Manila Mayor Isko Moreno told the government employees of the City Government of Manila to smile while they were doing their work.
Mayor Isko said to the employees on the daily flag-raising ceremony at the Bonifacio Monument to admit that they are going to face difficulties in life, however, he believes that the problems can help to make them stronger.
Mayor Isko said,
“Smile! Life is complicated by itself. Don’t make it more complicated, hayaan mo na yang wagas makialam sa iyo sa Facebook, kung makapag comment siya sayo wagas, hayaan mo na yun, ang importante ikaw ay may pangraos sa Pamilya mo, ikaw ay bahagi ng pagsasa ayos.”
He also said,
“Ang ampalaya, maganda sa diabetes, pero sa buhay hindi yan maganda wag niyong papaitin ang inyong maasim na mukha, be pleasant, sometimes we feel bad to our health, sometimes we feel bad about our failures, pero alam mo sa buhay talagang maraming pagsubok, pero ang pag subok na ating kinakaharap ang nagpapatibay ng ating kalooban.”
He also stated that there are a lot of stories in Metro Manila and they just need to listen to these stories for them to realize that they are still fortunate in spite of the difficulties and hardships that they were facing in life.
Moreno already encouraged the public employees to always smile while they were doing their job before.
Mayor Isko were asking the health workers that they should just retire from their work if they can’t able to give a smile while they were in front of their patients a few weeks ago.
The Manila Mayor said,
“Makikisuyo naman. Frontline kayo ng gobyerno in delivering services, in this case, health services. Kung hindi na kayo masaya sa trabaho ‘nyo dahil kayo’y masungit na kinakaharap yung mga may sakit, kaya kayo’y nagsusungit dahil pagod na kayo, kaya kayo’y nagsusungit dahil ‘di na kayo masaya sa ginagawa ‘nyo, pwede naman kayong magpaalam.”
“Totoong nakakapagod, jusko nakakapagod…pero pinasok natin ito. This is public service eh. Ano ba naman ang kaunting ngiti?”