On Wednesday, Manila mayor Isko Moreno expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte and called him his “inspiration.”
In a statement, the Manila mayor said that he took inspiration on the projects of Duterte for decades in Davao when he was still the city’s mayor.
“Thank you for the kind words, Mr. President, but to be really honest, isa po kayo sa mga naging inspirasyon ko sa kung ano mang klase ng liderato na meron kami,” Moreno noted.
“Kapag nasa Davao City po ako, takot na takot po akong manigarilyo dahil alam ko pong huhulihin ako,” he added.
Moreno also noted that the performance of local governments is a “reflection” of the kind of leadership the President has.
“I think kung ano man ang nakikita nating pagpupursige ng mga alkalde sa buong Pilipinas, hindi lang po ako, ay reflection lamang ng klase ng liderato at Pangulo na meron tayo,” he said.
“So we owe it to you, Mr. President, for inspiring us and for becoming a good example to all of us,” Moreno ended.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday expressed his admiration to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno for his effort of rewiring and restoring the capital city of the Philippines.
During his speech after the oath-taking of the Malacañang Press Corps, Malacañang Cameramen Association, and Presidential Photojournalists Association, the Chief Executive lauded the Mayor saying that he is better than him.
“Bilib ako sa kanya kaya nanonood ako kung nagsasalita siya,” Duterte said.
“Mas mahusay siya kaysa akin, sa totoo lang. Oo, may nakita ako na mas mahusay ang resolve niya kaysa akin. Plus two ako sa kanya,” he added.