I'll be a healing president – Isko
Manila Bulletin|September 23, 2021
“I will be a healing president.” Manila Mayor Francisco Isko Moreno'' Domagoso stressed this when he officially announced his presidential bid in the 2022 national elections, with cardiologist and social media personality Dr. Willie Ong as his running mate.
ANDREA KATE ARO

He symbolically made the announcement in the heart of Baseco in Tondo, Manila, his stronghold, on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

“I will be a healing president. I will welcome criticisms. I do not run on promises. I run on prototypes,” he said.

“While I believe in the power of example, I also recognize the need for constant innovation. I may not give you a perfect government, but together, we can make it better,” he added.

‘Pambansang Parmasiya’

Domagoso said he did not mind that the capital city has become the “Pambansang Parmasiya” (Nation's Pharmacy) as he reported on the strides made by the city government in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

“What we had was the vision to stockpile essential drugs and the virtue to give them to whoever needs them,” he said

“This has been our pandemic motto with our beloved Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna. If the virus respects no political boundaries, then our compassion must not stop at the city boundaries. So what we had, we shared with them,” he added.

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