Presidential hopeful Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Friday said he was willing to work with President Rodrigo Duterte, with whom he had come to blows amid the Covid-19 pandemic, if they both win national posts in 2022.

In an ANC interview, Domagoso said he was also willing to offer Duterte a Cabinet post.

“Kung yun ang halal ng tao, I can work with him,” Domagoso said.

Asked if he was willing to offer Duterte a Cabinet post, Domagoso said: “Why not? If he likes to [join my Cabinet, I would].”

Domagoso has been insistent that his government would not be a mere rebranding of the Duterte administration and his political color was “moreno.”

He also said he would not sideline Duterte like what the president did to Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo.

In a July 2021 Pulse Asia survey, Domagoso was the second most preferred candidate for both president and vice president.

Domagoso was second to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who has distanced herself from the presidency and reportedly would seek reelection in Davao.

Domagoso will run for the 2022 national polls alongside social media-famous doctor Willie Ong as his running mate. John Ezekiel J. Hirro