Mayor Isko says ‘rule of law’ will mark his presidency if he wins


Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso will be guided by the “rule of law” in dealing with the shenanigans of past leaders and not by political vendetta as what other presidential candidates would like to do.

“Ang mga magnanakaw, papanagutin. Ang mga pumatay, papanagutin. Ang mga gumawa ng pera sa panahon ng pandemya, papanagutin. Pero ayaw kong maging katulad nila na kaya lang papanagutin kasi kalaban sa pulitika,” Moreno said during a one-on-one interview by veteran journalist Luchi Cruz-Valdes of TV 5.

Moreno, who is gunning for the presidency under the Aksyon Demokratiko party, said he would never allow political vindictiveness to be the reason in dispensing justice should he become president in 2022.

Moreno had said that his government will be a “healing presidency” and this he was able to practice when he became mayor in 2019, beating two political giants, including former President Joseph Estrada and former police general Alfredo Lim.

“Sa Maynila kaya tayo umunlad…kaya kami unti-unting umangat sa pagkakalugmok dahil pinatawad ko lahat eh. May nagkakaso ba?,” said Moreno.

It can be recalled that right after he was elected Manila mayor, Moreno immediately extended the hand of reconciliation with Lim and Estrada. He even appointed to City Hall officials who formerly served under previous mayors who were his political opponents.

Guided by his reconciliatory gesture in Manila, Moreno believes that he can also do this if he becomes president, and this includes the resumption of the stalled peace talks with the National Democratic Front.

During the interview aired Monday evening, Moreno reiterated his position against extra-judicial killings (EJKs) not only in the fight against illegal drugs but also in the fight against criminality.

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