MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno has called on every city worker and resident to get rid of excess emotional baggage such as envy and pride so that they will become productive citizens of the city.
Speaking before city hall officials and employees, Moreno said: “Iwasan natin ang inggit. Excess baggage lang ‘yan. Let us just be happy if someone improves. Nakamamatay ang inggit. Pag may hate ka sa katawan, it does not give good results.”
He urged Manileños to love and respect one another and be happy if someone improves and be happy with what they have, saying being happy will lead to being productive.
The mayor also called on the public to lead the way towards the country’s progress.
“Burahin natin ang pag-iiisip na espesyal tayo dahil taga-Maynila tayo. Alisin natin ang yabang. Instead, let us practice humility and inspire other people,” he said.
As Manilaños, Moreno said those working and living in the city should show unity and cooperation which other cities and municipalities could emulate.