Senator Manny Pacquiao could end up as the 1Sambayan’s presidential bet in the 2022 election.
Fr. Albert Alejo, one of the convenors of the coalition, in a press briefing, said that 1Sambayan would welcome a possible nomination of Pacquiao as its presidential candidate in next year’s elections.
Earlier, 1Sambayan lead convenor retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said that Pacquiao lacks competence and cannot be considered as one of its bets for the 2022 polls due to his being allied with the Duterte administration.
Pacquiao, however, has fallen out of President Rodrigo Duterte’s favor after criticizing some of the administration’s policies and claiming corruption conunder the Duterte administration.
Duterte has been attacking Pacquiao in recent weeks and talks have it that Pacquiao is set to be booted out as president of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan.