Mayor Isko Moreno said that every public official are dreaming to become the chief executive of the country.
In an online forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines, Moreno answered the question about his plans in the 2022 Presidential Election.
Moreno didn’t answer the question directly, however, he pointed out that every public official dreamed to be the leader of the country.
“There’s no point to lie. I have to be honest. Alam mo lalahatin ko, simula kagawad ng barangay, kagawad ng LGU o konsehal, vice mayor, mayor, governor, congressman, lahat ‘yan gusto maging Presidente,” Moreno said.
“Lahat kami, umamin na tayo pare-pareho, ano ‘yan eh, once na pinasok mo ‘yung public service, iba nga di pa naeelect, naappoint lang gusto ng mag-Presidente… I think it’s quite fair for everybody to dream to be the President,” he added.
However, he pointed out that not everyone who dreamed to become President could achieve it.
Like President Rodrigo Duterte, Moreno believes that only “destiny” could tell if someone deserved to be the President.
“Lahat ng nagplano niyan, natalo. Lalo na ‘yung mga naging atat, natalo rin. Kusang dumadating ‘yan atsaka tao ang nagbibigay diyan,” Moreno stated.
Instead of talking about his future political plans, he said that he’s focused on taking care of Manila City especially amid the current crisis.
“May pandemya ngayon eh. Diba dapat ang focus naming lahat, kung sino man ang nagaasam diyan sa ibabaw, ang focus eh tutukan itong pandemya. Ako I would rather focus on this. For now, let me do my job. I owe it to the people of Manila. I owe them a lot,” Moreno said.
Moreno is one of the possible candidates in the 2022 presidential election.
Even President Duterte praised Moreno’s governance.