Isko Moreno

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Isko Moreno
Vice Mayor of Manila
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2007
Mayor Alfredo Lim
Joseph Estrada
Preceded by Danilo Lacuna
Member of the Manila City Council from the 1st district
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Personal details
Born Francisco Domagoso
(1970-10-24) October 24, 1970 (age 43)
Political party Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
United Nationalist Alliance
Spouse(s) Diana Lynn Ditan
Occupation Actor, Politician

Francisco Domagoso (born October 24, 1970) is the current vice mayor of Manila, Philippines, and a former three-term councilor of the city's first congressional district. He was also an actor, using the screen name Isko Moreno, who became known for his mature roles in the "Titillating Films" genre that was prevalent in the country during the 1990s.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Domagoso is the only child of Joaquin Domagoso (a stevedore at Manila's North Harbor) and Rosario Moreno (from Allen, Northern Samar).[2] He found alternative sources of income at the age of 10 by pushing a cart and going house-to-house to gather old newspapers and used bottles, then reselling them at a local junk dealer.[3] He also rummaged through restaurant garbage bins for leftover food, which his mother would recook for dinner.[1]

Show business career[edit]

Domagoso caught the attention of talent scout Wowie Roxas in 1993 while attending a funeral in Tondo and was then persuaded to join show business.[2][4] He was part of That's Entertainment, a daily variety show featuring German Moreno's stable of aspiring teenage actors, under the screen name Isko Moreno.[1] His major break came in 1993 when he was cast in a cameo role in the romantic movie May Minamahal and became a leading man to Claudine Barretto in Muntik na Kitang Minahal a year later.[4]

He appeared in Siya'y Nagdadalaga, and has appeared in movies such as Exploitation, Mga Babae sa Isla Azul and Misteryosa .[5]

In 2005, during his third term as a councilor of Manila, he returned to acting as a kind-hearted priest in the television drama series Mga Anghel na Walang Langit .[4] He also had a brief appearance in 2007 in the television drama series Bakekang.[5] The following year, Moreno had a supporting role in the afternoon soap opera Ligaw na Bulaklak.

Political career[edit]

Domagoso served three consecutive terms (nine years) as a councilor for Manila's first congressional district. He took a crash course in Local Legislation and Local Finance at University of the Philippines.[2] He then studied public administration in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila) while fulfilling his alderman duties.[1]

During his election campaign, he criticised what he called a "black propaganda" by opponents, but did not pursue any charges.[6] Domagoso eventually won the elections, beating the closest rival by about 80,000 votes.[2]

Domagoso also serves as vice chairman of the Manila Historical and Heritage Commission and studies as a law student in Arellano University.[2][7]

Running For Re-election In 2013[edit]

In May 2012, Joseph Estrada, the former President of the Philippines, announced his intention to run for Mayor of Manila but only for one term in 2013. He intends to run with Domagoso, who is running for re-election as Vice-Mayor.[8]

Estrada said, "I’m done with the presidency in Malacañang. Now, I will be moving to the city hall of Manila." He drove his famous “Jeep ni Erap” from San Juan to his new house at Altura, Sta. Mesa, Manila to ceremonially launch his candidacy. He was joined by his wife, former Senator Loi Ejercito and the Manila Vice Mayor. At least 25 of the 28 Manila councilors who were inducted last week as members of Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, joined them in welcoming him.[8]

Domagoso said Manileños welcome Estrada and his wife, adding that they will try to make their stay in Manila comfortable.“We are humbled that the former president of the Philippines will live and stay in Manila,” Moreno said. “We are thankful he had chosen Manila,” he added.[8]

On February 16, 2013, Domagoso and other five councilors was arrested by the police, due to alleged bingo operations held in a public place, Moreno denied the bingo game is in the public place in Sta. Cruz, Manila, and he believe that Mayor Lim was involved to his arrest, and the bingo game is not illegal, the day before Lim and Estrada was signed a "Peace Covenant" to prevent any election related violence in the City of Manila.[9]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Diana Lynn Ditan (2000). They have five children, Vincent Patrick (born 1998), Frances Diane (born 2001), Joaquin Andre (born 2002), Franco (born 2006), and Drake Marcus (born 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ancheta, Michael (July 15, 2007). "Actor-turned vice mayor Isko Moreno pursues his true calling". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Lo, Ricky (June 3, 2007). "The Saga of Super Isko". ABS-CBNNews.com. Retrieved 2008-02-09. [dead link]
  3. ^ "The story of Isko Moreno on Maalaala Mo Kaya". Sun.Star Manila. August 26, 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  4. ^ a b c Bautista, Mario (September 24, 2005). "part of "JEANETTE JOAQUIN: SHE PREFERS HER WOMAN LOVER"". NewsFlash.org. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  5. ^ a b Isko Moreno's profile, IMDb.com
  6. ^ Hidalgo, Wheng (May 2, 2007). "Manila vice-mayoral bet hits foes' black propaganda". ABS-CBNNews.com. Retrieved 2008-02-09. [dead link]
  7. ^ Official website of the City of Manila, Vice Mayor section
  8. ^ a b c http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=805407&publicationSubCategoryId=63
  9. ^ http://www.rappler.com/nation/21940-isko-moreno-arrested-in-manila

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Footnotes[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Danny Lacuna
Vice Mayor of Manila
2007-present
Succeeded by
incumbent