By Erma Edera
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso has ordered all politicians’ names, including his name, removed from all primary and secondary schools in Manila to distance public education from traditional politicking.
“Huwag natin pulitikahin ang ating mga paaralan. Let’s leave politics to politicians, and our educational institutions to academicians,” Domagoso told members of the City School Board in a press conference on Tuesday morning.
“Walang epal sa pader ng eskwelahan. Walang epal sa mga basketball court, gymnasium na pinagawa ng mga pulitiko sa loob ng eskwelahan. Bawal ang epal. Tigilan na natin ‘yan,” he added.
Domagoso stressed that even his name should be removed from city schools.
“Pinatatanggal ko lahat ng pangalan, ultimo ang pangalan ko at pangalan ng mga pulitiko, na nakapintura o nakakabit sa mga eskwelahan,” he told the reporters.
“Lahat ng mga naglalagay na pulitiko ng kanilang mga pangalan as if you are immortalizing yourself or as if it is your money, that is not your money. Pera yan ng taumbayan,” he said.