September 4, 2013 Edition

Rappler.com
Sarangani Rep Manny Pacquiao, who is said to be running for governor in 2013, will be joining the party of Vice President Jejomar Binay

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – World champion and Sarangani Rep Manny Pacquiao is joining the PDP-Laban, the political party headed by Vice President Jejomar Binay, according to Binay himself.

This was disclosed by Binay’s media office. In a text message, Joey Salgado, Binay’s public information officer, said: “VP (Binay) has confirmed that Pacquiao is joining PDP-Laban.”

Pacquiao has said he is running for governor of Sarangani.

In an interview with Solar TV, Binay was asked about reports that Pacquiao is joining PDP-Laban. “It’s confirmed. He approached me and told me that he wanted to join PDP Laban,” Binay said.

He said Pacquiao told him about his plan to join the party “last month,” during a meeting of the Philippine Sportwriters Association. – Rappler.com