Isko Moreno gains support for presidential bid from large volunteer group
MANILA, Philippine — MP Nation, a volunteer organization with a nationwide, multisectoral reach, has pledged its support for Manila Mayor “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, who is running for president under the Aksyon Demokratiko party.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Col. Dani Enriquez, MP Nation lead convenor, said it was a collegial decision of the executive committee members to give their support to Moreno.
“MP Nation is now IM4P or Isko Moreno For President Movement,” Enriquez said.
“Mayor Isko has already shown us the blueprint to bring the Philippines back on its feet with his fight against the pandemic as well as all the projects and programs he has undertaken in such a short span of time as mayor of Manila,” Enriquez said.
“We are campaigning for a better Philippines and it is our patriotic duty to push for the right leader who can effectively implement this,” he said.
MP Nation has coordinators in 78 provinces, 120 cities, 1,109 municipalities, and more than 35,000 barangays, according to Enriquez.
It also includes members belonging to various sectors — such as senior citizens, youth, ecclesiastical, civil servants, overseas Filipino workers, transport, health frontliners, LGBTQ+, market vendors, enlisted and former military and police, persons with disabilities (PWDs), women, athletes, farmers and fisherfolk, labor, and teachers.
Among the prominent leaders of MP Nation are lawyer Brando Viernesto, former Pasay Vice Mayor Dr. B. Tolentino, Senior Citizens partylist Rep. Godofredo Arquiza, Tarlac Rep. Faustino Tambunting Galang II, former Manila Rep. Miles Roces, laywer W. Evasco, Dr. Heal Dinero, former Undersecretary N. Sison and Dr. Manny Calayan,.
Enriquez said more than 70 percent of groups under MP Natio signified their commitment to go where it was going.
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