- Pres. Rodrigo Duterte once more unleashed scathing words against Sen. Manny Pacquiao
- The President pinpointed that it does not mean that because Pacquiao is a champion in boxing, he is also a champion in politics
- The latest pronouncement of the President added to the fire that has already sparked between the two camps
- It can be recalled that Pacquiao's statement that the current administration is more corrupt triggered the President, bringing the latter to counter the statement
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has once more unleashed heated words against Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
In a statement Thursday, ABS-CBN News reported that the President addressed Pacquiao and stated that being a boxing champ does not mean that he is also a champion in politics.
"You know, when you are a champion in boxing, it doesn’t mean to say you are a champion in politics," said Duterte.
"He’s blabbering his mouth, tapos na. I am waiting for his word, for the next department that he will choose to investigate," added Duterte, still taking a jab at Pacquiao.
Earlier, Pacquiao said that the current government is more corrupt than its predecessor.
This did not sit well with Duterte, and so he challenged Pacquiao to name the alleged corrupt agencies, which the latter accepted and named the Duque-led DOH as one of the alleged corrupt ones.
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Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino politician and also a professional boxer. He is nicknamed "PacMan." He is also regarded as one of the best professional boxers in the world. He is now the party president of PDP Laban — the ruling political party.
Duterte, deretsahang hinamon si Pacquiao pagkatapos sabihin ng huli mas corrupt administrasyon ngayon
Pacman said that while he respects the opinion of the President, he does not agree with his assessment that he has “shallow knowledge” when it comes to foreign policy. The senator said that he is a Filipino speaking out on what needs to be said in defense of what was already adjudged as rightfully belonging to the Philippines. Sen. Manny also said that he believes his statement reflects the feelings and sentiments of the majority of Filipinos.
Duterte slammed Senator Manny Pacquiao for the lawmaker’s criticism on his position on the West Philippine Sea. Earlier, Sen. Pacquiao criticized President Duterte for his stance on the territorial dispute with China, describing it as lacking. The President said Senator Pacquiao “has a very shallow knowledge” and told him to “study first.” President Duterte made this statement during an interview with one of his closest friends, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy.
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