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Lodi rin kita! Isko Moreno thanks Duterte for saying he’s a better politiko

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Manila mayor Isko Moreno called President Rodrigo Duterte one of his inspirations after the Chief Executive praised his performance.

In a statement Wednesday, Moreno said he looks up to Duterte.

“Thank you for the kind words, Mr. President, but to be really honest, isa po kayo sa mga naging inspirasyon ko sa kung ano mang klase ng liderato na meron kami,” he said.

The mayor recalled that he was afraid to light a cigarette whenever he went to Davao City because of its strict, no smoking ordinance.

Moreno said he also recalled the driver of his vehicle in Davao City following traffic rules because he was afraid of being penalized.

Duterte was mayor of Davao City for over two decades before he won the presidency in 2016.

Moreno said Duterte set a good example of what politikos should be.

“I think kung ano man ang nakikita nating pagpupursige ng mga alkalde sa buong Pilipinas, hindi lang po ako, ay reflection lamang ng klase ng liderato at Pangulo na meron tayo,” he said.

Duterte praised Moreno in an interview in Malacañang Tuesday, saying the Manila mayor has shown a stronger political will than him.

“Bilib ako sa kanya. Kaya nanonood ako noong nagsasalita siya. Mas mahusay siya keysa akin, sa totoo lang,” he said.

“Mas mahusay ang resolve niya kaysa sa akin,” Duterte added.