2022 Philippine Elections

Isko Moreno resigns from National Unity Party

Pia Ranada

A CHANGE. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is changing national political parties ahead of the 2022 elections.

Rappler

The move comes amid the Manila mayor's plans to join Aksyon Demokratiko

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno quit the National Unity Party (NUP), ahead of plans to join a new political party, Aksyon Demokratiko.

Moreno signed a letter of resignation dated Wednesday, August 4, addressed to Masbate 1st District Representative Narciso Bravo Jr., NUP secretary-general. Moreno’s chief of staff Cesar Chavez sent Rappler a copy of the letter.

“This is to respectfully tender my resignation as vice-chairman for political affairs and as member of the National Unity Party,” said Moreno.

The letter was signed the day before Moreno was set to take his oath as Aksyon member. But the oath-taking was postponed to a later date, with Chavez saying Moreno wanted to focus his attention on “chaos” ensuing in Manila vaccination sites due to large crowds flocking there. – Rappler.com

Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada is a senior reporter for Rappler covering Philippine politics and environmental issues. For tips and story suggestions, email her at pia.ranada@rappler.com.