'Peace na kami': Remulla, Moreno reconcile after cash aid issue


Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 24)
 – Two local officials reconciled over remarks related to cash aid distribution in a Cavite town.

"Wala kaming away ni Yorme. Peace na kami so let’s move on," Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said in a tweet after he hit back at Manila Mayor Isko Moreno in a Facebook post on Friday.

[Translation: There is no bad blood between me and Yorme (Moreno's nickname). We have patched things up, so let's move on.]

Early this week, Moreno expressed displeasure when asked by a reporter during a briefing about former informal settlers in Manila who moved to Naic town under a government housing program. They reportedly have yet to receive cash aid for families affected by strict restrictions on March 29 to April 11. He said those who only provide assistance to voters are an example of a "trapo" (traditional politician).

"Next time magparehistro na sila dun sa bayan na yun...pero hindi para iboto ang loko-loko na 'yon," he added, referring to Naic Mayor Jun Dualan.

[Translation: Next time, register as voters in that town, but not to vote for that fool.]

Moreno's remarks did not sit well with Remulla. The governor explained that the cash aid for Cavite was insufficient and that the 1,092 families who relocated to Naic were not part of the 2015 census that was the basis to determine beneficiaries.

"Yorme, alam ng lahat ang ambisyon mong maging Pangulo. Wala namang isyu 'don. Libre mangarap ang kahit sino. Pero sana ay huwag mong tapakan ang iba para lamang umangat ka. Hindi ka pa nga Pangulo ay ang yabang mo na," he said in a Facebook post.

[Translation: Yorme, we all know your ambitions to be president. That is not an issue. Anyone is free to dream. But please don't step on others to get ahead. You are not even a president yet, but you are already arrogant.]

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