Willie Ong disagrees with Isko’s withdraw challenge for Leni Robredo

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso can’t expect support from his running mate Willie Ong in his bid to get Leni Robredo to withdraw from the presidential race.

Ong said he is not in favor of asking Robredo to back out.

In a vlog he shared on Facebook on Tuesday, Ong said the media asked for his opinion on the issue and his position is Robredo, or any candidate for that matter, should not withdraw.

“Go siya. Sa akin, go kayo lahat. Go Kayo lahat, go. Walang magpipigil,” he said.

He said he thinks Robredo is smart and competent, and noted that during the Jessica Soho interview, her answers to the issues were 100 percent similar to his own.

But he offered an explanation for Domagoso’s challenge for Robredo, saying it was his running mate’s response to earlier calls asking the Manila Mayor to back down.

“Ngayon parang sinabi niya, ‘Dati pinapa-withdraw mo ako. Ngayon ikaw naman ang mag withdraw.’ Parang ganun lang,” he said.

He has also received his share of calls urging him to withdraw from the vice presidential race, but he has chosen to stay silent about these, he said.

Ong, who said he has no problem with any of the presidential candidates, said those who are bickering should sit down and talk with each other.

“Tingin ko, maganda ceasefire muna,” he said.

He is willing to volunteer as broker to put an end to the issues, he said.

“Ako, naguguluhan ako talaga sa kanila,” he added.