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Boxer Manny Pacquiao Joins Philippine Presidential Race
« on: September 21, 2021, 01:32:56 AM »
Boxer Manny Pacquiao Joins Philippine Presidential Race
By Jason Gutierrez
Sept. 20, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/world/asia/manny-pacquiao-president-philippines.html

MANILA — The former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has shuffled his way into the presidential race in the Philippines.

Mr. Pacquiao, the country’s best-known athlete, already holds a seat in the Senate but faces tough opposition as a presidential candidate. He was formerly the president of the PDP-Laban, the ruling party in the Philippines, before being ousted by a faction loyal to President Rodrigo Duterte, whose government Mr. Pacquiao has accused of corruption.

“To government officials who continue to rob government coffers, you will soon find others in jail,” Mr. Pacquiao warned on Sunday when he announced his candidacy. “Your time is up.”

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Re: Boxer Manny Pacquiao Joins Philippine Presidential Race
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2022, 01:17:53 AM »
In biggest fight of his life, Pacquiao concedes to frontrunner Marcos
By: Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQINQUIRER.net / 10:58 PM May 10, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao has conceded the presidential race to frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., throwing in the towel in what could be the biggest fight of his life.

In the latest partial and unofficial count of the Commission on Elections, Pacquiao placed third among preferred presidential candidates, trailing far behind Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo.

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