Proud kalye boy! Isko Moreno: I still play tong-its, cara y cruz


Isko Moreno hasn’t turned his back on his roots as a former resident of the slums even if he’s now Manila’s mayor.

Moreno told GMA News broadcaster Jessica Soho that he still plays tong-its and cara y cruz, two games of chance that are popular on the streets.

The mayor shared the trivia when he asked Soho on an episode of “Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho” to decipher the meaning of the phrase, “Lasma sa Gidli Bandang Wakali.”

The phrase meant, “Malas sa Gilid Bandang Kaliwa.” It is used by those who play tong-its.

“Hanggang ngayon. I still play cara y cruz. Alam mo saan? Sa patay,” Moreno told Soho.

When Soho asked if the mayor was a regular visitor to wakes, he said: “Doon ako na-discover na artista ng GMA .”

Moreno used to be an actor before entering politics.