Senator Manny Pacquiao (right) and Buhay Party-List Congressman Lito Atienza (left) show off their certificates of candidacy for president and vice-president, respectively, shortly after filing their COCs right on the first day of filing of COC at the Harbor Garden Tent, Pasay City on Friday, 01 Oct. 2021.
The eight-time world boxing champ received a boost in his presidential bid four days ago as the Progressive Movement for the Devolution of Initiative (PROMDI), a national political party founded by former Cebu Gov. Lito Osmeña, officially picked him as presidential candidate for all “promdis,” a moniker used for Filipinos coming from, or living in the provinces.
The kickoff ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City.
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