor and transparency. He assured them that there will be no more “kotong” and he will apply the “one strike policy” against erring city officials.
The new mayor also said he will put order in the streets, telling vendors that they can still vend but should not turn the streets into a mess because the rule of law must prevail.
“Ipapatupad po natin ang batas trapiko. Ang no unloading zones ay hindi parking areas. Pwede pumasada, huwag lang bumalandra. Walang cutting trip, or else cut din ang iyong prangkisa. We will protect the interest of the riding public,” said Moreno.
He again called on barangay chairmen to put order in their respective areas and change for good.
In Pasig City, elected Mayor Vico Sotto took his oath before Commission on Audit chairperson Michael Aguinaldo at the Pasig City Sports Center filled with Sotto’s family, allies, and supporters. His running mate, Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo, was also sworn into office.
Like Moreno, Sotto vowed to fight corruption and end partisanship in the city.
Meanwhile, the father-and-son tandem in San Juan City, elected Mayor Francis and elected Congressman Ronny Zamora also took their oath of office yesterday noon.
The Zamoras took their oath before Senator Panfilo Lacson at the Filoil Flying V Arena witnessed by their family, city officials, guests and supporters.
Zamora said San Juanenos will have a government they can trust.
With Arlene Rivera