When he assumes office, Manila City Mayor-elect Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso will launch an investigation into the alleged “secret dumpsite” and unlicensed piggery that were reportedly discovered at the Baseco Compound.
This was after the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission announced earlier in the week it will file charges against outgoing Mayor Joseph Estrada over the dumpsite that continues to pollute the 25-kilometer long river.
The existence of this dumpsite, Domagoso stressed in a statement, “clearly obstructs the national government’s efforts to rehabilitate the polluted waterway.”
“Once Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and I formally assume office in July, we will immediately conduct a probe into this garbage-filled land and hold erring officials accountable,” Domagoso said.
“When the investigation concludes, we will file necessary charges. This will serve as a stern warning to erring barangay and city officials,” the mayor-elect said.
Domagoso also assured Manileños that his administration will actively cooperate with the PRRC and other concerned government agencies in rehabilitating the polluted Pasig River.
“We are ready to assist the national government in cleaning up the river not only to restore its water quality but also to improve urban life,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, the Manila mayor-elect called on Manileños to participate in the new administration’s primary policy to clean-up the city’s alleys, streets and waterways.
“We as Manileños should participate in the local government’s efforts in our own little way. Our plans and dreams to create a cleaner and healthier Manila can be made possible if we unite and work hand in hand,” Domagoso said.
During the recent local elections, Domagoso ran a platform-based campaign that recognized the city’s worsening garbage situation.
Cleaning up Manila, he said, will be his number one priority in leading the nation’s capital.