“Talakayan sa Manila Hotel”, a weekly round-table in-depth discussion on hot issues facing the country was inaugurated on September 18 with Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno as the inaugural guest.
Two former senators Sonny Alvarez and Joey Lina served as the co-hosts and resident “Talakayan” discussants, while the third discussant became the newsmaker of the week, whether from government or the private sector.
In “Talakayan” Mayor Moreno first announced the mobilization of youth leadership in the United Nations observance of Climate Strike, International Peace Day and World Clean-up. The city of Manila was modelled as highlighted Kick-off event for Global Climate Strike participation of the Philippines from September 20 to 27. The country joined the global appeal to push the fulfilment of the Paris Accord not to breach 1.5º Celsius for the survival of archipelagic and small island states. The event is linked to initiatives on Peace and Order as well as clean-up plan of 800 barangays in Manila.