Established actress Rita Avila slammed presidential aspirant, Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso over the latter’s tirade against an opponent, the incumbent Vice President, Leni Robredo.
On October 8, via Avila’s IG, she criticized Moreno’s statements.
“Ang babaw yorme. Yan lang ang kaya mong isipin at sabihin? Kung hindi mo makita ang buti sa mga sinabi ni VP, kakahiya ka naman.
“Maganda nga ang sinabi tungkol sa ‘yo ni VP Leni. At ikaw din maganda sinabi mo sa kanya nung nakaraan. After a few days ganyan ka na? Gollum lang? Paiba-iba ng mukha at sinasabi?
“At yellowtards pa talaga ha? Ako nga ayoko pag tinatawag ang mga DDS ng dutertards kasi d naman dapat magpakababa ng pagkatao by calling them that just bec. DDS sila. Tao pa din sila.
“Pasensya na ha? Pero salamat sa pagpapakita mo ng kulay,” wrote Avila.
The actress advised Moreno that he can be “a better person than yesterday.”
Avila’s criticism came after when the Manila mayor verbally attacked Robredo who revealed that her decision to running for president was because Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was also included in the race.
Moreno, who released a statement on October 8 said, “‘Yan lang ba ang dahilan kung bakit siya tatakbo? Paano naman kaming mga Pilipino, wala kaming trabaho?” referring to the VP’s decision to run as president.
He then called Aquino supporters “yellowtards” as he added, “Bakit kailangang uminog ang mundo namin sa away ng Marcos at Aquino? Sa away ng anak ni Marcos, at mga anak at kasama ng yellowtards?”
Avila’s rant did not end there as she stressed how Moreno is sending red flags to voters with his attacks against the incumbent VP. The actress had a number of “regrets,” including the time when she defended him against President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that he had “bold photos.”
“Klarong-klaro naman mga Pilipino. Mayor Isko Moreno, aga mo namang pinahamak ang sarili mo.
“Pero salamat dahil nalaman agad namin ang pagkatao mo.
“Buti talaga na di ako ang lumabas na nanay mo sa pelikula mo. Mahal ko ang direktor pero di talaga maganda ang kutob ko sa ‘yo.
“Pinagtanggol pa kita nung siraan ka ng pangulo tungkol sa bold photos mo. Meron ka namang nagawang tama kaso mas malakas ang tama mo.
“Pasens’ya na ulit. Sa tama at totoo lang ako.”
When Moreno slammed Robredo, calling her a “fake leader,” Avila had an interesting point as she roasted the mayor.
The actress questioned how Moreno could describe Robredo as a fraud when he was a member of the party-list Aksyon Demoktratiko together with Samira Gutoc, one of the members of Otso Diretso who supports the “yellows,” or so he says.
“Sabi mo fake [si] VP Leni. Wala pa s’yang nagawang kasinungalingan at papalit-palit ng mukha. Sabi mo ang Otso Deretso ay inidoro, eh kasama mo sa party list si Samira Gutoc. OK, I have no more questions, your Honor,” wrote Avila.
Moreno was a city council member in 1998 and Manila’s vice-mayor for three terms, until an unsuccessful run for senator in 2016.
Domagoso was elected Manila mayor in 2019, beating incumbent and deposed former President Joseph Estrada.