By: Elena Grace Flores Manny Pacquiao finally admits in a recent interview that Gov.Imee Marcos who runs for Senator in the upcoming election is included in their line up. Pacquiao is the campaign manager of PDP-Laban. Marcos joins her co-Nacionalista party members, Cynthia Villar, and Pia Cayetano to complete the magic 12 of the great boxer’s party. This is contrary to the rumors earlier saying the visuals of Pacquiao’s endorsement of Marcos were fake. z
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[VIDEO]: Senator Manny Pacquiao Confirms that as PDP-Laban’s campaign manager, Gov. Imee Marcos is included in their political sorties.
Let the Laws Take Care of Alleged Corruption Issues
Pacquiao is smart enough to answer the interviewer’s question about how he feels when it comes to Marcos’ family issues of corruption. He said that the country has laws that deal with those. Guilty or not, it has nothing to do with her political platform that is in line with the administration’s quest.
The Count is Just Right
The Filipino legend endorses candidates outside the 5-member slate of the ruling party. Pacquiao enumerated the names of senatorial bets he endorses. They are 12 candidates in total. 7 of them are from other parties. Which 3 of them are from the Nacionalista party.
5 MaBaGoKoTo Bets
Pacquiao enumerates the names of senatorial bets he endorses. There are a total of 13 candidates. more than the number of seats up for grabs. These include the 5 PDP-Laban bets called MaBaGoKoTo: – Former top cop Ronald dela Rosa – Duterte’s close aide Bong Go – Maguindanao 2nd District Representative Zajid Mangudadatu – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III – Former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino
8 or 7 from Other Parties?
Pacquiao also endorses these 8 other candidates outside of his party slate: – Jinggoy Estrada – Bong Revilla – Grace Poe – Cynthia Villar – JV EJercito – Sonny Angara – Pia Cayetano and – Imee Marcos
Not Debunking Imee Marcos’ Endorsement for Senator
Both Du30 and Pacquiao support Marcos. Not to mention the President’s daughter, Sara Du30-Carpio who organizes Hugpong ng Pagbabago. There are obvious overlappings in some of the candidates like in Gov. Marcos’ case. However, this is not an issue for Pacquiao. They just have to prioritize their own candidates. Although recently in Cebu, the endorsement of Pacquiao for Marcos was very notable.