Isko is ‘adopted son’ of Lipa City

Manila Mayor and presidential aspirant Francisco “Isko Moreno” Moreno is now an “adopted son” of Lipa City, Batangas.

Political leaders from the vote-rich province of Batangas expressed their support for Domagoso and his running mate Dr. Willie Ong.

The legislative council of Lipa City also recognized  Domagoso for “his invaluable assistance to the people of Batangas during the Taal Volcano eruption on January 12, 2020, and the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Domagoso was described as “a public servant for almost three decades, who has been decisive and resilient in his governance to hurdle the challenges posed by (the) COVID-19 health crisis thereby saving many lives of our countrymen and encouraging other local leaders to follow his template.”

Lipa City has also become a sister city of Manila. A separate resolution authorizing Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa to enter into a sister city relationship with Manila said “the City of Lipa shall learn from the best practices of the City of Manila, which has been recognized for implementing innovative, proactive, and effective policies that greatly improved local governance and the delivery of services.”

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Friday meanwhile committed to delivering one million votes to Domagoso in next year’s national elections. Recto described Moreno as “a true leader who has brains in his balls, and balls in his brains.”

Recto made the assurance at the joint One Batangas - IM Pilipinas convention held in Lipa City that was attended by all of the provinces district representatives, all provincial board members, 20 of the 34 municipal and city mayors, municipal and city councilors, as well as barangay chairs. 

Recto said the people of Batangas chose Isko for president because he has the competence, courage, and empathy needed to bring the country to its feet and uplift the lives of all Filipinos in this time of the pandemic.

“We saw how he responded to the pandemic problem,” Recto said, adding that “So, if it can be done in Manila, I told Mayor Isko: let’s do it all over the Philippines.”

Recto added that Moreno should also be able to replicate on a national scale his success in feeding the hungry, and providing continuous assistance to the poor and the jobless.

Topics: Francisco “Isko Moreno” Moreno , Lipa City , Batangas , Willie Ong.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.
AdvertisementGMA-Working Pillars of the House