Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso wants all politicians’ names, including his, removed from all public primary and secondary schools in the City of Manila.
Domagoso put forward his policy before the City School Board during a meeting at the Manila City Hall on Tuesday, July 9.
The move marks his advocacy to distance public education from traditional politicking.
“Huwag natin pulitikahin ang ating mga paaralan. Let’s leave politics to politicians, and our educational institutions to academicians,” Domagoso told members of the City School Board.
“Walang epal sa pader ng eskwelahan. Walang epal sa mga basketball court, gymnasium na pinagawa ng mga pulitiko sa loob ng eskwelahan. Bawal ang epal. Tigilan na natin ‘yan,” he added.
In a press conference after the meeting, Domagoso stressed that even his name should be removed from city schools.
“Pinatatanggal ko lahat ng pangalan, ultimo ang pangalan ko at pangalan ng mga pulitiko, na nakapintura o nakakabit sa mga eskwelahan,” the new Manila Mayor told reporters.
“Lahat ng mga naglalagay na pulitiko ng kanilang mga pangalan as if you are immortalizing yourself or as if it is your money, that is not your money. Pera yan ng taumbayan,” he stressed.
(Photos by Christian Turingan/MPIO)