Domagoso visited the families at the school where they have been evacuated following the blaze that destroyed over 500 houses in Sitio Lawis, Mambaling, a densely populated village in the city’s urban area, on Friday evening, Nov. 26.
The presidential aspirant was accompanied by his team and Deputy Speaker Pablo John “PJ” Garcia, the secretary-general of One Cebu party.
In his speech, Moreno said he told the families that he had learned of their plight while he was in Quezon Province. He decided to fly over to Cebu to distribute the cash assistance, telling the families that Mambaling is close to his heart because the village resembles that of Tondo, a gritty and densely populated neighborhood in Manila.
“Noong 2016, pumunta ako rito. Para kong nakita dito ang Tondo. Walang pinagka-iba,” said Moreno.
(In 2016, I came here. I saw Tondo in this place. There is no difference.) Moreno’s wishes
In an interview with reporters, Moreno said that he will not be attending any meetings aside from visiting the fire victims, but he will be back again in Cebu this December.
Moreno asked for all kinds of support, especially from the Cebuanos, to help him in his presidential bid in the 2022 elections.
He said he will exert effort to persuade and get the trust of every Cebuano living in any part of the Philippines.
Moreno, a former actor, also said that he prayed that One Cebu, a provincial party headed by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, would help his presidential run.
“Siyempre, ang dalangin ko that someday, matutulongan ako ng One Cebu, ni Governor Gwen at Congressman PJ,” he said.
No comment yet
When asked by reporters, Rep. Garcia opted not to give any comment about the possible endorsement of Moreno by One Cebu party.
Gov. Garcia has always reiterated in several interviews that One Cebu has not come up with a unified decision on who among the presidential candidates will receive the party’s full support.
However, the governor’s daughter and Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco, who is also the president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Cebu Chapter, has already sworn her allegiance to Lakas-CMD, the political party of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who is vying for vice president and a running mate of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
In a video posted online, Frasco said that she will be supporting the tandem of Marcos and Duterte-Carpio for the presidency, but not in her capacity as LMP Cebu president.
Mayor Frasco said she respects the selection process of One Cebu.