FORMER MANILA MAYOR Francisco Domagoso, popularly known as Isko Moreno , in a file photo
By Jennifer T. Santos
MANILA – “Let us help our country by not joining any efforts aimed at putting down the current government.”
Thus said former Manila Mayor and presidential candidate Francisco Isko Moreno Domagoso at the launch of the Manila City Hall Reporters’ Association forum at the Harbor View Restaurant near the former Army and Navy Club and the Quirino Grandstand.
He appealed to the people to help President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the senators, mayors and other leaders.
Domagoso said even ordinary citizens can help Marcos score victories not for himself but for the people and country, by just doing their share in nation building by simply following the law, rules and regulations.
“Let us all move on. Let’s move forward not backward. Iraos ang bansa at kapuwa,” he said, adding no one is perfect. “Tulong tulong tayo for our kids.”
“Pag bumagsak ang bansa, sama sama tayong tulubog dahil isang bangka lang tayo,” he said.
He said Marcos has done well in his first 100 days.
The former Manila mayor chided those who are praying for Marcos’ downfall not knowing that no less than the people would suffer in such an event.
Domagoso said Marcos has the mandate from 31 million voters that the rest of the country must respect.
Domagoso said he is not going back to showbiz or politics yet, admitting he has been sounded off on certain offers, but the same have not come from principals, only from certain intermediaries.
“May mga pasabi, not direct offers,” he said, adding he is still focused on helping the country through business and creating jobs.
“We will cross the bridge when we get there,” he said.
“I am happy now as citizen Isko,” he said, adding he has more time for his family, especially his children, and a grandchild.