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Pimentel slams Cusi’s support for Marcos; says time for Comelec to dismiss petition of ‘usurpers’

/ 11:32 AM March 22, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Tuesday said it is time for the Commission of Elections (Comelec) to dismiss the petition of “usurpers,” as he slammed the endorsement of the other PDP-Laban wing to the presidential candidacy of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

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Pimentel heads the PDP-Laban faction that supports the presidential candidacy of Senator Manny Pacquiao. Meanwhile, Cusi leads the other group that previously supported the presidential bid of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, which Go later withdrew.

“With this latest action from Sec. Cusi and his cohorts, they have manifested that they are total strangers to PDP LABAN. They don’t even acknowledge that PDP LABAN was established to oppose the Marcos dictatorship,” Pimentel said in a statement.

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“Time for Comelec to dismiss the petition of these usurpers!,” he added.

“In Germany for example, a political party formed to oppose Adolf Hitler will definitely not support an Adolf Hitler Jr. Logic lang yan (That’s just logic)! Consistent with the PDP LABAN history and party constitution!” Pimentel further said.

In September last year, the PDP-Laban wing led by Cusi asked the Comelec to declare the group led by Pimentel and Pacquiao as illegitimate.

Pimentel’s father, late senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., co-founded PDP-Laban in 1982 as an opposition force against the Marcos regime.

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