- Doc Willie Ong, the running mate of Mayor Isko Moreno, disagreed with Isko on the latter's call for VP Leni Robredo to withdraw from the presidential race
- As per Inquirer, Ong expressed his disagreement and said that it was the right of anyone to run for a position that he or she wants
- On his FB page, he asked, should VP Leni withdraw from the race
- He then answered with a categorical no and said that everyone should run, nothing must stop them
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Doc Willie Ong expressed disagreement towards the recent move of Mayor Isko Moreno, wherein the latter called for the withdrawal of VP Leni Robredo from the presidential race.
In a livestream on his Facebook page, the vice presidential aspirant said that for him, Leni should not withdraw.
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“Dapat ba siya mag-withdraw, (si) VP Leni? Siyempre, ako, hindi. Go siya. Sa akin, go kayo lahat. Go kayo lahat. Walang magpipigil,” he said.
The doctor also stated that when he agreed to team up with Mayor Isko, it was agreed upon that he can speak his mind regardless of differences in opinion.
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"Ang sabi ko kay Mayor Isko, pagpasok ko noong September, I will be myself. Hindi ako maninira sa iba. Yung opinion niya, siyempre, hindi ko naman opinion. Iyon yung experience niya. Hindi naman ako kasali sa usapan," he said.
It can be recalled that Mayor Isko called for VP Leni to withdraw from the race.
He made the call during a presscon where he, Sen. Ping Lacson, Norberto Gonzales, Doc Willie Ong and Tito Sotto were also present.
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Born on October 24. 1963, Dr. Willie Ong was a consultant for the Department of Health from 2010 to 2014. He is an in-house medical expert in ABS-CBN’s Salamat Dok. Ong is also the founder and chair of Society of Philippine Health History from 2003 up to the present.
Dr. Willie Ong shared that there was a basher who said that he is running as a senator for the salary and allowance. However, Ong bravely answered the accusations thrown at him. He said that he will be using the allowance and salary for patients going through dialysis, etc.
Doc Willie Ong also revealed that he sustained a minor injury. The doctor recounted that he was about to descend from the flatbed truck that they were using when he lost his balance. To brace himself from the fall, the doctor propped his left hand, which caused a minor injury. He also said that he was not able to estimate the speed of the float and he was also shy to request the driver to slow down.