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VP aspirant Bongbong adopts Isko Moreno as Senate candidate

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:54 PM October 22, 2015
Senator Bongbong Marcos was Guest of Honor and Speaker during the 23rd Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayor's League of the Philippines held October 21, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel, Manila themed "Positioning the Local Government Units in the ASEAN Economic Integration." Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno is the VMLP National President.

Senator Bongbong Marcos was Guest of Honor and Speaker during the 23rd Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayor’s League of the Philippines held October 21, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel, Manila themed “Positioning the Local Government Units in the ASEAN Economic Integration.” Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno is the VMLP National President.

Vice Presidential aspirant Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has adopted Manila Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso as senatorial candidate in the 2016 elections.

“Ngayon ko pa lang sasabihin na ‘yung kandidatura ni Vice Mayor Isko Moreno para sa Senado ay aming-iaadopt siya bilang senador,” Marcos said during his speech at the 23rd Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayor’s League of the Philippines in Manila.

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(I am now declaring that we are adopting Vice Mayor Isko Moreno as senatorial candidate.)

The senator said he had chosen Moreno because of his experience in local government, adding that the national government needs officials that have “genuine concern for local government units.”

“Kaya naman very supportive kami sa inyong pangulo na si Vice Mayor Moreno. Sa aming paniniwala, kailangang mas marami tayo sa national government na ang puso ay nasa local government pa rin para  maging representative, maging boses at may paninindigan,” Marcos told the over 400 delegates of the convention.

(That is why we are very supportive of your president, Vice Mayor Moreno. We believe that there is a need for more of us in national government whose hearts are still in local government so that [leaders in national government] remain representative, have a voice and a resolve.)

Moreno said he was “honored and humbled” to be part of Marcos’ senatorial slate. Marcos is reportedly running with presidential aspirant Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

“I am honored and humbled. I would like to thank Senator Marcos and I was not even expecting it at all, considering that they don’t have a senatorial line-up yet,” Moreno told reporters after the event.

Before winning a senate seat in 2010, Marcos had extensive experience in local government, serving as vice governor, governor and congressman in Ilocos Norte. CDG

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