Senator Manny Pacquiao on Thursday night in General Santos City sought President Rodrigo Duterte's advice on who among Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales, and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco that the ruling PDP-Laban will endorse for the House speakership.
Photos sent by Senator-elect Christopher “Bong” Go showed him, Duterte, and Pacquiao talking to each other at the runway of the General Santos airport, as the President was preparing to board his plane.
“Consult sino PDP candidate sa speaker. Sabi ni boss, he will get back to Pacman in the coming days and mag-usap lang sila,” Go said in a text message.
PDP-Laban president Sen. Koko Pimentel appointed Pacquiao to announce PDP-Laban's nominee.
Pimentel also said the party would “unite behind a single nominee” who will be chosen from the three nominees - Alvarez, Gonzales, and Velasco.