Pacquiao to be more visible in Binay's campaign

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General Santos City (CNN Philippines) — The opposition's standard-bearer and its senatorial slate were in Sarangani and General Santos City on Tuesday (April 19), places associated with boxing champ Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao, a senatorial bet himself, joined his fellow candidates and said he would be more visible in the campaigns of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

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But aside from campaigning for himself, he said he would also campaign Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Binay is facing a tough battle in Mindanao.

Based on the latest Pulse Asia survey, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte enjoys the support of 58 percent of Mindanao voters.

Pacquiao said his presence could help draw bigger crowds — as what happened at the UNA rally in Alabel town earlier in the afternoon.

The world champ said he would discuss Binay's platforms and track record — especially Binay's accomplishments in Makati.

The UNA bets were scheduled to attend another rally in General Santos City in the evening.