Moreno weighs in on ‘reds vs yellow-pinks’

Ghio Ong - The Philippine Star
Moreno weighs in on âreds vs yellow-pinksâ
This. Feb. 23, 2022 photo shows Manila Mayor Isko Moreno during a campaign sortie.
The STAR / Walter Bollozos. file

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has weighed in on the feud between the so-called “reds” and “yellow-pinks,” implying the colors of his rivals Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo.

During the campaign rally of his Aksyon Demokratiko slate in Bacolod City on Thursday night, he took a swipe at a chanting match between the supporters of Marcos Jr. and Robredo at the Power Plant Mall in Makati City hours earlier.

A TikTok video uploaded by user @trader4242 showed Marcos Jr. fans clad in red and shouting his initials “BBM,” while Robredo followers wearing pink flashing the “L” hand sign and yelling “Leni.” Mall guards tried to stop them.

Moreno told the Bacolod crowd that such rivalry has been persisting even if neither between Marcos Jr. and Robredo have yet to be elected president.

“The reds and yellows or yellow-pinks are arguing, in a mall. Nobody has won yet but they are already feuding,” Moreno said in Filipino.

In case one of them wins, Moreno pointed out that their presidencies could become bitter and could result in rallies, imprisonment of their perceived opponents, and even ouster calls.

“If the reds win, the yellows will not stand for it, they will say there was cheating. What will happen? There will be chaos in Metro Manila, there will be rallies calling for the change of the presidency,” he said in Filipino.

“If the yellows win, there will be revenge against the reds, revenge against Duterte. Fighting once more, there will be imprisonment here and there,” he added.

Moreno has been untiring in offering himself as an “alternative” between Marcos Jr. and Robredo.

Earlier, Moreno has challenged the Marcos family, including Marcos Jr., to settle the billions’ worth of estate tax liabilities.

At the same time, he called on Robredo to back out of the presidential race over allegations that she was convincing her opponents to withdraw their candidacies. He even called Robredo and her supporters “matapobre,” accusing them of monopolizing the idea of the presidency.

Moreno also appealed to the Bacolod crowd to ponder about choosing the next president more than a week before May 9, election day.


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