By Marisol Bo-oc, Helen Castano| 04:17 PM April 20, 2022
Presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno on Wednesday dared Vice President Leni Robredo to issue a categorical statement denying her reported call for her rivals in the presidential race to quit.
“I challenge the honorable Vice President Leni Robredo, deny. Deny niyo na hindi niyo pinaaatras si Norberto Gonzales, di niyo pinaatras si Senator Ping. Ang tanong ko kayo lang ba ang may karapatan tumakbo? Kayo lang ba ang may karapatan na tumakbo sa pagkapangulo? Kayo lang ba ang magaling? Kasi puro BBS eh-bilib na bilib sa sarili. I challenge the Vice President pasinungalingan niyo kami kung hindi kayo nag-attempt, ” said Domagoso during an ambush interview in Tagbilaran City.
He and his runningmate Dr. Willie Ong and senatoriables were in Bohol for their” concert-rally” on Wednesday night, April 20.
The Manila mayor also challenged Robredo’s campaign manager, former senator Bam Aquino, to deny the alleged call by the Vice President for her rivals to quit the race.
“I challenge Bam Aquino, sige tignan natin, tignan natin. I challenge Bam Aquino to deny it. I challenge the honorable Vice President na hindi kayo nag-attempt. Para makita ng taumbayan,” he said.
Moreno on Easter Sunday called for Robredo’s withdrawal from the presidential race, during a joint press conference with other presidentiables at the Peninsula Manila Hotel in Makati City.
On Wednesday morning, Damagoso and his team paid a courtesy call to Governor Arthur Yap at the provincial Capitol.
He also attended rallies in Catigbian, Carmen and Calape towns.
He would attend the “IsKoncert Rally: Bilis Kilos Bohol” at 6 p.m. at the old Tagbilaran Airport.
The “IsKoncert Rally: Bilis Kilos Bohol” would be led by singer-musician Luke Mejares, Range 999, J-Blaque, Makii, RKTeq, Kyle Zagado, Freshe, Boobsie Wonderland, Mocha Uson and Moreno’s actor son Joaquin Domagoso.
Benjie Oliva, the coordinator of Domagoso’s visit, said attendees were required to wear blue or white shirts.
Domagoso is the third presidential candidate to woo voters in Bohol after Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Ping Lacson.