Moreno: Marcos, Robredo to only 'take revenge' against opponents if they win

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 27) — Presidential hopeful and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said his rivals Bongbong Marcos and Vice President Leni Robredo would only seek revenge against their political enemies if they win in the May elections.

In the "political fast talk" portion of Boy Abunda's interview aired on Thursday, Moreno was given 60 seconds to share his thoughts on why Filipinos should not vote for the other contenders.

When Abunda mentioned the names of Marcos and Robredo, this was how the mayor responded:

On Robredo:

"Maghihiganti sa mga Marcos at Duterte."

[Translation: She'll take revenge on the Marcoses and Duterte.]

On Marcos:

"Maghihiganti sa mga 'Dilawan' at 'Pinklawan'."

[Translation: He'll take revenge on "Dilawan" and "Pinklawan."]

Before announcing her presidential bid, the Vice President previously said one of her driving factors was not just to prevent a government similar to the Duterte administration, but also to block the Marcoses from returning to Malacañang.

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This was criticized by Moreno, stressing Robredo should pursue her candidacy for Filipinos suffering from poverty.

Marcos, the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, earlier expressed confidence he could beat Robredo in a one-on-one fight in the 2022 elections.

Robredo defeated the former senator in the 2016 vice presidential race.

Meanwhile, Moreno was also asked about the other aspirants and these were his remarks:

On Sen. Panfilo Lacson:

"Pwede naman iboto."

[Translation: They can also vote for him.]

On Sen. Manny Pacquiao:

"Mabait naman siya, okay naman."

[Translation: He's kind and okay.]

Asked why Filipinos should vote for him, Moreno said he "will not take revenge on anyone," but will focus on the country's mounting problems.

"Kailangan natin ng mga tunay na solution at mabilis na action (We need real solutions and quick action) - that I can do in my own little way," he said.