ELECTIONS 2022: ‘Emotional’ Isko Moreno apologizes, says ‘yellow pinks’ are ‘bullies’

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Philippine presidential candidate, Manila City Mayor Francisco Domagoso, known by his screen name Isko Moreno, speaks during a press conference in Makati City, suburban Manila on April 17, 2022. - Three rivals of Philippine presidential candidate Leni Robredo on April 17 refused to back her campaign, dousing speculation they would withdraw from the race to improve her chances of defeating the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos. (Photo by Maria Tan / AFP) (Photo by MARIA TAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Philippine presidential candidate, Manila City Mayor Francisco Domagoso, known by his screen name Isko Moreno, speaks during a press conference in Makati City, suburban Manila on April 17, 2022. - Three rivals of Philippine presidential candidate Leni Robredo on April 17 refused to back her campaign, dousing speculation they would withdraw from the race to improve her chances of defeating the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos. (Photo by Maria Tan / AFP) (Photo by MARIA TAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Presidential contender and Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has apologized for his emotional outbursts, even while insisting that the “yellow pinks” are “bullies.”

Delivering a speech at the Bagumbayan Covered Court in Teresa, Rizal on Thursday night (April 21), Domagoso issued his apology but stood pat that Robredo's camp's bullying is out of line.

Pagpapasensyahan niyo ako, mapapanood niyo ako sa telebisyon, mapapanood niyo ako sa interview, mararamdaman ninyo yung emosyon ko. Dahil damang-dama ko yung pakiramdam ng mga taong inaapi, inaapakan, minamaliit, pinagsasalitaan ng masakit na salita ng mga nakakataas sa kanila. Tapusin na yan, sobra na, tama na,” he said during his speech.

(Please bear with me, you would see me on the television, in the interview. You could feel my emotions. Because I know the feeling of being oppressed, being looked down on, belittled, receiving hurtful words. Let’s end this, enough is enough.)

Hindi ko alam kung ano ang nagdulot ng pag-alab ng aking damdamin, dito nangyari sa Rizal. Dito ko sinilaban ang laban ng ordinaryong Pilipino. Sobra na ang pambu-bully ng mga yellow-pink. Masyado nang wala sa lugar,” Moreno also said.

(I don’t know what caused my loss of composure here in Rizal. My fight against ordinary Filipinos begins here. The bullying of yellow-pinks is so out of line.)

In an ambush interview at Angono, Rizal on Thursday afternoon, Moreno called Vice President Leni Robredo and her camp “matapobre (condescending).”

Robredo and her camp have been the subject of the mayor’s tirades in the past few days.

Moreno’s series of attacks against Robredo began during the Easter Sunday press conference that he and fellow presidential candidates former Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales and Senator Panfilo Lacson held in Makati.

The presscon was supposedly called to condemn the alleged push of the Robredo’s camp for her rivals to withdraw their presidential bid in order to have a bigger chance of defeating survey frontrunner, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Robredo’s camp, however, denied any moves to ask her rivals to withdraw as soon as the campaign period began.

In the same presscon, Moreno also urged Robredo to withdraw from the presidential race.

 

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