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[WATCH] Isko Moreno on Duterte: ‘Wala namang perpektong tao’

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[WATCH] Isko Moreno on Duterte: ‘Wala namang perpektong tao’

ASPIRANT. Manila Mayor and presidential aspirant Isko Moreno in a Rappler Talk Newsmaker interview on September 21, 2021.

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How does Manila Mayor Isko Moreno respond to claims that he is a closet Duterte supporter?

Manila Mayor and presidential aspirant Isko Moreno cut President Rodrigo Duterte some slack as he reflected on his potential predecessor in a Rappler Talk Newsmaker episode recorded on Tuesday, September 21.

Moreno, who was once seen in photos doing Duterte’s signature fist bump pose, more recently exchanged barbs with the President over his government’s pandemic response.

The mayor has avoided allying himself with either the administration or opposition, claiming in his presidential candidacy launch on Wednesday, September 22, that he was willing to “work with anybody” regardless of political color.

But his name has still been floated as an opposition candidate, despite worries that he may be a closet Duterte supporter. In a June survey conducted by Pulse Asia, Moreno ranked as the second highest 2022 presidential preference behind Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

Moreno’s running mate, cardiologist and internist Willie Ong, joined his 2022 campaign while still in Lakas-CMD, the Duterte-administration-allied national party.

Watch the excerpt of the interview here. – Rappler.com

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