Vendors will no longer be allowed to set up stalls along Ylaya Street in Divisoria due to their negligence in managing their waste.

During a surprise inspection along Ylaya Street this morning, Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso confronted vendors and police officers after he found the street to be littered with garbage.

“Hindi ba kayo nahihiya dyan o talagang baboy din kayo sa bahay? Kailangan ko pa kayo sorpresahin? Pinaghahanapbuhay ko na nga kayo eh,” Domagoso told vendors.

“Wala, walang kusa,” he lamented. “Kung ganyan lang din naman ang iiwan sa’tin araw-araw, tigil na silang lahat.”

In his speech before Manila City Hall employees during the flag-raising ceremony following the inspection, Domagoso slammed their blatant acts of leaving their garbage unattended.

“Malulugmok talaga kayo. Binababoy nila eh. Hindi ko maintindihan, sa totoo lang. Binigyan mo ng hanapbuhay, nilingon mo. Inalis mo ang mga nang-aabuso sa kanila. Wala pa rin,” Domagoso said.

The Mayor was referring to illegal organizers who were extorting vendors during the past administration.

He also disclosed during the flag-raising ceremony that illegal vendors have again attempted to extort vendors for the upcoming Christmas season.

“Sa mga nanonood na organizer, isoli niyo na yung perang inadvance ninyo sa vendor. Dahil kayo nagpapaputok, binalihan ninyo ang mga vendor: ‘Uy, pasko na! babalik na tayo sa Recto!” he bared.

“Manigas kayo! Mga abusado kayo. Mapanlinlang! Ang kaya niyong linlangin, mga maliliit na tao. Matiyempuhan ko lang kayo. Iba na. Maniwala kayo sa akin. Talagang hindi pala kayo makuha sa diplomasya,” the Mayor said.

“Bumalik na kayo sa dati ninyong bayan! Doon, paglagpas ng Sta. Mesa. Huwag kayo magbibigay (sa akin). Hindi kayo mababalik dyan. Dahil iyan, para sa pangkalahatang taga-Lungsod ng Maynila lamang!” he stressed.

Failure to maintain cleanliness and orderliness is a clear violation of the ‘Tapat Ko, Linis Ko’ ordinance recently signed by the Mayor.

Section 4 of Ordinance No. 8572 prohibits citizens from “leaving trash and other refuse in the gutter, sidewalks, streets, alleyway and roads.”