Isko Moreno’s offer to adopt Duterte a proof of public trust in President–Palace
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant Manila City mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso’s invitation to have President Rodrigo Duterte included in his 2022 senatorial slate proves that the commander-in-chief continues to enjoy the trust of the public, Malacañang said Tuesday.
It is also a proof that many still believe that Duterte can continue to serve the nation, Cabinet Secretary and acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said.
“Ito ay patunay sa maraming nagawa ni Pangulong Duterte sa kanyang panunungkulan at sa marami niyang ginagawa at gagawin pa,” he said in a Palace briefing.
(This is proof that President Duterte has done many things in his service and he can still do more.)
“Patunay ito sa kumpiyansa ng marami sa ating mga kababayan sa kanya na pag binigyan sya ng pagkakataon na makapagpatuloy ng kanyang serbisyo sa Senado ay mapagpatuloy niya ang lahat ng mga ito,” he added.
(This also proves that many of our fellow Filipinos are confident that President Duterte can still offer to serve the public, especially in the Senate.)
President Duterte is running for senator under the Pederalismong Dakilang Dugong Samahan (PDDS), an allied party of his supposed dominant party PDP-Laban.
Nograles, however, declined to comment whether Duterte would accept Domagoso’s offer to join the senatorial slate.
“Kung mayroon mang mangyayari pagkatapos nito na pag-adopt o ‘di kaya magkaroon ng alliances, ayokong pangunahan kung anong mangyayari sa mga susunod pang mga araw o linggo at maging sa susunod na buwan,” he said.
(I don’t want to preempt what would happen if there would be candidate adoptions or alliances in the coming days, weeks or months.)
Domagoso earlier said he will vote for Duterte in the 2022 Senate race and would even go as far as endorsing him.
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