Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso clarified that he has no plans yet to run for president in 2022, as his attention is purely focused on his city.
Moreno was among the top early picks for possible presidential candidates for next year’s elections, according to a recent survey by Pulse Asia. Although “grateful” for his inclusion, Moreno said he would focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and his city first.
“Thank you very much sa inyo dahil sinasama niyo ako. It’s an honor,” Moreno said.
“But let us just go back to reality. Reality is there’s [a] pandemic.”
“More than political growth or career growth no… Hindi ko talaga siya ine-entertain. I would rather focus on Manila, and focus on the pandemic. If we can offer a lot of things to ease the burden, the effects of this pandemic to the lives of every family in the city of Manila, I will do so,” he added.
The Pulse Asia survey released last week showed Moreno among the top five frontrunners for the 2022 presidential elections, placing in fourth behind Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., and Senator Grace Poe.