Opinion: Isko doesn’t loose a step to possibly quell all demonstrations in Manila

It is now official, after he conceded the Presidential Elections he went straight back into the Office of Mayor of Manila and ordered all election protests to cease, unless they had a prior notice or a permit to do so. This is a sign of how Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso wants to prove himself after losing the elections.

Isko Moreno wants to show his manhood and his macho power now. He wants to be seen as a big-man, as he blustered and did a total buffoonery of a campaign. That’s why his ordering the people from the streets and wants people to comply to city order. Alas, his forgetting one thing. In the “Freedom Parks” there is no need for permits or notifying the authorities of gatherings. So, if the dissidents or opposition wants to gather. They should move into those areas, as they are designated for it and shouldn’t directly interfere in day-to-day business of the city.

In the law he uses to stop or quell demonstrations it says first: “Sec. 2. Declaration of policy. — The constitutional right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances is essential and vital to the strength and stability of the State. To this end, the State shall ensure the free exercise of such right without prejudice to the rights of others to life, liberty and equal protection of the law” (BPB 880, 1985).

It also says: “Sec. 15. Freedom parks. — Every city and municipality in the country shall within six months after the effectivity of this Act establish or designate at least one suitable “freedom park” or mall in their respective jurisdictions which, as far as practicable, shall be centrally located within the poblacion where demonstrations and meetings may be held at any time without the need of any prior permit. In the cities and municipalities of Metropolitan Manila, the respective mayors shall establish the freedom parks within the period of six months from the effectivity of this Act” (BPB 880, 1985).

What the public should do, If they intend to demonstrate or protest outside the designated “Freedom Parks” in Manila. They should apply and get permits to do so, in such a manner that they are not interfering or stopping business. That is the significant ideals of the legislation.

It is very special that the Manila Mayor issues laws written in the final stages of the Marcos era and when the People Power Movement was rising against it. The same laws made to silence and stop the people from demonstrating against it. This is happening as the people are rioting and demonstrating against a Marcos Junior Presidency.

The Manila Mayor should think straight and if he does this to win favours. His just proving that the victory wasn’t legit or honest. Since, the current leaders and the winners are afraid of dissent and voices of grievances. The Mayor should open up to this and allow it. Unless, his afraid that this will spiral out or create reckless behaviour. Than he has the rights to block and quell it. However, it is early to say that or even proclaim things to go violent. When there is no precedence for it…

So, what is “Isko” so afraid of and his will to trigger this in his memorandum for Manila? There must be something and he wants to prove that his aligned with the victors. That is very obvious and no one should bat an eye about that. This is maybe why he begged for Robredo to sacrifice her campaign, because he wanted Marcos to win all along. Peace.

Opinion: Isko Moreno is sinking [and without a Plan B]

[Leni] whatever you are doing is not effective against Marcos” Isko Moreno

That the Presidential Campaign of Isko Moreno Domagoso is clearly not going after plan. The Easter Sunday is usually the day of celebrating that Jesus Christ resurrected on the third day after the crucifixion on Long Friday. Therefore, this Sunday and following days should have been golden. However, for Isko Moreno its been a tragic downfall of an abysmal campaign.

The Mayor of Manilla and former Vice Mayor should be lucky to create headlines and be part of the conversation. Isko Moreno asked for the biggest challenger in the race, Leni Robredo to step down or withdraw her candidacy. Which is very ironic, because his nowhere close to popular or have a reach to go against “Bong Bong” Marcos at this point of time.

That’s why he really thinks the electorate is stupid when he calls the Robredo camp to “Stop the bullying”. This is the guy who tried to bully, called a press conference with joint Presidential Candidates and called for her to end her campaign. It is now 48 hours since the Presser and his not serving any good purpose now.

Isko Moreno is playing the victim after being sexist and showing token masochism…. It is really despicable and doing a fools errand. The Mayor should reflect on his own actions, but right now he rather die on this hill. Even if it is a hill, which is not worthy to cross or too take a selfie on the top of. Since it is just a transgression and political blunder of epic proportions.

The former actor should be concerned. Yes, his not willing budge or show character. That he stepped out of line and actually was terribly wrong. Instead, his doubling down and playing the victim.

The one has been attacked and asked to do his bidding was Robredo. It was she who was asked to sacrifice herself and her campaign just mere weeks ahead of the polls. At a time of her momentum and possible last voter reach in the final stages of the campaign. Isko Moreno should ask himself, would he sacrifice himself or his own career for someone else?

Would he go on the altar and confess his sins to the general public?

After what he has shown of late. His ego is so huge and his own self belief is beyond anything you can recognize. Especially, when he was the man who flaunted the idea and tried to force the execution. Didn’t he think it could come a backlash or a retort in return?

Or does he that his that special and unique of man. That everyone should just obey and listen. The King Kuya and the big man of the clan. Because, that is how it looks and his not that great. He says she’s not effect against Marcos Junior, but what has he done? What does he has to offer or could prove to be an alternative to BBM? Nothing, none and nada.

