Mayor Isko asks US embassy to make Manila flood-free

Mayor Isko asks US embassy to make Manila flood-free

Manila Mayor Isko already met a few weeks back with US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, wherein the latter called the former a “total rockstar.”

In an interview with reports, Moreno said he formally asked the help if the US embassy in maing the nation’s capital flood free.

In his courtesy meeting with the Kim, he was asked how they could extend assistance to the city government.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno
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“Once and for all, I'm asking you to please study Manila geographically with regard to flooding problem of the City of Manila so that once and for all magkaroon ng (there would be a) drainage plan… catch basin, everything that will address Manila flooding,” the mayor said.

Moreno said the Philippines experience rain eight out of 12 months so flooding is a main concern.

“It’s going to be a perennial problem,” he said.

Moreno explained that flooding in Manila usually subsides after the rain but he’s still not satisfied with that. The local chief executive, said he is keen on taking any solution that would address flooding in Manila even if it takes as long as 20 years.

Classes are usually suspended when there is continuous rain in the city, as most of the schools and universities are located in the flood prone areas.

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