WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The PDP-Laban faction led by Senators Manny Pacquiao and Aquilino Pimentel III held its national assembly on Sunday, September 19.
At the hybrid assembly, PDP-Laban faction members nominated Pacquiao as presidential bet in 2022. Pacquiao, in turn, accepted this nomination.
Earlier in September, the PDP-Laban faction led by President Rodrigo Duterte and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi held its own national convention. While Duterte accepted the nomination for vice president, the ruling party has yet to have a standard bearer, with Senator Bong Go declining the endorsement as presidential bet.
Check this page for the highlights of the PDP-Laban assembly led by Pacquiao on Sunday.
BREAKING: Manny Pacquiao to run for president in 2022
Senator Manny Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his party PDP-Laban to seek the presidency in 2022, joining a hotly contested race to succeed his erstwhile ally President Rodrigo Duterte.
The faction led by Pacquiao held its national assembly on Sunday, September 19, where party members nominated him as the standard-bearer.
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PDP-Laban honors founder Nene Pimentel
PDP-Laban-Senator Manny Pacquiao faction honors party founder, the late Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr.
Mrs. Bing Pimentel, wife of the late senator, welcomed the recognition for her husband.
Addressing the “authentic members of the party,” she said: “Pinaghirapan po ni Nene at Ninoy [Aquino] ang partido para sa ating lahat.“
” Thank you for honoring and recognizing the ideas, beliefs, and sacrifices…. of the original freedom fighters.”
CONTEXT: Pacquiao-Moreno talks fall through
We’re just waiting for the formal announcement. But it’s already set: Sen Manny Pacquiao is running for president in the 2022 elections.
Pacquiao camp insiders said there were previous talks with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno but neither of the two wanted to slide down to vice presidential bet.
Pimentel calls Cusi faction ‘suwapang’
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III calls the other faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi “suwapang” (greedy). He said the party will not allow them to hijack the party.
Prayer leader’s hint
At the opening of the program, the prayer leader prayed, hinting at Senator Manny Pacquiao’s presidential run: “Sa opisyal na pagnonomina sa pagkakandidato para sa nalalapit na pampanguluhan ng bansa sa katauhan ng aming pambato si Emmanuel Pacquaio.”