Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Isko Moreno Domagoso has assured thousands of Antiqueños that if elected president, he will focus on the minimum basic needs of the people which include housing, health, education, and employment.
“My compatriots Antiqueño, I am coming to you to ask for your help and support. Please help me your countrymen, I am just asking for a chance and I assure you that I will not disappoint you,” Moreno told more than 10,000 thousand residents, mostly youth supporters and ordinary people, in San Jose Buenavista, Antique.
“I will continue to explain to the people that if they want peace of mind and after decades of enmity and revenge with red and yellow, I am available because that is what we will prioritize — the peace and well-being of the people,” Moreno said amid a cheering crowd here.
Moreno also paid tribute to his late father, Joaquin Domagoso, who left Antique for Manila in the 1960s and worked as a stevedore in the port area.
Moreno said he is proud to be a Domagoso because it was from his father that he learned the value of hard work, persistence, and uprightness, qualities that brought him success in life.
Supporters jostled for position as Moreno made his way to the stage where other Aksyon Demokratiko candidates were waiting for him. Some of the people in attendance even asked for his signature and have pictures with him.
Present during the campaign rally here were Moreno’s running mate Dr. Willie Ong, senatorial candidates Samira Gutoc and Jopet Sison, guest senatorial candidate John Castriciones of PDP-Laban, entertainer Mocha Uson of the party-list Mothers for Change (MoCha) and San Jose Buenavista Mayor Elmer Untaran.
Gutoc, a women’s rights advocate, said in her speech that with the country still facing a health crisis brought about by COVID-19, it is important to have a leader who is a crisis manager and works fast for the people.
Sison, a former Quezon City councilor, also rallied Antiqueños to support and vote for Moreno in the May 9 polls, stressing that he is the most qualified among candidates running for the presidency.
Mothers for Change first nominee Mocha Uson maintained that Moreno is the right person to lead the country in the next six years after President Rodrigo Duterte steps down on June 30.
Doc Willie, meanwhile, said the reason why he and Mayor Isko running for the top-two positions in the country is to be able to serve the Filipino people, particularly the poor.