Lagunenses show support for Mayor Isko’s presidential bid

Published February 11, 2022, 5:47 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Residents of Laguna showed their overwhelming support for the presidential bid of Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso during his motorcade through 12 towns of the province’s fourth district on Thursday, Feb.10.

The motorcade started at around 10 a.m. in Sta. Maria until 9:30 p.m. in the municipality of Pila.

Team Isko’s 12-hour motorcade passed through the towns of Sta. Cruz, Famy, Kalayaan, Lumban, Mabitac, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Siniloan and Pagsanjan.

(Isko Moreno Domagoso Official Facebook page)

“Grabe ang tao. Ang lamig sa Laguna pero ang init ng tao. Maraming salamat. Nakakatuwa pati ang mga kotse, nata-traffic pero natutuwa. E ako nga, hiyang-hiya e. (People are overwhelming. The weather is cold in Laguna but the people welcomed us warmly. Thank you so much. Motorists were happy even as they got stalled in traffic jams),” Domagoso said to his companions in their vehicle.

People in different villages came in tricycles, cars, bicycles, and on foot just to show their support for Domagoso.

Even motorists, commuters, travelers, truck drivers, and riders going in the opposite direction waved and honked their horns to express their support for Domagoso, his vice presidential candidate Dr. Willie Ong, and Aksyon Demokratiko senatorial bets Dr. Carl Balita, Samira Gutoc and Jopet Sison.

In Pagsanjan, Domagoso was also grateful for the warm welcome his camp received from the people.

“Maraming maraming salamat sa mainit na pagtanggap niyo sa amin. Nawawala ang pagod namin dahil lahat ng bayan, mainit ang pagtanggap sa amin (Thank you so much for your warm welcome. We don’t feel tired because the people in all the towns we’ve visited warmly welcomed us),” Domagoso said.

Domagoso was welcomed in Sta. Maria town by Mayor Cindy Carolino and her husband, congressional candidate Tony Carolino, both are running under Aksyon Demokratiko.

In his speech in Sta. Maria, the Manila mayor reiterated that he will address the inequality brought about by what he called “elitist democracy,” which had brought the country and its people nowhere.

He said he is seeking the presidency to give the people a better option other than the usual political families that have ruled over the country for over the past 40 years.

“Kailangang-kailangan ko ng tulong ninyo, nang itaguyod natin ang dating ng tamang panahon, na ang Pilipinas, ang bawat mamamayan, pantay-pantay, walang mahirap, walang middle class, walang mayaman. Buong bansa, simula Luzon hanggang Visayas, hanggang Mindanao, magkakaroon ng equal opportunity ang bawat isa sa atin, pati ang salinlahi natin (I really need your help to make the right time to build equality in the Philippines. Every citizen is equal. There will be no poor, no middle class, no rich. From Luzon, Visayas, to Mindanao, there will be an equal opportunity for every one of us, even for the next generation),” he said. (Terence Ranis)