Isko woos Cebu voters – ‘I need your help’

Published December 7, 2021, 4:48 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY — Please help me win the election. I need your help.

This was the appeal of Manila Mayor and presidential candidate Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to the business leaders here in another round of his “Listening Tour” in Cebu on Monday, Dec. 6.

Presidential aspirant and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso kisses the hand of an elderly woman during his recent visit to Cebu. (Juan Carlo de Vela/Manila Bulletin)

Moreno presented his platform of governance before some officials and members of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Cebu Banker’s Club.

Moreno said he is hoping for the business leaders to rally behind him especially if they were convinced by his platform.

“Kung akoy nagustuhan ninyo ngayong araw na ito (If you like me today), please don’t stop it from you alone. Huwag mong solohin, i-share mo (Don’t keep it within you, share it). Please help me win the election. I need your help. I can only do these things, my aspirations, whether you call it visions or missions in my life, but one thing that I guarantee you, I will be there serving you,” Moreno said.

A reiteration of his campaign promises, Moreno told the businessmen that he will push for the 50 percent tax cuts on fuel and electricity should he win the presidency.

Moreno added that the first two years of his presidency will be devoted to his recovery plan which will be anchored on “balancing lives and livelihood.”

Moreno also made those promises to tourism workers in Carmen towm, northern Cebu on Sunday, Dec. 5.

Prior to meeting the business leaders, Moreno also met with Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Ahong Chan and some 4,000 urban poor residents of the city.

Moreno told the Lapu-Lapu residents that he will duplicate his housing project in Manila.

After meeting with business leaders, Moreno also had an audience with Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia and her younger brother Cebu 3rd District Rep. Pablo John Garcia.

Pablo John is the secretary-general of the influential One Cebu Party.

One Cebu has yet to endorse a presidential bet but Pablo John has been very visible in most of Moreno’s activities in Cebu.

In his speech in an event at the Capitol that was attended by Moreno on Monday night, Pablo John introduced the Manila mayor as the “man who will be the next President of the Republic of the Philippines.”