‘Hinuhubaran kami’ – Mayor Isko rues efforts to raid his and Lacson’s ranks of supporters

Published April 17, 2022, 1:31 PM

by Jaleen Ramos

Presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Sunday, April 17, revealed that there were efforts from the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo to strip him off his support group.


“Alam ito ng mga group chat ng mga dilawan o pinklawan. They continue to send the message that on May 1, I will withdraw, and I will be appointed as secretary of DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government). How persistent they are? If I may borrow Sen. Ping Lacson’s word, ‘hinuhubaran kami,” Domagoso said during a joint press conference at the Manila Peninsula.

While he did not specifically mention Vice President Leni Robredo, he also mentioned that those trying to raid his ranks were the “pink” and “yellow”, which are both affiliated with her.

“Hindi kami mabili, ang binibili, tao namin. May bumili sa mga tao ni Senator Ping. May bumili sa mga tao namin, at it seems isang kulay lang lahat ng ito. Iisa ang gumagalaw sa aming lahat (They cannot buy us so they buy our people. Someone bought Senator Ping’s people. They also bought my people, and it seems it’s all just one color),” he said.

Lacson also backed Domagoso’s statement, saying this also happened to him when Reporma, which originally supported his candidacy, bolted his camp to join the Robredo campaign.

“Nangyari sa akin, yung Reporma, nahijack. And then si Mayor Isko yung Ikaw Na sa Cebu, ganon din (It happened to me, the Reporma, was hijacked. And then Mayor Isko’s Ikaw Na sa Cebu as well),” he said.

Domagoso, meanwhile. said he has not received any offer from the camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. so far.

The Manila mayor appealed for a stop to the political scuffle between the Marcoses and the Aquinos.