Last Sunday, August 15, the Manila Public Information Office Facebook page, which is the City of Manila’s official account, confirmed that Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and that the former actor turned public servant was on his way for treatment at the Sta. Ana hospital.
In his official statement online, Isko also assured his constituents that their operations will continue despite him being diagnosed as a COVID-19 positive patient. “Nakararamdam ako ng kaunting ubo, kaunting sipon. Masakit ang aking katawan ngayon Kapit lang. Tuloy ang buhay. Tuloy pa rin ang gobyerno sa Maynila. Umasa tayo, magtiwala tayo sa Diyos, makararaos din tayo,” he wrote.