- Sen. Manny Pacquiao makes good on his promise to file his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for president in next year’s elections on the first day of October
- On board his huge campaign bus, Sen. Pacquiao is accompanied by his wife, Jinkee Pacquiao, and Buhay Partylist Representative at former Manila Mayor, Lito Atienza, who was revealed to be the senator’s running-mate
- The huge campaign bus, on the other hand, captured the crowd’s attention, particularly on the words emblazoned on its side, prominent among them are the words “Man of Destiny”
- The “Man of Destiny” caption are in white and red letters, with the first three and last two letters colored in red, which when concatenated, would bring forth the word “Manny”
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Sen. Manny Pacquiao made good his promise to file his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for president in next year’s presidential elections on Friday, October 1.
Manny Pacquiao, nag-file ng Certificate of Candidacy para pagka-pangulo; Rep. Lito Atienza, running-mate
Seen with him were his running-mate Buhay Partylist Representative Lito Atienza, Sen. Koko Pimentel, Vice-Mayor Buboy Fernandez, and Sen. Manny’s wife, Jinkee Pacquiao.
All of them were aboard the huge dark-colored with streaks of red campaign bus of Sen. Manny.
The huge campaign bus itself has caught the crowd’s attention, particularly the huge captions written on its side.
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One of these captions are the words “Man of Destiny,” which is particularly prominent because of its size.
The two-color caption shows the first three and last two letters were in red color, while the rest is white.
Eliminating the white-colored letters and concatenating the ones in red would reveal “Manny,” the nickname of the senator.
Other captions include “For God and country” and “Laban ng Bayan ang laban ni Pacman.”
The caption “For God and country” is a familiar fixture that often accompany Sen. Pacquiao’s tarpaulins that have been sprouting in different parts of the country.
Manny would have wanted to walk to the campaign venue from where his campaign bus is parked, but he was prevented from doing so by the police, who pleaded with him to ride his vehicle because of the immense crowd that would surely follow if he walks.
The senator immediately heeded the policeman’s plea and instead rode a white SUV towards the COC filing venue.
Manny Pacquiao is an eight-division world boxing champion, considered one of the greatest boxers in history. He also found success as a politician, first becoming a congressman before getting elected as a senator. Manny is married to Jinkee Pacquiao, whom he called his best friend.
Sen. Manny Pacquiao had made good on his word to file on October 1 his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for president in next year’s elections. The senator, along with a long convoy of vehicles, rode his huge campaign bus to Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City. Buhay Partylist Representative and former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, whom Sen. Manny chose as his running mate, accompanied the Senator. During the Q&A after he submitted his COC, Manny revealed that he will be running under the banner of the Promdi party, saying that his PDP-Laban faction has coalesced with Promdi.
A couple of days ago, Manny's wife, Jinkee, took to Instagram to post a loving message after watching the video of her husband Manny Pacquiao announcing his retirement. She said the video made her remember each and every one of Manny’s fights, particularly if the opponents looked too big for him. Despite the odds, however, Jinkee said Manny always faced his boxing rivals with faith and courage. She then assured her husband that no matter what happens, she and the rest of the family will always be Manny’s side.