Mayor Isko Moreno Speaks on “Yellowtards” Tag to VP Robredo’s Supporters
ISKO MORENO – The Manila City Mayor said he does not regret calling the supporters of Vice Pres. Leni Robredo “yellowtards”.
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said a total of 97 candidacies for president in the Election 2022 has been filed during the period set for the filing of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC). The poll body will screen the candidates to determine if there are nuisance candidates or those who have no intention to run for public office.
Some of the presidential aspirants are incumbent government officials. One of them is Manila Mayor Isko Moreno who is the standard bearer of Aksyon Demokratiko. However, previously, the capital city’s Mayor was criticized when his statement about the supporters of fellow presidential aspirant and Vice President Leni Robredo calling them “yellowtards” drew flak
When asked about her pursuit for a unified opposition, the Vice President claimed that the stand of Mayor Isko on the Marcoses’ issues is a non-negotiable for her. According to her, the differences with other presidential aspirants affected the pursuit to unite the opposition.
Following the statement of Vice Pres. Robredo, Mayor Isko Moreno used the “yellowtards” term as he defended his stand. He stressed that it is also his right to run for public office. He criticized the Vice President whom he called as “fake”.
Vice Pres. Leni Robredo did not respond to the statements of Mayor Isko Moreno but many people were allegedly turned off by the actions of the Manila Mayor. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, speaking to ANC, the Mayor expressed that he did not regret anything. According to him, he was just being honest in answering questions.
Mayor Isko is asking apology if he has offended someone. According to him, he does not like “sugarcoating in a challenging time”. He stressed that this is not about “Mr. and Ms. Congeniality”. He further expressed that sometimes, words may be offending although they are not meant to offend..
The Manila Mayor stressed that truth hurts. He expressed that probably the reasons why his supporters are believing in him is because he is “fact-based” and he believes that results matter.
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