Senator Manny Pacquiao
By Junex Doronio
September 5, 2021
MANILA — Maintaining the legality of their faction in PDP-Laban, Senator Manny Pacquiao on Sunday (05 Sept. 2021) said he will announce his plans after his 10-day quarantine following his boxing fight in Las Vegas against Yordenis Ugas for the WBA welterweight championship.
He said his announcement will be most likely on the third week of September at around the same time the ruling party will hold its national convention.
“Kami ang legal mula na i-establish ito (We are the legal [party] since it was established.), Pacquiao stressed in a radio interview.
On Saturday, Pacquiao revealed that Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi is allegedly eyeing the executive secretary post next year should the bet of the latter’s faction win in the 2022 National Elections.
“Ito kasing si Cusi, para malaman ng tao, gusto niyang mahawakan, ma-control ang PDP party para kung sino ang manalong Presidente, i-package niya, makahingi siya ng mataas na posisyon especially ‘yung hinahangad niya na maging executive secretary siya. ‘Yun ang gusto niya (This Cusi, for the information of everyone, wants to control the PDP party so whoever will win as President, he will package it such that he can ask to be appointed to a high position in government especially the executive secretary post he is desiring. That’s what he wants.),” Pacquiao said.
The world boxing icon claimed that he got his information from “inside the Cusi faction.”
“Marami tayong information sa loob. Nagli-leak naman ‘yan (We have a lot of information from inside [the Cusi faction]. The information is leaked out.),” Pacquiao said.
Asked by GMA News Online on his comment, Cusi said he has no comment on the matter. (ai/mtvn)