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    Isko slams Leni for Marcos remarks: ‘Fake leader with fake color’

    MANILA, Philippines – Presidential aspirant Manila Mayor Isko Moreno made strong remarks in response to Vice President Leni Robredo's statement against him.

    Mayor Isko Moreno has solid words for VP Leni Robredo
    Mayor Isko Moreno has solid words for VP Leni Robredo and insists he will not withdraw his presidential bid | Photo Courtesy: Isko Moreno & Leni Robredo Facebook pages

    Moreno didn't mince his words as he called out Robredo's earlier statement. Robredo revealed that the mayor's stand on the Marcos family was the push she needed for her to decide to run for president.

    "I don't want to go into details, pero sa akin merong mga non-negotiables and yung mga Marcos, non-negotiable yun sa akin," Robredo said.

    Earlier, Moreno admitted that he regarded the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as a visionary "at some point." However, he clarified that he is opposed to the abuses that occur during martial law.

    Because of this controversy, Moreno spoke up to make his stand clear and answer Robredo's statement against him. He also questioned Robredo's motivation in running for president.

    “Yan lang ba ang dahilan bakit siya tatakbo?” Moreno asked.

    He continued that his administration would prioritize Filipinos over "three-decade fights among political families."

    "Ang away ng mga pamilyang yan walang dinulot na buti sa ating bayan. Sila ay tumatakbo para maghiganti sa isa’t isa. Sila ay tumatakbo dahil sa kulay ng kanilang pulitika," he said.

    Moreno added, "Pagod na ang mga tao sa away ng mga politika nila… Kung sila ay hindi nag-aaway sa loob ng tatlong dekada, malamang wala tayo sa kinalalagyan nating kahirapan."

    Robredo also expressed her dismay for not being able to unite the candidates who do not represent the administration. Moreno answered this by criticizing Robredo's decision to run independently and not under the banner of Liberal Party, of which she is the chairperson.

    "You cannot talk of unity when you yourself hindi mo nga ma-unify sarili mong party. You're not even proud of your party. Kung kayang mong iwan ang mga kasama mo [sa partido], paano pa kaya kaming 110 million Filipinos?" he said.

    Referring to Robredo changing campaign color from yellow to pink, Moreno commented, "Wag kayong malilinlang sa pagpapalitan ng kulay... Ang tanso, tubugin man ng ginto ay tanso pa rin. A fake leader with a fake color is a fake character."

    READ: Why pink? Robredo explains reason for choosing pink over yellow

    Moreno also reacted to the hashtag #WithdrawIsko" calling for him to withdraw his presidential bid and become Robredo's Vice president instead.

    "Karapatan ko rin tumakbo… Hindi lang sa inyo ang demokrasya," the local chief stressed.

    — Sally, The Summit Express

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