Senator and presidential aspirant Manny Pacquiao will commence his presidential campaign in his hometown General Santos City on Tuesday. 

According to his camp, a caravan will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a proclamation rally at the General Santos City Oval Plaza, where he will also announce his senatorial ticket.

The event is also slated as the official campaign take-off point of Pacquiao’s political party, Probinsya Muna Development Initiative (PROMDI).

General Santos City is Pacquiao’s choice to launch his presidential campaign because it was in his hometown where he dreamt of rising above poverty.

The Commission on Elections said General Santos City has 350,000 registered voters.

The election campaign period will begin on February 8, 2022 and will end on May 7, 2022. Ronald Espartinez