Manila Mayor Isko Moreno told to members of the Senate Committee on Local Government that there should be a basic law to penalize the village officials and cops for not doing their duty to stop the proliferation of illegal stalls, establishments under their jurisdiction.
Moreno said that the cause of the problem in his city is because even the lowest public officials are accepting bribes from illegal vendors.
“Una muna yung CAFGU yung mga sibiliyan na mukhang pulis… yung mga sibiliyan na yan ay may baril tapos mag o-organize, kakausapin si chairman, pag ka kausap kay chairman susunod nyan ay police, susunod nyan commander, susunod nyan ahensiya ng government tapos ang susunod ay si Eddie na saka si Patty,” he said.
“So my point is Mr. Chair ay dapat magkaroon po ng basic law na kapag mayroong ganon dapat automatic administratively liable yung Barangay chairman, yung lespu, because if you’re just going to order them, what will happen next is cat and mouse, to-tolonggesin ka lang ng mga tao sa kalye,” he stressed.
“Kaya di niyo napansin na hindi ako natutulog dahil alam ko na to-tolongessing lang ako eh, alam ko na pagkatulog ko eh ilalatag na ulit nila yan,” he added.
As an example, the Bonifacio monument, he said that even if the park is only meters away from the City Hall, but still the previous government failed to clean it properly.
Citing that if there is a basic law, there is a chance to avoid the proliferation of illegal vendors, structures in the country.
“It’s a high time to create a law na kung mayroon na nakalagay [na illegal vendor] at na picturan, o bukas ay suspendido na si chairman,” he said.