HOUSE Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez on Wednesday wished Dr. Willie Ong good luck in his quest to win the vice presidential race, stressing Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno made a brilliant decision to pick the doctor as his running mate.
“Mayor Isko Moreno made an excellent choice in Dr. Willie Ong as his running mate in the 2020 presidential elections,” Romualdez, president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD), said after Moreno and Ong declared Wednesday their presidential and vice presidential bid, respectively.
“Good luck, Doc. I wish you and Mayor Isko all the best,” Romualdez said, adding that Ong asked his permission to leave the Lakas-CMD as an offshoot of his decision to join Moreno.
Romualdez, chairman of the House committee on rules, said Ong is a very honorable, honest and decent man whose advocacy has been centered at giving free medical consultations to the people thru social media.
“I have known Dr. Willie, a close friend, as a decent man whose heart is in the right place,” Romualdez, a lawyer from the University of the Philippines (UP) and president of the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa), said.
“He truly cares for his fellowmen, and he has never wavered in his quest for a good government responsive to the needs of Filipinos,” Romualdez said.