- Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao has been rumored to have plans to run for the presidency in 2022 elections
- In an earlier interview, Senator Panfilo Lacson told journalist Karen Davila that the boxing legend intends to run for president
- In a video clip, Manny gave a rather vague message saying that being a president is a destiny given by God
- The boxer and politician also said that whoever becomes the next president should be compassionate and empathetic
Senator Manny Pacquiao said in a recent video from Philippine Star's Facebook page, "Ang pagiging presidente ay destiny na kaloob ng Dios." Amidst the gossip that he has plans to run for presidency in the election in 2022, the renowned boxer has said nothing to confirm or deny the rumor.
Instead, the boxing legend shared what he wants from the next Philippine President.
"Ngunit ang hangad ko sa susunod na magiging presidente ay tunay na malasakit at tunay na pagmamahal sa mamamayang Pilipino."
He also expressed his feelings regarding "political colors".
“Tigilan na natin ang kulay pulitika, wala nang dilaw, wala nang pula, wala nang orange o kung ano man ang kulay mo. Maawa naman tayo sa sambayanang Pilipino."
Before Manny's video was posted online, Senator Panfilo Lacson claimed that the legendary sports icon intends to run for presidency in a video interview with journalist Karen Davila for ABS-CBN News.
Karen Davila clarified Senator Lacson's statement and asked, "May plano? May planong tumakbong presidente?" Lacson responded, "Yeah, that early, that early."
"So your confirming this?" Karen Davila asked again and the senator replied, "I think this was late last year. Yeah, sinabi naman niya."
Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer and politician who is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines and as party president of the PDP–Laban party. Nicknamed "PacMan", he is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time.
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