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Isko, willing to put his life on the line if needed

PRESIDENTIAL aspirant, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said he is willing to put his life on the line if needed for the sake of the country, saying it is part of the so-called hazards of the job.

“Mahirap magbuhat ng bangko, pero at the very least, iaalay ko ang buhay ko pumanatag lang kayo. Hindi ko man kaya mabigyan sa kasiguruhan sa seguridad – hindi natin alam kung sino ang papapsok sa ating bansa at kung anong uri ng gamit ang ipanlalaban sa atin – pero hindi tayo susuko,” Moreno added.

Moreno said that just like the times he placed his life in the frontlines in Manila at the height of the pandemic and during calamities, he will do the same if only to reassure the people that the government is there for them.


“Pati pamilya ko ipinagparaya ko. Inayos natin yung problema ng pagkalito, pangamba at panganib. So, I’ll do the same. I’ll offer my life for you and your family and to the entire country,” Moreno said.

“Nowadays, napaka-fluid ng sitwasyon, anything is possible. If I’m gonna be put into that situation, eto sisiguruhin ko sa inyo: I’ll be with you in the streets, hindi ko kayo iiwan, sasamahan ko kayo. And if that will give high risk to my safety, so be it,” Moreno said when asked if he is willing to do a ‘Zelenskyy’, in reference to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s continued refusal to leave Ukraine and seek safety in a nearby country while his country is under attack from Russia.

Moreno said he will apply this bravery, courage and patriotism in his quest to address the perennial problems of poverty, hunger, unemployment and inequality once elected president.

“Hindi ako matapang, meron din akong karuwagan sa buhay, takot ako sa karayom, sa multo, sa heights. Pero may mga bagay naman akong hindi inaatrasan lalo na kung ikaw na ang involved bilang mamamayan. I’ll be with you,” he said.


Moreno said that when he becomes President, the first thing he will do is cut by half the excise tax of petroleum products to bring down the cost of food production, especially rice. (Philip Reyes)

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