9/19, 11:01 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Boxer Pacquiao to run against Duterte in 2022 - aide

Philippine senator and boxing star Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao (pictured) has been nominated as a presidential candidate in the coming 2022 election, a PDP–Laban political party member, and Pacquiao's ally Aquilino Pimentel III said on Sunday.

The rival faction of the same party, which holds the majority in the country's national assembly, nominated incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte for vice president and Senator Christopher Go for the role of the president.

Duterte, whom Pacquiao has been criticizing and accusing of corruption over the past years, can't run for president due to a six-year-in-office constitutional limit.

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