Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and former Defense secretary Norberto Gonzales held a joint press conference at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City to declare their commitment to stay in the presidential derby.


They were joined by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto 3rd and Dr. Willie Ong, the running mates of Lacson and Domagoso, respectively.

They said fellow presidential bet Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao also received feelers for him to withdraw but shared their sentiment to finish the campaign.

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Lacson, Domagoso, and Gonzales urged the public not to set them aside since the race is not just between survey frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Robredo, who has consistently placed a distant second to Marcos in voter-preference polls.

Lacson said he was offered financial considerations in exchange for his withdrawal but did not go into details.

“Sinu-subvert na natin ang will ng electorate maski wala pang halalan (This is an attempt to subvert the will of the electorate even before election day),” he said.

“We’re emphasizing that nobody will withdraw. We’ll go all the way till May 9, come what may. Let’s not buy their propaganda, no matter how foul and below the belt,” he said.


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