Broadcast journalist and Senatorial candidate Jiggy Manicad has reiterated his campaign is directed towards the Filipino people and not towards other politicians.
“For the longest time, many candidates for national positions have always put a premium on who can get which governor, mayor or party on their side,” he said.
Because of this practice, he said the campaign goal had been shifted to what they wanted to hear from the local officials they were courting and not what the people had to say.
“That is not what I wanted to do. I am bringing myself close not as a leader who’s thinking of his position but as a public servant to help the poor,” said Manicad who is running under the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago, Manicad also stressed that his campaign slogan—“Hindi magnanakaw at hinding hindi magnanakaw”—would stay as it is no matter how other candidates might have perceived it to be.