Colmenares denies Makabayan is supporting Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines — Former lawmaker and senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares on Thursday disputed the claims of House Deputy Speaker and Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza that the Makabayan

10/21/2021 11:48:00 AM

Former lawmaker and senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares disputed the claims of House Deputy Speaker and Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza that the Makabayan coalition has expressed support for presidential candidate Sen. Manny Pacquiao. | GabrielLaluINQ

MANILA, Philippines — Former lawmaker and senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares on Thursday disputed the claims of House Deputy Speaker and Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza that the Makabayan

At a forum earlier, Atienza was heard saying that “they (Makabayan) have already endorsed Manny Pacquiao.”“Yesterday we met. Neri was not there but I know Neri very well, he’s a good person, noon pa kinampanya ko na ‘yan even before. Now I’m happy he’s in the ticket, and I hope he wins this time because we need him,” Atienza said.

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“Neri has a good mind,” he added.Atienza also clarified in later interviews that Makabayan leaders were present in the Wednesday meeting, where they expressed support to their tandem.Makabayan claimed in the past that it is still in talks with various parties about their platform, to determine which candidates it would support in the 2022 national elections.

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