Watch: PDP-Laban Unseats Pacquiao, Elect Cusi as PDP-Laban President

The country's most dominant political party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan unseats Sen. Manny Pacquiao as President and elected Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi delivered a big blog to the senator knocking him out as the ruling party's president.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi was elected as President during the PDP-Laban National Assembly held in Pampanga presided by no less than Party Chairman and incumbent chief executive, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, effectively replacing Pacquiao. 

Before the election of PDP-Laban new sets of officials, the Cusi-led faction declared all national officer positions and chairmanships vacant, including Pacquiao's post. 

In an interview with the media, a PDP-Laban official statedd that "He is not ousted. PDP[-Laban] constitution gives the national officers a term of two years. Everyone is acting on holdover capacity," Secretary General Melvin Matibag told reporters.

Meanwhile, the faction of Pacquiao and Sen. Koko Pimentel, the son of the late Sen. Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr., maintained that the national assembly which ousted Pacquiao as President was "illegal."

The Pacquiao-Pimentel group claimed that the support of the more than 100 PDP-Laban chapters nationwide, the group sadi that all actions made of the Cusi-led assembly have no force and effect over the party. 

Sen. Pimentel also rallied PDP-Laban members to continue to believe in the leadership of Pacquiao, whom he still referred to as the party president.

The newly-elected PDP-Laban President Sec. Cusi, however, has said that the divide in PDP-Laban started when Pacquiao was installed as acting president, which surprised some of its members.

Duterte himself said it was Pimentel's "mistake" of thrusting Pacquiao to the helm of the party which led to the current infighting within PDP-Laban.

"Ang nagkamali diyan si Koko, hindi si Pacquiao. Pacquiao does not know anything," Duterte said at the national assembly.

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Source: GMA News

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