MANILA, Oct 9 (Mabuhay) — Will Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao be among the ruling Liberal Party’s 12 senatorial candidates in the coming 2016 elections?
When asked about this on Friday, LP standard bearer Mar Roxas told reporters: “It’s possible.”
Pressed on whether he personally met with Pacquiao, Roxas’ reply was: “As recent as two nights ago.”
Roxas said this in an ambush interview after new LP members took their oath at the party’s Balay headquarters in Cubao, Quezon City.
LP vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo also witnessed the administering of oath.
Earlier this week, Pacquiao confirmed that he will run for senator in the May 2016 elections.
He did not, however, specify to which party he will run under.
The eight-division boxing champion is on his second term at representative of the lone district of Sarangani.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, standard bearer of opposition party United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), earlier said he was confident that Pacquiao wouldn’t leave his party come 2016.
The LP is set to announce its complete slate by Monday, October 12.(MNS)