Isko Moreno

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Aksyon Demokratiko party of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso continues to harvest the fruits of its organizing efforts as four organizations were formally accepted as the party’s multi-sectoral arm.

Moreno, president of Aksyon Demokratiko, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with leaders of Pilipinas God First Movement, Inc. (PGFMI); Isko Tayo Kabataan (ITK); Young Organizers for Unity, Truth & Hope (YOUTH) and Isang Bangka, Isang Diwa Movement (IBID).

The MOC signing was held Monday at the lobby of the Universidad de Manila. Among those who attended were Shieda May Mohammad of PGFMI; Fatimary Gopez of ITK; Reynald Nival of YOUTH and Leynette San Jose of IBID.

With the agreement, thousands of members of the four sectoral groups are officially members of Aksyon Demokratiko. The group, in a statement, said they fully support Moreno because they “sincerely believe in his abilities, competence and experience as a leader worthy of becoming the next president of the country.”

Moreno thanked and encouraged the four groups to continue increasing their ranks as they continue their grassroots activities aimed at convincing more Filipinos to support his presidential bid, as well as those of his running mate, Dr. Willie Ong, and senatorial bets Carl Balita, Samira Gutoc and Jopet Sison.

The four groups have chapters and members across the country that are actively gathering and solidifying support for Moreno to ensure his victory in the 2022 elections.

They constitute the second batch to become the “mass movement” of Aksyon Demokratiko. The first to sign an MOC with the party was the Alliance for Isko Movement (AIM).

More sectoral groups are expected to join the “Isko Moreno bandwagon” and show their support for the 47-year-old local chief executive in the rundown to the May elections.

Just recently, a large group of volunteers that had earlier mobilized to support an Isko Moreno-Manny Pacquiao tandem has decided to throw its full support behind Moreno.

MP Nation, which has coordinators in 78 provinces, 120 cities, 1,109 municipalities, and more than 35,000 barangays is now IM4P or Isko Moreno for President Movement.

Bagong Pnoy, a group that helped former President Noynoy Aquino, is now also allied with IM Pilipinas, a mass-based volunteer group led by former Undersecretary Tim Orbos.

Other groups that had earlier expressed support for Moreno’s candidacy include the Cebu-based PRIMO-ISKO (President Isko Moreno – Isulong ang Serbisyo sa Katawhan nga Organisado), Kapampangans for Isko, Isko Northern Alliance (INA), Seniors para kay Isko, Isko Tayo Kabataan (ITK), the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA).

Pilipinas God First United Bangsamoro Isko for President (PGFUBIP) coalition, Muntinlupa Isko Supporters, Truck Drivers of the Philippines Party List, and the Federation of Quezon City Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, among others.

Big labor groups have also openly expressed their support for Moreno, led by the 100,000-strong Philippine Trade and General Workers Organization (PTGWO), the National Association of Trade Unions, All Filipino Workers Confederation, the Association of Minimum Wage Earners and Advocates, and the 1-Pangarap Pilipinas, as well as the health workers group Buhay Kalinga, Pinoy Ako, Isko Tayo Movement.

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