MAYOR Isko Moreno thanked the people of Manila for having given him a partner in governance in the person of Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, whose expertise as a doctor he cited helped him a lot to come up with policies that effectively aid in the city’s fight against the coronavirus.
Moreno made the pronouncement as he and Lacuna led the formal opening to the public of the new ‘Hidden Garden’ located a few meters away from the Manila City Hall and which will serve as another promenade for those in search of an open air, green space.
In expressing gratitude to the city residents for putting Lacuna by his side as his partner in running the local government, Moreno said: “Lagi, napakalaki ng kanyang partisipasyon sa kinakaharap na pandemya and I am lucky and thankful to the people of Manila for giving me a partner, particularly isa po siyang doktora na nagagabayan ang punong ehekutibo ng mga polisiya na makatutulong kundi man masugpo ay mapanatiling mababa ang impeksyon ng COVID sa lungsod.”
Moreno also thanked city engineer Armand Andres, city electrician Randy Sadac and department of public services chief Kenneth Amurao for their help in making the ‘Hidden Garden’ happen.
The area boasts of about a hectare of horizontal and vertical gardens which Moreno said aims to make the city residents experience fresh air.
The site of the said garden, the mayor said, used to be a vacant area where junk vehicles, heaps of trash and fallen trees, among others, were found. It can be seen by motorists utilizing the overpasses either going to the Chinatown or Sta. Cruz areas.
Moreno said the new garden which could be visited for free aims to lure the public into going to open air places instead of enclosed ones, for them to be safer against COVID-19.