A group of young entrepreneurs has called on Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Doamgoso to run for president in the 2022 national elections, saying he can “help the Philippines get back on its feet.”
Members of the group called Young Entrepreneurs Supporting 1SKO (YES 1SKO) gathered at the Bonifacio Shrine on Friday to officially declare their support for the Manila mayor in the upcoming elections.
In their pledge of support, YES 1SKO convenors, led by Alimatar “Alli” N. Garangan II, said the group believes that Domagoso “deserves to be the President of the Republic of the Philippines.”
“He is the right man for the job and his track record as a public servant proves it,” the group said.
YES 1SKO also underscored how the Manila mayor “kept the economic blows manageable in Manila” amid the COVId-19 pandemic.
“He showed compassion and understanding for those who lost their jobs and businesses that incurred massive financial loss. We feel this is the one thing missing in the country right now during the COVID-19 crisis; a leader embracing the vocation of putting first the people’s welfare before their own,” they said.
“We would like to see Isko Moreno lift the entire nation to greater heights,” the group added.
YES 1SKO also expressed confidence that Domagoso’s “brand of leadership” can help boost the country's economy.
Aside from Garangan, other convenors of YES 1SKO are James Ervin M. Tatel, Ramon Jimmy A. Espedido ,Dennis Alexander F. Pe , Renz Mar B. Velasco, Edgar Mercado , Erwin Reyes ,Francisco Bernardo III, Erwin N. Lopez, and Chris Bracamonte.