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PDP-Laban will get flak for backing son of founders’ ‘nemesis’


Lito Banayo, marketing campaign supervisor of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, says the PDP-Laban endorsement of former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as presidential candidate was “past any principled selection.” (File photograph by RAFFY LERMA / Philippine Day by day Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines —”How PDP-Laban can now help the candidacy of their founding fathers’ nemesis is past any principled selection,” Lito Banayo, the marketing campaign supervisor of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, mentioned on Tuesday in a press briefing on the Aksyon Demokratiko headquarters in Manila.

Banayo was referring to the PDP-Laban faction led by Vitality Secretary Alfonso Cusi, which had endorsed the presidential bid of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Banayo identified the social gathering was an alliance based by late Senators Aquilino Pimentel Jr. and Benigno Aquino Jr. to overthrow the dictatorship of Bongbong’s father, Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

Banayo mentioned the social gathering ought to await whoever President Rodrigo Duterte, chairperson of PDP-Laban, would endorse.

Moreno had beforehand expressed the hope that he can be endorsed by the Cusi faction of PDP-Laban.

Nonetheless, Cusi mentioned Marcos acquired probably the most endorsements from a number of native councils of PDP-Laban.

The social gathering additionally adopted Marcos’ working mate, Davao Metropolis Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, as its candidate for vice chairman within the Might 9 elections.

The PDP-Laban wing led by Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III additionally condemned the Cusi faction’s endorsement of Marcos Jr.

He mentioned the faction didn’t even “acknowledge” that the social gathering was established to oppose the Marcos dictatorship.

“In Germany for instance, a political social gathering shaped to oppose Adolf Hitler will certainly not help an Adolf Hitler Jr.,” Pimentel mentioned.

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