Senator Manny Pacquiao on Friday took his oath and returned to his original political party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
Pacquiao attended the PDP-Laban fellowship in Makati City and then took his oath before Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, president of PDP-Laban.
He initially refused to tell reporters the reason for his presence in the gathering, saying he will just “meet friends.”
“Huwag muna natin pag-usapan yan ngayon. Ang importante nagkaisa tayong lahat para sa pagbabago. We support the advocacy of the administration. Lahat nagkakaisa kaya nangyayari ang gathering na ito syempre para pagpapakita ng pagkakaisa at suporta sa bawat isa,” he said.
But he later on admitted that he will return to the party.
“PDP-Laban naman talaga ako originally,” he said.
During the May elections, Pacquiao ran under the banner of the United Nationalist Aliance (UNA). — RSJ, GMA News