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

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Lito Banayo. STORY: PDP-Laban gets 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 “beyond any principled choice.” (File photograph by RAFFY LERMA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines —”How PDP-Laban can now assist 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 Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, which had endorsed the presidential bid of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Banayo identified the occasion 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 occasion ought to wait for whoever President Rodrigo Duterte, chairperson of PDP-Laban, would endorse.

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

However, Cusi mentioned Marcos obtained essentially the most endorsements from a number of native councils of PDP-Laban.

The occasion additionally adopted Marcos’ operating mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, as its candidate for vp within the May 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 occasion was established to oppose the Marcos dictatorship.

“In Germany for example, a political party formed to oppose Adolf Hitler will definitely not support an Adolf Hitler Jr.,” Pimentel mentioned.

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