Isko Moreno concedes presidential race to Marcos Jr.

MANILA, Philippines – After a rollercoaster presidential campaign where he took swipes at Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Leni Robredo, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno admitted defeat in a concession message on Tuesday, May 10. The unofficial tally of votes has made his loss certain, placing him at far fourth place with 1.8 million votes with 97.8% … Read more

Isko Moreno all fire and fury in Tondo miting de avance

MANILA, Philippines – In the same streets where Francisco Moreno Domagoso hustled to survive as a child, he ended the biggest gamble of his life so far: his 2022 presidential bid. From Moriones Street in the capital city’s famous Tondo district, Moreno, Manila’s mayor, held his miting de avance on Saturday, May 7. His audience … Read more

Isko Moreno ramps up anti-Leni attacks with polls less than 3 weeks away

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Isko Moreno doubled down on his criticisms of Vice President Leni Robredo, her to deny her camp and challenging supporters’ attempts to get him and others to withdraw and calling her the “godmother of bullies.” Play Video “I challenge the honorable Vice President Leni Robredo, deny. Deny niyo na hindi … Read more

Loyal Isko Moreno volunteers twit Orbos group: ‘We have integrity’

Other IM Pilipinas members speak up, saying the group that defected is a ‘minute portion’ of the volunteer network MANILA, Philippines – After a press conference where leaders of an Isko Moreno volunteer group announced their switch to Leni Robredo, a group of volunteers held their own briefing to affirm their support for the Manila … Read more

Isko Moreno volunteer group calls for unity talks again to beat Marcos Jr.

Tim Orbos, convenor of IM Pilipinas, says candidates should consider withdrawing in favor of a fellow bet with the best chances of winning against Ferdinand Marcos Jr. MANILA, Philippines – A pro-Isko Moreno volunteer group led by former transportation official Tim Orbos wants Vice President Leni Robredo, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, senators Ping Lacson and … Read more

Robredo, Moreno push for Hague ruling as leverage in South China Sea row

The 2016 Hague ruling has been viewed not only as Manila’s ace in the sea row, but a victory that served all other nations that value a rules-based order in the South China Sea MANILA, Philippines – In building international support to push back against China in the South China Sea, presidential candidates Manila Mayor … Read more

Other wing of Marcos party endorses Isko Moreno for president

PFP founder John Castriciones says pro-Marcos personalities unjustly ‘took away’ Mangelen’s leadership position in the party ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – A wing of the political party under whom presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is running, declared its support for Manila Mayor and presidential candidate Isko Moreno on Wednesday, March 30. Abubakar Mangelen, the leader of … Read more

Isko Moreno to push for immediate exploration of Liguasan Marsh, if elected

If elected, the Manila mayor would prioritize the development of the country’s biggest wetland for power stability in Mindanao ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – Presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno would prioritize the exploration and development of Liguasan Marsh as a source of electricity for Mindanao, he said, as he started campaigning in Lanao del … Read more

Isko Moreno cuts short Batangas campaign event after Taal Volcano unrest

‘Ang pinaka-importante ngayon ‘yung buhay nila, kagamitan nila, keysa kampanya,’ says the Manila Mayor about San Nicolas residents who gathered to listen to him BATANGAS, Philippines – Taal Volcano appeared to greet Isko Moreno with a billowing cloud of smoke from its crater on the morning of Saturday, March 26, when the presidential candidate was … Read more