Isko Moreno receives support from Ralph Recto and Vilma Santos
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto and his wife House Deputy Speaker Vilma-Santos Recto expressed their support for the presidential candidacy of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
On Wednesday, September 22, the Mayor who is fondly called Yorme, announced that he will be running for President in 2022. His running mate will be Dr. Willie Ong who previously ran for Senator last national elections.
However, the campaign manager of Moreno revealed that the physician was not his first choice for Vice President. It was revealed that the Mayor had several conversations with Senator Grace Poe but she refused to be his partner in the 2022 elections.
This announcement of the Manila Mayor garnered various reactions from people from different walks of life. In line with this decision of Isko Moreno for his political career next year, Ralph Recto and Vilma Santos rallied behind him. Based on the article in Manila Bulletin, the Senator said during an interview that they will be campaigning for the Manila Mayor. “Yes, we will support Mayor Isko and Dr. Willy Ong,” he said.
Rector also said that political leaders in Batangas will also support the bid of Yorme for the presidency. He added that they will formally make an announcement regarding this matter after the official announcement of the Manila Mayor.
Prior to Isko Moreno, Senator Ping Lacson has already announced his presidential candidacy with Senate President Tito Sotto as his running mate. Senator Manny Pacquiao also announced that he will be running for President and it is being rumored that his Vice President will be Raffy Tulfo.
On the other hand, the PDP-Laban faction of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi announced that they are pushing the candidacy of Senator Bong Go and President Rodrigo Duterte for the position of President and Vice President, respectively.
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