Francisco M. Domagoso
Domagoso is the only child of Joaquin Domagoso (a stevedore at Manila’s North Harbor) and Rosario Moreno (from Allen, Northern Samar).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. He also rummaged through restaurant garbage bins for leftover food, which his mother would recook for dinner.
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.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.
Moreno started his political career when he elected and sworn as councilor for Manila’s first congressional district in 1998 and reelected in 2001 and 2004 respectively.
In 2007, he later became vice mayor of the city. He took a crash course in Local Legislation and Local Finance at University of the Philippines. He then studied public administration in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila) while fulfilling his alderman duties.
Moreno also serves as vice chairman of the Manila Historical and Heritage Commission and studies Law in Arellano University.
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.
In 2016, Domagaso announced that he would run for Senator of the Philippines. He lost in his bid placing 15th place overall.
On July 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him as the chairman of the board of the North Luzon Railways Corporation until his resignation in October 2017. In May 2018, he was appointed by Duterte as Undersecretary for Luzon Affairs at the Department of Social Welfare and Development. On October 11, 2018, he officially resigned from his post to run for Mayor of Manila in the 2019 elections.
On May 13, 2019, Isko Domagoso Moreno won the mayoralty of Manila via a landslide win of close to 150,000 votes more than the closest contender. Mayor Moreno was then officially proclaimed winner by the City Board of Canvassers the following day, 14 May.
He is married to Diana Lynn Ditan. They have five children, Vincent Patrick , Frances Diane, Joaquín André, Franco Dylan, and Drake Marcus.