MANILA Manila Mayor Isko Moreno presented to the media an alleged cohort of Sampaloc barangay chairwoman Guia Castro and asked the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to cancel her passport.
Moreno said it is highly questionable how Castro was able to leave the country when she has three warrants of arrest — two were issued by Quezon City Regional Court Branches 43 and 42 on June 6, 2011 and March 14, 2003 both for violation of the bouncing checks law and the other one issued by RTC Branch 24 on March 1, 2002 for violaton of Sections 15 and 16, involving use and cultivation of illegal drugs or sources as provided for under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
Moreno presented a drug pusher who was arrested by the operatives of Manila Police District-Station 4 under Commander Col. Roberto Domingo.
The suspect’s name was withheld pending an investigation.
The mayor expressed dismay that Manila was dragged into the alleged operations of Castro and warned those involved in illegal drug operations. “Kung nasanay kayo nung araw na natutulog ang mayor, huling abiso ko na ‘to sa inyo...’wag kayo dito sa Maynila magtimpla o magbenta ng droga.. we do not want you destroying the lives of people specially here in Manila. We will be harsh. I hope you know how to read between the lines.”
Meanwhile, Moreno signed City Ordinance 8570 providing a free cake for all senior citizens on their birthday.
Vice Mayor and Council Presiding Officer Honey Lacuna, majority floorleader Joel Chua, Secretary to the Mayor Bernie Ang and Councilor Letlet Zarcal witnessed the signing of the ordinance, which will cover residents of Manila aged 60 and older.
Lacuna said the cake will be worth P800 and cannot be converted to cash. She said the concept of cake giving is to make the family of the senior citizen to celebrate together. The ordinance takes effect next year.