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Mayor Isko Moreno Speaks on Pres. Duterte’s Decision to Quit from Senate Bid

ISKO MORENO – The Manila Mayor and presidential aspirant reacted to Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s decision to withdraw from the Senate race.

One of the political bids that gained different reactions from the people was the Senate bid of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Initially, the 76-year-old Chief Executive was set to run for vice president as a candidate under the ruling party PDP-Laban Cusi wing.

PDP-Laban nominated Pres. Duterte for vice-president in 2022 and he accepted the nomination. However, during the filing of candidacy period, the Chief Executive did not file his candidacy but instead announced that he will retire from public office after his term ends in June 2022.

According to Pres. Duterte, he is planning to go home to Davao City after his term will end to prepare for his defense to the investigation of the International Criminal Court. The ICC wants to probe the anti-drugs campaign of his administration.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Photo: The Manila Times

However, before November 15 which was the deadline for substitutions, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte substituted a senatorial candidate under PDP-Laban. Several political parties and candidates expressed support to his Senate bid.

Recently, another move that surprised a lot of people including some political aspirants in 2022 took place. The 76-year-old President personally withdrew his candidacy for senator.

Isko Moreno

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, presidential aspirant and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno was surprised by the decision of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte to withdraw from the Senate race. According to the Manila City Mayor, he is hoping that the Chief Executive will vote for him for president.

Mayor Isko stressed that the President is still a voter and his vote counts. He is also hoping that the President will vote for the candidates under him.

“As a candidate, you would always wish and hope na maboto ka ng tao,” he said.

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