The biggest volunteer group that helped propel then Davao City Mayor now President Rodrigo Duterte to the presidency in the 2016 elections has thrown its support to presidential candidate Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.

The Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee (MRRD-NECC), through senatorial candidate former DAR secretary John Castriciones, has formally given its manifestation of support to presidential candidate Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
MRRD-NECC is a nationwide volunteer group that helped the candidacy of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in 2016. | via Patrick de Jesus

John Castricciones, president of the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National National Executive Coordinating Committee (MRRD-NEEC), handed over the group’s Manifesto of Support to Iako Mo during a press conference held at the Headquarters of the Isko Moreno Domagoso for President in Intramuros, Manila, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.

“We are inclined to believe that because the MRRD-NECC has been faithful to the cause of President Duterte, I think he is the most qualified candidate that should be supported by the MRRD-NECC, and therefore should be endorse to be the next president of the Republic of the Philippines,” said Castricciones, aFormer Agrarian reform Secretary in the Duterte administration.

The group supported Isko Moreno even as President Duterte has yet to endorse a candidate for president.

Presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is running for vice president in tandem with former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for president under the UniTeam banner.

With the support of the MRRD-NECC,which has thousands ofvolunteers nationwide, Castricciones expressed optimism that PresidentDuterte would support the bid of Isko Moreno. standard bearer of the Aksyon Demokratiko party.

In his speech thanking the group, Isko Moreno joked that the May 9 election could be the second time around for MRRD-NEC to help make another president win.

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