LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles, Las Vegas Bureau) – Senator and boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has announced that he is taking over the reins of the late Ely Pamatong’s Presidential bid in the 2022 Philippine elections.
Pacquiao, who is currently in Las Vegas for a title fight against Cuban Yordenis Ugas, made the announcement just days after the PDP-Laban Party threatened to expel him for seeking to create his own political party.
Pamatong is known to many as a nuisance candidate and despite his election losses, proclaimed himself the true President of the Republic. Claiming that he has the intellect to rule the country, he ran for president in 2004 and 2010. The Commission on Elections, however, shot down his bids to the presidency and considered him as a nuisance candidate.