LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – Minutes after he was “ousted” as president of the ruling Philippine political party PDP-Laban, champion boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao told The Adobo Chronicles that he has instructed his legal team to file a political asylum application on his behalf in the United States.
Pacquiao is currently in the U.S. for his title fight against Errol Spence, Jr. next month in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao said he is not only humiliated by his party’s action against him, but condemns the fact that things happened while he was out of the country. “It’s practically a coup ,” he said.
The boxer-Senator has previously made known his plan to run for President in 2022, but said that the embarrassment caused by his ouster all but diminishes his chances of winning next year’s Presidential contest.
This is a developing story.