Isko Moreno, maigting na dinepensahan ni Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla: “Yorme never lied, did not steal”

Isko Moreno, maigting na dinepensahan ni Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla: “Yorme never lied, did not steal”

- Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso found an unlikely ally in Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla amid the issue about the former actor’s provocative photos in the past

- Recently, President Duterte lashed at a mayor of an LGU in NCR for being disorganized, which he attributed to the local chief executive’s colorful and naked past

- President Duterte stripped the mayor, whom he did not name, of his powers to distribute financial aid after NCR was placed under ECQ status

- While the President did not name who he was referring to, Governor Remulla took it upon himself to defend Mayor Isko, saying his colorful past is not the issue, but whether he lied or killed anyone

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Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso found an ally in Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, after the Manila mayor felt alluded to by the recent tirades of President Duterte against an NCR local chief executive.

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Isko Moreno, maigting na dinepensahan ni Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla: “Yorme never lied, did not steal”
Mayor of Manila Isko Moreno speaks during the event. Manila Mayor Isko Domagoso graced the affair at the PGH on its 112th Foundation Service Awards. (Photo by Josefiel Rivera/SOPA Images/LightRocket)
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The President recently lashed at a mayor of an LGU in NCR, whom he did not name, due to the local chief executive’s disorganized manner in distributing aid.

President Duterte attributed the alleged behavior of the mayor to his colorful past, which included posing in front of the camera in scanty clothing.

The President then questioned the moral ascendancy of the mayor to lead, asking everyone if that is the kind of leader they wanted.

While President Duterte did not mention the name of Mayor Isko, the local chief executive is the only one in the NCR who had a showbiz background. His past photos included those showing him dressed scantily.

For Governor Remulla, however, that is not the issue.

“Hindi ito isyu (This is not an issue). What’s important is that Yorme NEVER LIED, DID NOT STEAL, KILL nor did he ever brought shame to the great people of Manila as a public servant,” the Cavite Governor said.

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Remulla also said that Mayor Isko was very young at that time and limelight can be very tempting for him particularly as he came from a very poor family.

“He was very young then. I am sure the limelight was quite tempting for a young lad from a very poor background. And why not? The opportunity for him to earn a living was readily available,” Governor Remulla said.

The Cavite governor, who once traded barbs with Mayor Isko in April of this year, said that the issue should be about a person’s capability in public service and not his past.

“Ang paghatol sa kalaban sa pulitika ay dapat tungkol sa kaniyang kakayanan bilang Serbisyo Publiko at hindi paninira lamang base sa kaniyang nakaraan o noong siya ay bata pa,” Governor Jonvic said.

The governor said that while he and Mayor Isko had a word war in summer of this year, neither of them turned to ad hominem attacks.

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Francisco Moreno Domagoso, more popularly known as Isko Moreno, is a politician and former actor from the Philippines. He is currently serving as the mayor of Manila. Prior to being a mayor, he served as a councilor of Manila's first congressional district as well as the city's vice mayor.

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In a recent interview with news anchor Karen Davila for her YouTube channel, Mayor Isko got candid with his answers. He shared how he started working as a garbage collector when he was only 10 years old. The Manila mayor further revealed that he has been working every day since he was in grade school.

In the same interview, Yorme was also asked about his show business career. Karen asked Mayor Yorme if he was still working as an actor, which actress would he want to be his on-screen partner. Isko revealed that he would have liked to work with actress Anne Curtis and Bea Alonzo.

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