Isko Moreno better get into method acting or something. He better get his act together and bravely apologize. This is beneath him, but he intends to double down. If he thinks this make his campaign any better. His terribly wrong and failing at it. There is no redeeming qualities and lack of finesse is obvious.

Isko Moreno is a lost one. He is so out of bound and out of class. That there is nowhere for him to go from here. He should reconsider himself and his stances. However, don’t count on it. He prefers to be screwed and that is very clear by his approach to Robredo in this here instance.

We could hope the Mayor found his way and could show some humility, but at this point. We all know that is too much to ask. He rather play this one all out and think he can win some brownie points. However, his only loosing more and more. Without recognizing the blunder, which he created all by himself. Peace.

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Opinion: Isko Moreno is a lost cause…

Be a hero. Withdraw, Leni” – Isko Moreno (17.04.2022).

Presidential aspirant and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso calls on Vice President Leni Robredo to withdraw from the presidential race of the upcoming May 9 elections” (…) “Domagoso: “Do you want Marcos not to win? Withdraw, Leni, maybe someone won’t win Marcos. Maybe one of us””(ABS-CBN News Channel, 17.04.2022).

The one term mayor Manilla, Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has suddenly stated that Vice President Leni Robredo should withdraw her candidacy for Presidency. This just happens weeks ahead of the polls. This maybe be a strategy, but not a good one.

The man who wants to replicate and copy the “Build Build Build” of President Duterte and continue his legacy in the Philippines… that man wants the enemy of Duterte and the sore thumb to just go comfortable numb. This being Leni Robredo who has been tarnished, mocked and stood the test of time in office. They have tried to play her and ensured failure, but instead things has backfired. Therefore, Isko Moreno is continuing this… but his depleting his own campaign while doing so.

Not that Isko Moreno has any courage or is brave. Neither is he a skilled politician or a wise-man of any sorts. No, his an empty bucket of populism and he couldn’t stand in the wind. The wind the would take him, carry him like a leaf and nobody would remember why he was even there. His just a leaf blown away and the tree is still standing. While his long gone…

The former actor and celebrity haven’t looked good. Neither has Isko Moreno ever been seen as relevant candidate. He doesn’t even have the charisma or the political platform to make any sense of his proposal. That his prosing that Robredo to step down should be from someone who had a shot or even a candidacy worth a damn. However, his a leaf and there is plenty more low hanging fruits to pick of the branch he fell from.

Isko Moreno should instead just focus on his own candidacy and what he could possibly deliver. However, these sorts of ideas isn’t forthcoming when he isn’t a real candidate against Bong Bong Marcos. Neither is he a real challenger or even in the realm of Robredo in the polls either. His the sloppy seconds someone wants to forget and not memorable either.

That’s why him teaming with others is only solidifying why his own campaign is worthless. Isko Moreno knew that he wouldn’t bring something to the table. That’s why he needed a Joint Statement and a Joint Press Conference. He couldn’t show up on his own… because his not really in the big league himself. Unless, he gets a sudden promotion and rise of relevancy beyond Manila.

The Mayor of Manila needs to chill and reconsider. He is asking for relevancy… while his not relevant himself. The Presidential Candidate dared to ask Robredo to step down, but his not capable to fill her shoes. Neither does he have the character or political platform to challenge the UniTeam. His a pawn and small figure in the grand scheme of things.

That’s why it’s hard to remember who has endorsed and said they would promote his candidacy. Because, Robredo and Bong Bong Marcos is the ones who is getting the endorsements. Therefore, Isko Moreno should maybe try to act like an option.

As of today, his misogyny and lacklustre performance will not save you either. Maybe, he should do himself a favour and just withdraw. I hope he continues and that it burns terribly down. That he becomes a laughing-stock and a mockery of a candidacy. Since, there is nothing worthy of salvaging now. Unless, for whoever who is funding his campaign and keeping him up at night.

Isko Moreno will not bring hope or a promise of a better future. His just a former actor who don’t know how to play his role in politics now. Peace.

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Opinion: Isko Moreno lacks courage too

You cannot blame a person for accepting the money due to the hardships of life today. But the Filipino is intelligent. They know who is the leader who truly cares for them and who are the fake ones. Politicians cannot underestimate human understanding. The Filipino is intelligent”Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Gabriel Pabico Lalu – ‘Moreno: Money can’t sway Filipino voters, but can’t blame them if they take it’ 27.10.2021, Philippine Daily Inquirer).

Yesterday, we saw that the Liberal Party Presidential Candidate Leni Robredo didn’t go ahead and settle the score of bribing voters. Now, the Manila Mayor and Aksyon Demokratiko Presidential Candidate Isko Moreno is no difference.

It is a reason why its a battle of mediocrity. Especially, when these supposed to be good candidates are selling themselves so cheap. Yes, Pacquiao is doing his bidding and ”Bong Bong Marcos” is trailing on the end in concerns with the bribery, which is currently going on. Yes, we should expect differently from people who wants to stand-out and be different then the current regime.

