- Senator Manny Pacquiao revealed that he has been working to get a college degree
- He also agreed that a college degree should be a requirement for Senatorial and Presidential candidates
- The boxing icon also discussed the speculations about him running as a president in 2022 elections
Senator Manny Pacquiao has shared during an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) that he agrees on requiring a college degree for both Senatorial and Presidential aspirants.
“Sa akin, sang-ayon naman ako dun,” Pacquiao said, according to the report of Inquirer.
“Pero kung ganon, baka hindi ka na mag-qualify?” ABS-CBN’s news anchor Karen Davila asked.
“Hindi, nag-aaral naman ako,” Pacquiao said.
“May degree ka na?” Davila asked.
“Malapit na,” the boxing icon answered.
However, Pacquiao refused to name the college or university he is attending in Manila. The senator just made it clear that he is gaining his college degree on the side.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Pacquiao and Davila discussed the Presidential election in 2022. The boxing champion said that he is not thinking about it yet.
"Sa ngayon, hindi ko iniisip yung mga thing about running for 2022," Pacquaio stated.
"Iniisip ko, yung solution about sa problema sa bansa natin especially economic, especially madaming naghihirap ngayon. Yung taxes natin napakataas, nahihirpaan ang taumbayan," he added.
Pacquiao insisted that he is happy fulfilling his job as the country’s senator and giving pride to the Philippines as a boxing icon.
"Masaya ako bilang senador gampanan trabaho ko, tapos nagbibigay ako ng karanagalan sa ating bansa. Masaya na ako diyan nagamapanana ko trabaho ko. Yun ang nasa puso ko," Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao dropped out of high school due to poverty. The Department of Education (DepEd) has awarded Pacquiao a high school diploma when he took and passed the high school equivalency exam.
To prepare for his political career, Pacquiao took a course about governance at the Development Academy of the Philippines-Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM).
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