LIPA City — POLITICAL leaders from the province of Batangas, gathered under the banner ‘One Batangas’ expressed their support for Manila Isko Moreno Domagoso, Dr. Willie Ong, and their senatorial slate.
District representatives, board members, mayors, vice mayors, councilors and barangay officials from the entire province attended the convention at the Claro M. Recto Event Center on Friday.
The contingent was led by Senator Ralph Recto, who declared his support for Domagoso right after the mayor declared his bid for the Presidency in September.
Recto recognized Manila’s innovative COVID-19 response under Domagoso’s leadership, adding that these practices should be replicated across the country.
“Kung kaya ng Maynila, ang sabi ko kay Mayor Isko, gawin natin sa buong Pilipinas,” he said.
Citing the Manila Mayor’s humble beginnings and overall track record in public service, the senator praised Domagoso for his “competence, courage, and empathy for ordinary people.”
Recto urged the province of Batangas to support Domagoso’s bid for the President.
“Napakaraming problema na haharapin ang ating Bayan, kaya’t napakahalaga na tama ang piliin natin na mamumuno sa ating bansa. Ang Batangas, kinikilalang matalinong botante. Walang nananalo Pangulo na hindi nananalo sa Batangas,” he said.
After the convention, officials from Lipa City, the most populous city in the province, presented Domagoso a copy of the Sangguniang Panlungsod resolution declaring him an ‘adopted son’ of the city. Domagoso was also given a copy of a resolution authorizing Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa to enter into a sister city relationship with Manila.|-BNN