By Jodi Bustos
Eagle News Service
Keep the toilets clean.
This was the recommendation of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to the stall homeowners in the newly renovated Quinta market in Quiapo, saying that typically, the metropolis won’t be able to “bring back its old beauty and glory if the residents are irresponsible and lack genuine concern.”
“In Metro Manila, (it’s) solely right here in Manila (the place the) toilets in public markets are airconditioned. Hindi kamukha n’ung araw, pupunta kayo sa rest room, malayo pa ay naaamoy niyo na,” Estrada mentioned.
The mayor mentioned he considered making the toilets air-conditioned due to his late mom.
He reminisced how his mom, Dona Mary Ejercito, scolded him for leaving their rest room soiled.
“ She’d tell me that cleanliness starts in the toilet,” he went on to say, noting the disciplined distributors in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.
“Ang kailangan nalang natin ay yung upkeep. Dito tayo mahina, e. Sa umpisa lang tayo magagaling, pagkatapos ay napapabayaan lang natin,” Estrada mentioned.
The and renovated toilets are a part of the P150-million renovation of the public market in Quiapo.
The rehabilitation additionally contains the building of a close-by fish port, and later a ferry terminal close by.