MANILA - Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno slammed Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista for questioning the city’s truck ban.
"I respect the sentiments of the Quezon City Mayor but parochial as it may seem, we are only after the welfare of the millions of Manilenos who have for years suffered because of the tremendous traffic congestion that these trucks bring,” read a statement from Moreno on his official Facebook page.
He said Bautista should put himself in the shoes of Manila residents in order to understand the situation.
"Kung gusto nila, ilipat natin ang Pier sa Quezon City para maranasan nila.”
Bautista had slammed as “parochial” the idea of the truck ban. He said it may affect the rest of Metro Manila.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) called on officials from different cities on Tuesday to discuss the truck ban. Moreno did not show up.
Moreno said Bautista could be siding with truck and bus operators.
"The good Mayor should stop lawyering for truck and bus operators and should instead lawyer for the people that elected them to office. We owe it to them," he said.
He added Bautista should just focus on Quezon City’s problems.