Press Release
October 13, 2013

Jinggoy confident of Manila's turnabout under Mayor Erap

Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada expressed confidence today that his father, former President and now Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada will deliver a complete turnabout of the country's capital from a decaying city into a progressive, dynamic metropolis.

This developed as Mayor Estrada recently marked his first 100 days in office since his inauguration on June 30, 2013.

Sen. Estrada cited that in just a short time, Manileños have witnessed how serious his father is in rebuilding and restoring the glory of Manila amid problems of bankruptcy, high criminality rate, massive flooding, demoralized employees, unsettled debts, soaring unemployment rate, among many others.

"Sa unang araw niya bilang mayor, ipinakita niya na talagang lilinisin niya ang Maynila. Nagwalis pa siya sa Quiapo. Nakikita mo, siya mismo ang nagta-traffic sa gitna ng kalsada. Pumunta rin siya kamakailan sa Japan upang hingin ang kanilang tulong sa pagsasaayos at paglilinis ng drainage system ng lungsod," Jinggoy said as he joined his father last Thursday in his 100th Day Report held in Manila Hotel.

In his report, Mayor Estrada related his administration's efforts in transforming the City of Manila into a premier city, including institution of order through effective law enforcement, regulation of mass transportation, and launch of public-private partnerships in various projects.

Jinggoy said that the people could expect more reforms and positive changes throughout the city during his father's mayorship. Moreover, the lawmaker called on to the people of Manila to support the programs of their government and to do their share by following the laws and regulations.

"Hindi po magtatagumpay si Mayor Erap sa pagbabagong-bihis ng Maynila kung hindi makikiisa ang mga mamamayan nito. Kaya naman para maging posible at mas mabilis ang pagbangon ng ating kabiserang lungsod, nawa ay makibahagi ang lahat sa pagsasaayos at pagpapaganda ng Maynila," Jinggoy asserted.

The younger Estrada also noted that if Mayor Erap succeeded in turning then municipality of San Juan into a highly urbanized city, there is no reason why he cannot accomplish the same in Manila. Erap served as mayor of San Juan for 17 years.

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