Isko Moreno clearly is a set-for-life politician when he speaks like this. His career as a actor is long gone. When his trading waters like this. It is trying to be bright, but still selling himself short. Instead of taking the easy stance, as everyone should. He deflects and hope nobody gets concerned.

How can you expect to fight corruption, graft and plundering cases? When you accept a informal bribery in the midst of campaigning? Why would we believe you then? When you cannot do it now ahead of the highest office?

Voting bribery and the means to an end. Only shows the willingness of politicians to misuse their office and their finances for personal gains. They are willing to trade away all policies and standing for a quick trade-off. Where they hope they can give an incentive to secure another term or get into office. It is not noble or righteous. Just a breach of contract between the citizens and their representatives. Which is why it should be easy to blatantly state: “It is wrong and nobody should do it”.

Alas, the politicians and the Presidential Candidates know the money is good for the citizens. Who is getting additional funds in the troubling times. Alas, the citizen is getting a small portion of the vast funds some people have access too. However, it is not for long and only for one cause. It is not like these funds will be open or could be applied through government schemes. No, these funds are just for one purpose and that is to secure an office. Therefore, the means to an end is more important than actually doing what is right.

Isko Moreno and Robredo could have stood for something. They could have shown some courage and character. Instead, this mediocre response and willingness to bend… is just disgusting. Your either for a practice or against it. It is either illegal or it’s justified. The bribes cannot be seen as both. That is just how the world works and the same should be for these candidates too.

Isko Moreno just show his cards and his ways. Not that I have faith in him either. His the next sort of Duterte’esque politician. He just wants to prolong the government programs and call it a day. Isko Moreno isn’t a game-changer and that’s proof with his belief here. Trying to play patriotic over a bribing voters. That says it all, really. Peace.

Opinion: I don’t get the hype surrounding Isko Moreno

I am not governor of China. I am mayor of Manila, Philippines”Isko Moreno

It is just mere days or not even that since Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, the one-term (since 2019) mayor of Manila have put forward his candidacy for President in the 2022 elections. Yes, Isko Morena have worked for a long time as a councillor and held the helm as the Vice-Mayor of Manila as well. So, he has had long time in office and is experienced in the capital. That is without a doubt and needed skill for anyone aiming for the highest office.

However, the former actor and celebrity have to show of more than finesse, one-minute ads and possible gig-songs. He might say the right things, but he still has to carry a lot of weight. We know Isko Morena was participating and has been a proud support of the Duterte presidency. He has even proclaimed greatness of government programs within the metropolis. So, it is not like his a staunch opposition or a sound of new reform. No, his just another pretty face to aim for the highest office.

Isko Morena will be mocked and ridiculed for his career as an actor. There will be smug puff-pieces and questions about his morality. Just like there has been polls about his sexuality. If his gay, bi or straight. That is happening to a family man of 5 and says a lot about his character. When people question that, even when he has a wholesome family.

Back in the day he was even arrested together with other colleagues playing illegal bingo. This was while he was in Tambunting street in Sta Cruz, Manila back in 2013. So, it is not like he has been in trouble before and that would clearly return to his front-pages. Unless, the elites of Manila is eating his “achievements” up.

Because him as a councillor has bought computers and bought a fire-truck, but that is good governance and delivery at the time. However, by the time he became mayor and such. There is little other than working on the slogans and programs of the President. That is why he wants to promote and continue “Build Build Build”. So how will that be different from the previous President? How is that unique or special?

Is it a viable case that he has flair and an acting career before politics? Is it enough to sell himself from rags to riches?

Well, Isko Moreno seems like another candidate to ambush and take away the fire of the opposition. Just to weaken their ticket and steal the possible moderates this way. This is just made for that and don’t be shocked.

The same guy was a troublesome character and candidate in concern to Grace Poe ahead of elections in 2016. So, God knows what’s Isko Moreno’s game plan now. They estimated it was to early back then, but now his ready after one term as Mayor of Manila.

Well, this man isn’t ready and isn’t it. He might strike himself as a King and wants to be a Don. I hate to break it to him, but he doesn’t have it. That is not because he was an actor or a celebrity. No, it is because … he just says the endearing things like appoint Duterte, continuing “build build build” and whatnot. What will you do? What is your significant policy or plan?

Healing President” sounds like someone wanting to visit the doctor or therapist to get relief. Not someone to strengthen and secure the Republic. No, that would fit in war-time and post-war, but the Philippines isn’t in that. So, this man better try to become the incumbent Mayor of Manila and not waste his time to seek the highest office.

The scandals and the bad judgement of the time as an actor will be aired out. Not just some risky pictures, but all the juice will be public. The man will be under fire and I lack he will be able to succeed Duterte.

This man should maybe play tong-its and chill. Not do this…. It will only get ugly from here and this man will regret it all. Peace.

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