MANILA, Philippines — Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari is supporting the presidential bid of Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao confirmed the endorsement during a presser on Friday in Bohol province
“I am thankful for the all-out support that the MNLF gave me, especially to my master Nur Misuari. We share the same advocacy of pushing for federalism in the country,” he said.
According to his camp, Pacquiao met with Misuari on Monday in an undisclosed hotel in Manila.
On Thursday night, they showed a photo of Misuari raising Pacquiao’s hand—a gesture, which is long associated with showing support and endorsing one’s candidacy.Pacquiao said the support of Misuari and the MNLF was important.
“They (the MNLF) are from Mindanao and, most importantly, they understand the problems of Mindanao. It’s impossible to resolve the problem of Mindanao if those who try to resolve the problems are from Luzon,” he explained.