By: Elena Grace Flores
Cusi Talks about BBM as Pdp-Laban’s Standard Bearer
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi is back to square one. This is after his candidate refuses to sign his nomination as their standard bearer. However, the party talks about adopting BBM instead. It is so because Mayor Sara Duterte refuses to run for president under the party.
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s Possible Substitution
Senator Bong Go already files for his candidacy for Vice President. He does this as a duty to serve President Rodrigo Duterte. Since Mayor Sara has no plans to be their standard bearer, she could substitute Go perhaps in November. This is a possibility that is legal as per the Comelec. Then BBM could maybe become the presidential candidate.
Koko Pimentel’s Fury over the Adoption
Koko Pimentel is furious over the PDP-Laban’s alleged secret plan. He said that it is already against its principle to kick out a member in favor of a newcomer. Let alone support BBM who is the son of an alleged dictator. Nonetheless, Manny Pacquiao’s running as the standard-bearer of PROMDI shows that Cusi’s faction has the stronger power over Pimentel’s.