PACQUIAO files bid for president in 2022 election

Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza as his running mate

Senator Manny Pacquiao has filed his certificate of candidacy for president in the 2022 national elections in a race that would pit him against the candidate of President Rodrigo Duterte, a former political ally..

Boxing champion optimistic about his winning chances

Pacquiao is by an alliance composed of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), Probinsya Muna Development Initiative (Promdi), and the People’s Champ Movement (PCM).

Pacquiao said an alliance was sought since there is still a problem with PDP-Laban.

“We have an alliance PDP-Laban, Promdi and PCM…since there is still a problem with the party, we opted to use Promdi,” he said in a briefing after filing his COC.

The boxing champion is optimistic about his chances in next year’s polls.

A faction of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas, led by the boxer-turned-senator himself, earlier nominated Pacquiao as their standard-bearer for the 2022 polls. 

Pacquia, filed his candidacy along with Rep. Lito Atienza (Buhay Party-list), who will be his running mate.

Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee accompanied him in filing his candidacy before the Commission on Elections on the first day of filing on Friday. Read More

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