- Senator Manny Pacquiao admitted having used marijuana and shabu
- A netizen cited the boxer turned senator as a perfect example of a drug addict who was saved and was able to fulfill his dreams
- Said netizen posed a question, what if someone is a kid who is using drugs today but who also aspires to become a boxer someday, just like Pacquiao
Did Senator Manny Pacquiao, considered as the people’s champ for having come from the grassroots level before reaching the epitome of fame and fortune, forget his likewise somewhat dreary past that he is now perfectly okay with killing drug addicts despite being in a similar situation before?
The previous paragraph encapsulates the heartbreaking appeal of one netizen to Senator Pacquiao, and most likely to the rest of the people comprising the government of President Duterte.
Fox Santiago pointed out the good fortune that has come the Senator’s way even though the latter has admitted that he too once used illegal substances, otherwise commonly known as drugs.
The Senator made this statement during a training in preparation for his fight against Jessie Vargas, the WBO welterweight champion.
Senator Pacquiao openly admitted to reporters that he once used marijuana and shabu albeit he was young then, around 15 or 16 years old.
He said that he wasn’t hiding the fact that he had a taste of the said substances.
Now, he is one of the staunchest supporters of President Duterte and obviously the programs that the President is trying to implement.
Pacquiao has been actively defending the platforms and programs of the Duterte government including the restoration of death penalty, particularly for drug traffickers.
Being a professed Christian whose words are filled with invocations of the Almighty, many believe that what he is supporting is contrary to his professed faith. Christianity for one follows Jesus, who in the Bible, taught people to love their neighbors as they love themselves.
From the time that Duterte sat in office, more than 3,000 drug suspects have been killed. A witness, Edgar Matobato, has surfaced, claiming that as a member of the infamous Davao Death Squad (DDS), he is party to several killings in the said city, where then Davao Mayor Duterte was the mastermind.
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Many people have also made observations that the manner by which the DDS killed and disposed of bodies is the same as what’s happening now.
In an attempt to bring awareness and to open the eyes of Senator Manny Pacquiao, Fox Rodriguez said: