#NoFilter: Should Duterte, Binay drop Pacquiao?

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Posted at Feb 18 2016 09:37 PM | Updated as of Feb 19 2016 01:54 AM

Senatorial aspirant Congressman Manny Pacquiao should be dropped from the senatorial slates of the two presidential candidates who have adopted him, before the controversy he is currently in gets bigger, two political analysts said.

Speaking on ANC's #NoFilter, Teddy Boy Locsin and Professor Popoy De Vera both agreed that presidential bets Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Jejomar Binay should drop their support for Pacquiao, following his comment that homosexuals are "worse than animals (masahol pa sa hayop)."

"I wonder how his presidentiable candidates feel now, because he's with Duterte in Mindanao. Duterte is supportive of LGBT rights, and he's in the slate of Binay who also says the same thing," De Vera said

"I wonder why a senatorial candidate with sheer ignorance would do something like that in the heat of an election campaign," De Vera added.

They also think Pacquiao does not have enough time to attend sorties since he is busy for his upcoming fight with Timothy Bradley.

"Before this issue gets any bigger, and it should get bigger, he should be dropped from the Senate slate," Locsin also said.

Pacquiao has since apologized for his comment, after receiving flak online.

He has also been dropped by sports equipment giant Nike.