Jim Paredes joked on twitter that it is Malacañang aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. who actually wants to “withdraw” but not from the presidential race.
Over the weekend, a joint presser held by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (Domagoso), Sen. Ping Lacson, and former Secretary of National Defense Norberto Gonzales surprised voters.
During the event, Moreno surprisingly called on Vice President Leni Robredo to withdraw her candidacy because she doesn’t stand a chance against the dictator’s son who continues to dominate presidential surveys.
“I’m calling for Leni to withdraw. Whatever you’re doing is not effective against Marcos. Withdraw. Come and join us,” he said.
“Gusto nyo ba huwag manalo si Marcos? Withdraw, Leni, baka may manalo na hindi Marcos. Baka isa sa amin,” added Moreno who trails Robredo by double digits in the surveys.
Robredo’s camp brushed off the mayor’s appeal and memes were created subsequently.
Here is a video of the vice president appearing to have left a bank after “withdrawing” an amount.
Paredes, who supports Robredo, made a joke about Moreno’s remark, saying that Marcos is the one who wants to make a withdrawal not from the race, but from his frozen Swiss accounts.
Actualy it is Marcos who has been wanting to withdraw
But the Swiss banks won’t let him.
— Jim (@Jimparedes) April 18, 2022
The former senator admitted that he played a part in trying to withdraw a whopping $213 million from a Swiss bank in 1986.
In the same year, the Swiss government halted all financial transactions on bank accounts belonging to ex-president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and his family after various persons attempted to do some withdrawals.
The Bank of the Philippine Islands also appeared to take a shot at Moreno in its recent post urging people to withdraw their money themselves.