Manny pacquiao, a former world boxing champion, officially announced that he will seek to become the next president of Philippines.
“I bravely accept the challenge of seeking to be president of Philippines“, wrote Manny on Twitter. “We need to progress. We need to beat poverty. We need a government that serves our people with integrity, compassion and transparency. The moment is now. I am ready to go out with my hand up in this leadership challenge ”.
I boldly accept the challenge of running as PRESIDENT of the Philippines. We need progress. We need to win against poverty. We need government to serve our people with integrity, compassion and transparency. The time is now. I am ready to rise to the challenge of leadership. 🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/suN1zFTxyW
– Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) September 19, 2021
“Yes, I accept,” he replied. Pacman in a congress of your political party, PDP-Laban. “I am a fighter and I will always be a fighter in and out of the ring. In my life I have never backed down from a fight ”.
For some years now, he has expressed his interest in competing to be the maximum mandatory in his country, since new elections will be held in 2022.
“Those who ask about my abilities, have they ever been hungry? Without food? Borrow from a neighbor or wait for leftovers from the cafeteria? ”Manny asked. “You know the feeling of a Filipino boxer? Beat an opponent who is bigger and stronger to buy food?
Currently, Pacquiao holds a public dispute with the current president of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.
Despite the fact that since 2016 he has supported him in his quest to come to power, Pacquiao criticized him in June for not facing China in a diplomatic conflict.
He recently denounced acts of corruption in government aid due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Duterte You cannot be re-elected because Philippine laws prevent it, but there are reports that you could present to your daughter Sara, mayor of Davao.
Pacquiao leaves box to be president of the Philippines?
During the week of his fight against Yordenis Ugás, Manny pacquiao He said his decision to continue boxing would depend on how well he was recovering.
The Filipino lost against the Cuban on August 21 by unanimous decision by cards of 115-113, 116-112 and 116-112.
And although he officially announced that he will hold for the presidency of Philippines, left the door open for it.
Even his path in boxing is unknown, because on December 17 he will be 43 years old and in his last fight his age was noticed.