MANILA - Former Manila Vice Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Friday vowed not to establish a political dynasty in Manila should he win the capital's 2019 mayoralty race.
Moreno is running against former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, whose family members were either elected as senators or as local officials in San Juan where the former action star started his political career.
"I have 5 kids but you've never heard [of]. Even my wife, hindi ninyo kilala in any news or even entertainment. Wala kayong maririnig sa asawa ko because I don't want them to be in politics," Moreno told ANC's Early Edition.
"Hindi mo masasabi 'yung bukas, pero ako as much as possible, no. You build your own name, you build you own stature," he said.
"Hindi ko gagawin na sabihin sa anak ko na, 'Anak, sayang naman itong pangalan natin, sayang ang puhunan, pakinabangan mo naman,'" he said.
Moreno had been taking a swipe at Mayor Estrada after he allegedly broke his promise to his former vice mayor that he would only run for one term.
Moreno had earlier called on Estrada and his predecessor Alfredo Lim to hand over Manila's reigns to someone younger to end the "passive leadership" in the city.
"'Yung worsening state ng City of Manila, hindi na siya katanggap tanggap samin," Moreno said.
"I think it is high time, tutal napagbigyan na namin kayo, magpahinga na kayo, magretiro na kayo," he said.