In Rap Video, Mayor Isko Flexes Street Cred with Fishballs

Yorme in the streets.
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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno flexed his everyman image in a new music video that showed the presidential aspirant eating fishballs, and drinking soda from a plastic bag.

Moreno, who scavenged for food in the streets of Tondo during his youth, is banking on his Cinderella story of a poor boy turned mayor of the capital on his road to Malacañang.

"Mangarap ka! Huwag mag alangan kahit mahirap ika’y magsumikap sa buhay laging galingan. Pwede, kaya, posible, naman!" Moreno said in the caption of the video.

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With rappers Smugglaz and Bassilyo, Moreno ate tuyo (dried fish) and rice with his bare hands, put on a clean shirt straight from the sampayan (laundry line) and rode a pedicab, to inspire the public to dream.

As of the Dec. 1 to 6 Pulse Asia survey, Moreno was tied with Sen. Manny Pacquiao as third in the preferred presidential bets, behind Vice President Leni Robredo, and frontrunner Bongbong Marcos.

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