The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) has found a possible ground to expel Sen. Manny Pacquiao as the world boxing champion now has his own national party.
PDP-Laban secretary-general Melvin Matibag said Pacquiao’s move to make his People’s Champ Movement (PCM) into a national party was a “major ground for expulsion” from the party.
He added that documents on a meeting held last December by the PCM showed that its central committee led by Pacquiao amended the party’s constitution and by-laws, which essentially made the party a national one.
PCM was founded by Pacquiao in 2009 and is “a regional political party in the Philippines, particularly in the provinces of General Santos and Sarangani.”
“Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s latest punch has virtually created for himself a rabbit hole – one that could lead to his expulsion from Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban),” Matibag said in a statement.
“News quoting reliable sources said Pacquiao is allegedly converting the People’s Champ Movement (PCM), his regional political party, into a national political party, a major ground for expulsion from his membership in the PDP-Laban,” he added.
PCM also elected a new set of officers.”It was also said that the PCM amended its Constitution and By-Laws (CBL) to serve as ‘national party,’ this time with Lorelie G. Pacquiao of Labangal, General Santor City as president, and Danny A. Martinez as executive vice president,” he added.