Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will run for president in Eleksyon 2022 while former senatorial candidate Willie Ong will be his running mate, Manila City Public Information Office confirmed on Tuesday.
“Confirmed,” Manila PIO Chief Julius Leonen told GMA News Online when asked if Moreno will join the presidential elections in 2022. He also confirmed that Ong will be Moreno’s vice president.
Moreno previously had a meeting with Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Manny Pacquiao regarding elections prior to filing of candidacy in October. The Vice President said on Sunday she is more than prepared if she is chosen to be the opposition’s “unity candidate.” Pacquiao, for his part, on Sunday accepted the nomination of the PDP-Laban faction to be the party’s presidential candidate in the upcoming national elections.
The filing of certificates of candidacy for national and local positions has been set for October 1 to 8, the Commission on Elections said.
The Manila mayor is the president of the Aksyon Demokratiko political party. –LDF, GMA News