Isko to leaders: Watch what you say in public

Government officials should be careful in making pronouncements to the public as it may be considered policy, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso said in unsolicited advice to them Wednesday.

Domagoso also praised President Rodrigo Duterte for being “emotionally authentic and relatable to the public.”

In an interview with Richard Heydarian on the GMA TV program FYI, Domagoso said a leader’s subordinates are likely to consider their leader’s verbal pronouncements as part of their tasks.

“As a general rule, you really have to be careful especially on a particular position because it’s going to be a policy without [you] even writing it,” the Manila chief executive said.

The mayor also observed that a lot of subordinates down the line will always use and utilize words coming from the mouth of the leader, who “might be sending the wrong signal.”

Domagoso also said public officials should be authentic and relevant to the public.

“If there’s one good thing about President Duterte, he admits, expresses his feelings towards the situation,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the Manila North Cemetery administration has buried about 200 skulls and bones found scattered inside the gravesite, the local government of Manila reported Wednesday.

In a statement, the local government said the mass graving on Tuesday was done after Manila Health Department chief Dr. Arnold Pangan, through a memorandum, said they can no longer trace the owners of the collected skulls and bones. With PNA

“The skulls and bones were found scattered and dumped everywhere, on top of the apartments, roofs, and sides of the houses in the cemetery,” MNC director Yayay Castañeda said.

Castañeda added that the previous MNC administration gave no explanation as to why the skulls and bones were scattered.

Rev. Fr. Artemio Fabros of parish priest San Jose de Manggagawa de Manuguit led the blessing and mass entombment of the collected parts of human skeletons.

“This is a way to give respect and dignity to our departed loved ones,” Castañeda said. With PNA

Topics: Francisco “Isko” Domagoso , Rodrigo Duterte , Richard Heydarian , Yayay Castañeda
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