Isko Moreno asked this Senator to be his Vice President
The campaign manager of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno revealed that this Senator was his first choice to be his running mate in the 2022 elections.
After several months of speculations, the camp of the former actor finally announced that he will be running for the highest position in the Philippine government. Prior to his official announcement, Moreno’s camp released a political ad that received praises from political analysts.
Manila Public Information Office chief Julius Leonen has also confirmed that his running mate will be online personality and physician Doctor Willie Ong who ran for Senator last 2019 but unfortunately, he did not win.
On the other hand, based on the report from Inquirer, the much-loved doctor was not the first choice of Isko Moreno for his Vice President. Lito Banayo, the campaign manager of the Manila Mayor said in an interview on Wednesday that it was Senator Grace Poe who first received an offer from Moreno to be his running mate.
“Hindi naman namin tinatago na talagang first choice namin si Grace. We tried very hard. Several meetings, even Zoom meetings with her when she was out of the country,” the campaign manager said.
However, Banayo said that the Senator did not agree with the partnership. “She couldn’t, she did not agree, principally because I guess one, the personal relationship between her family and Senate President Tito Sotto that weighed on her decision,” he said.
To recall, Senate President Tito Sotto will be running for Vice President as the running mate of Senator Ping Lacson. They have already announced their candidacy last September.
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