Isko Moreno anxious about Manila poll results
MANILA, Philippines — Despite being in politics for several years, local candidate Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso admitted on Monday that he still gets anxious about the results of elections in Manila.
Domagoso is currently running in the city of Manila as mayor against incumbent Mayor Joseph Estrada and former Mayor Alfredo Lim.
According to Domagoso, the feeling of nervousness never ends until the winners are proclaimed by the Commission on Elections.
“Ever since, lagi akong kinakabahan, laging may kaba sa dibdib, dinadaga pa rin tayo kahit papaano, kahit na been there done that kasi this is democracy eh,” he said after he voted for the midterm elections at the Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School in Tondo, Manila.
“In democracy, you will never know yung gusto ng tao not until matapos eh, kaya never tayo naging panatag,” he added.
Despite fear, he said that it’s the support of the public during the campaign period that boosts his confidence
With this, Domagoso hopes that elections this year would be peaceful as he urged the public to remain vigilant and secure the results.
“We wish that it would be peaceful, orderly, proper ang eleksyon but hinihikayat natin ang lahat na maging vigilant lahat ng mamamayan,” he said. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)
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