Manila City Mayor-elect Isko Moreno has nothing against Erap Estrada

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Manila City mayor-elect Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso wants to move past the animosities surrounding the polls.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 16) — Manila City Mayor-elect Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso cleared the air with political rival, outgoing mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada.

"I think I have nothing against them, with all honesty," Moreno told CNN Philippines' News Night. "It's just magkakaiba lang kami ng beliefs [our beliefs differ]."

The 44-year old mayor-elect bested former allies and two older leaders of the Philippine capital — outgoing mayor Estrada and former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.

Moreno won by a wide margin, bagging 357,925 votes ahead of Estrada, who got 210,605 votes. Estrada was supported by Hugpong ng Pagbabago, the regional party of presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Lim, of the administration party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan secured 138,923 votes.

Moreno said he wants to move past the animosities surrounding the polls.

"I don't want to lead a city na divided, na may [where there is] animosity," he said. "Let's move on. O 'yung mga hindi pa naniniwala, halikayo, pwede ko pa kayong akapin [Those who do not believe, come here, I will still embrace you.]"

Asked if he will pursue higher office, Moreno said, "Not at this moment. No idea. I think I have to deliver."