Mayor Isko Moreno Surprises Longtime Janitor In Manila City Hall With New House And Smartphone

As an appreciation of his service to the city’ for the last 33 years, one employee who is working in the Manila City hall received a wonderful surprise from “Yorme” Isko Moreno.

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The longtime employee of City General Services Office, Tatay Melchor Duka, 61, was called during their flag ceremony at the Manila City Hall last January 20, to come up on stage and was told about the reward that the kind-hearted Mayor prepared for him for his more than 3 decades of public service.




“Today is a perfect day to tell you that no one could do a better job than the job you do.”

Photos taken during that day were shared on the official Facebook page of the Manila City mayor, “Isko Moreno Domagoso” last January 21.

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It can be seen that Mayor Isko Moreno together with the City’s Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna gifted Tatay Melchor with a smartphone and the key to his new house that was built under the city’s housing program.

“Siya po si Melchor, empleyado ng ating City General Services Office. 33 taon na po siyang nagtatrabaho sa City Hall”

Yorme said in the post.

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Tatay Melchor’s home is located in Cavite, that’s why he chose to sleep in the city hall every weekday and only returns to his home during Saturdays to spend time with his family.




“Bilang pagkilala sa kanyang inialay na serbisyo sa lungsod, ginawaran natin siya hindi lang ng smartphone pati na rin pabahay para sa kanyang pamilya. Mabuhay po kayo!”

He added.

The mobile phone that Tatay Melchor received was from the Administrative Order No. 29 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. This order aims to provide financial support to job order and contract of service workers.

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Aside from this, Mayor Isko also welcomed the Administrative Order No. 20 signed by the president last January 10, which also grants a maximum of P3,000 as a one-time gratuity pay for job order and contract of service workers in the government. Based on their records, the mayor approved a bonus of P2,000 each for almost 4,000 job order employees in his city.




Here are some of the reactions of the netizens on the Facebook post:

“Snappy salute to you my mayor! Am a proud Manilenya! You and Vice-Mayor Honey Lacuna spearheaded good leadership , may your tribe increase.”

“Yung ngiti ni Tatay, di matatawaran. Napakasarap sa pakiramdam makabasa ng ganitong post. Saludo kami kay Tatay lalo na sayo Yorme! Iba ka talaga!”

“Wow… Ganun sana kung dpa kay yorme hindi kapa magkskabahay… Mabuti na aappreciate ni yorme un hirap at pagod mo sa loob ng 33 yrs na paglilingkod sa city hall of manila”

“Wow! Lahat ng employees in any position appreciated!”

“Iba talaga si yorme! Salute you sir! Di po ako taga Manila pero idol ko talaga si yorme since day 1 nya bilang yorme.”