Isko Moreno trends on YouTube, Google; earns netizens’ praises after ‘Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews’
MANILA, Philippines — A video of the entirety of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso’s segments during “The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews” became the fourth most-watched video on YouTube Sunday with nearly a million views, even as he continues to earn praises from netizens due to his straightforward answers to all the issues thrown his way.
The video “Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, humarap sa iba’t-ibang isyu” garnered more than 995 thousand views on the online video sharing and social media platform.
While it could be noted that entire “Presidential Interviews” itself garnered 4 million views, none of the three other presidential aspirants who participated in the program trended on the same platform.
The 47-year-old Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet also trended on Google, and this one was on the day of the interviews itself.
Moreno’s promise to once and for all finish the long-awaited rehabilitation of Marawi City and return its residents to their communities by December 2022 got more than 5,000 searches on the most-visited website in the world.
Not only is Moreno trending on social media, but his straightforward, realistic and practical responses to every issue asked to all the presidential aspirants also earned him the praises of netizens, even from supporters of other parties.
“Jessica Soho Presidential interviews… Isko owned this one. He offered more practical, specific, and doable solutions,” Vivian Velez, president of the Film Academy of the Philippines, wrote on her Facebook page.
Krizette Laureta Chu, an associate Lifestyle editor of the Manila Bulletin, wrote on Facebook “obviously Isko won.”
Chu went on to say that while she personally does not like Moreno because of his previous statements against President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, “but you have to admit he (Isko) is the most in touch, most direct to the point, most refreshingly candid candidate.
“Among the four also he seemed to have the best grasp of what’s happening on the ground,” Chu added, while saying in subsequent posts that “ISKO is by far the most charismatic and most in touch with reality in this Jessica Soho interview with what I believe is the most disappointing batch of PRESIDENTIAL candidates in the history of the Ph,” explained Chu.
“I like Isko’s straightforward replies. Nawala yung angas, yung mabulaklakin na salita. I liked that he admitted that the campaign funds that he didn’t spend are with him,” Chu also said.
Meanwhile, Facebook user Gwapong Marinduqueno posted “Yorme Isko Moreno Domagoso is something. Magaling sumagot, may totoong plano sa bansa. Siya ang maliwanag na umangat sa interbyu. #JessicaSohoInterviews.”
Other Facebook comments on Moreno’s performance during the interviews include: Caren Yamog Dela Cruz: “Yorme ha(s) a concrete plan! Hindi puro statement l(a)ng!”
Jaypee Canlas: “Kung titignan mo n(a)paka basic ng mga cnsbi ni yorme pero un ung 1 sa mga dpt bigyan jg pansin. #Yorme2022.”
JLeili Suarez: “Only Isko has practical solutions based on his own accomplishments as Mayor. The others…WORDS.”
Suzette Kho Walker: “Isko is the only one who can offer solution which is doable.”
Twitter users also joined the fray with user @icedcoffee43 saying that Moreno was the only one “who has tangible proof.”
“The others merely gave statements. They’ve been in the natl govt for a long time but none of them did all those things they have talked about. Isko is the only one with concrete results. Words dont mean anything without action& results,” @icedcoffee43 posted.
Meanwhile, netizen @angidolmong2n1 tweeted that based on the interviews, only Vice President Leni Robredo and Moreno are ready to become president.
“Parehong may kongkretong plano, magaling at may qualities ng isang mabuting leader. Hindi lang puro wishful thinking,” the Twitter user said.
Netizen @LakasNgTimog tweeted that with Isko’s performance, it’s no wonder why he’s the favorite “second choice” of voters.
“He has a clear understanding of issues that affect the common tao & has a little bit of Duterte in his common tao appeal,” @LakasNgTimog posted, adding that “Isko Moreno may have stolen some Kakampink votes with his noteworthy performance during the Jessica Soho Interview.. Delikado si Lenlen.”
And one netizen even admitted that he is already close to switching his vote in favor of Moreno after watching the Presidential Interviews.
“Magaling ka po mag-explain Isko Moreno Domagoso. Napapahanga po ninyo ako sa explanations po ninyo. Nakukumbinsi ninyo na po ako. Konti na lang,” Rey Boton, a broadcaster at Radyo Natin Virac, said on his Facebook page.
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