Isko Moreno says ‘no regrets’ about remarks during Easter Sunday presser
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Tuesday expressed “no regrets” about statements he made during his Easter Sunday press conference with four other bets.
This, despite sliding to fourth place in the Pulse Asia survey conducted April 16-21 as only 4 percent of respondents picked him as possible next president of the country.
No, I never regret saying anything,” Moreno said in an ambush interview, adding that he stands by what he said during the press conference with fellow presidential bets Senator Panfilo Lacson and ex-defense secretary Norberto Gonzales, and vice-presidential candidates Dr. Willie Ong and Senate President Vicente Sotto III.
The 47-year-old incumbent mayor of Manila obtained 8 percent in the Pulse Asia survey conducted before the April 17 press conference.
Presidential contender Senator Manny Pacquiao grabbed the third place, overtaking the former actor, in the survey released May 2 as the boxing champion-turned-politician’s numbers rose to 7 percent.
Pacquiao was not able to attend the controversial Easter Sunday presser.
During the April 17 press conference, Moreno, Lacson, and Gonzales offered themselves as alternatives to Vice President Leni Robredo, who is also seeking the presidency in this year’s polls.
Moreno even went as far as to call on Robredo to withdraw from the presidential race.
Days after, the Manila mayor continued his attacks on Robredo calling her “matapobre” and “godmother of bullies.”
But Moreno maintained he is not a “toxic person” for doing and saying all these.
“I am not a toxic person, I confront problems, I confront people, especially when they are lying,” he said