Presidential aspirant and labor leader Leody de Guzman said that Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s call for Vice President Leni Robredo to quit from the presidential race was “foul.”
The labor leader added that if he were Moreno and received a call from Robredo’s camp to withdraw from the race, he would not have done the same thing because he believed it was wrong.
“Tingin ko, ‘yung panawagang mag-withdraw publicly ay parang foul. Foul ‘yun. Hindi maganda. Kung gusto ninyo ng pagkakaisa laban kay Marcos dahil hindi tayo sang-ayon doon sa style at historical background ng mamang ‘yun, at nagkakaisa tayo, e di mag-unite tayo on the ground,” he said via a CNN Philippines interview.
He noted that aspirants should inform the public in the barangay level on what really happened during the martial law era, as well as Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s stint as a local public official in Ilocos Norte.
“Ipaliwanag natin ‘yung katotohanan ng lahat ng bagay na ‘yun. Magtulong-tulong [tayo] at bahala na kung kanino pupunta ang mga tao,” he added.
De Guzman said that the press conference held last Easter Sunday put the candidates on the bad side and Robredo the favored one.
“Tingin ko nagulo ‘yung mga tao at mukhang may negative pa atang impact sa kanila ‘yun. Mukhang mas favor pa yata kay Leni ‘yung naging resulta dahil parang na-underdog siya sa usapan na ‘yan,” he said. — Ronald Espartinez