- The camp of Manny Pacquiao revealed they will file cyber libel and estafa charges against the senator’s former aide and friend, Jayke Joson
- The spokesperson of Sen. Pacquiao also denied the allegations made by Joson in his interviews with the media
- Sen. Pacquiao’s camp also disputed the claims of Joson that he is a business manager of the boxing legend
- Earlier, Joson claimed that Pacquiao turned his back on Paradigm after receiving P165M in cash advance for the planned fight with Conor McGregor
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The camp of Sen. Manny Pacquiao has revealed they are set to file cyber libel and estafa charges against his former close friend and aide, Jayke Joson.
According to a report by ABS-CBN, Pacman’s camp also denied the allegations made by Joson, particularly the one about Senator Pacquiao making off with P165M in cash advances for his supposed fight with Conor McGregor.
Manny Pacquiao, inakusahan ng dating agent niya na ibinulsa umano ang P165M sa naunsiyaming McGregor fight
In a report by GMA News, Joson claimed that P100M of the amount came from Paradigm Sports Management (PSM), while the P65M was raised by him and Arnold Vegafria after Sen. Pacquiao allegedly requested for an additional cash advance.
Known as the “Pambansang Anino,” Joson is a constant fixture in almost all of Sen. Pacquiao’s fights since 2004.
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However, the two had a falling out after Sen. Pacquiao noticed Joson had been doing some wrong things behind the boxing legend’s back, an Inquirer report quoting Pacman’s legal counsel and spokesperson, Atty. Nikki de Vega, stated.
“Kapag may mali, may katiwalian ka nang ginagawa... hindi po uubra kay Sen. Manny kahit na matagal na ang kanilang pinagsamahan,” Atty. de Vega said.
She also said that Sen. Pacquiao does not tolerate any wrongdoing even for friends he has known for a long time.
Pacman’s spokesperson, however, did not go into details as to what are the wrongdoings of Joson that caused the senator to turn sour toward his former friend and aide.
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.
Jayke Joson, Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s former business agent and special assistant, recently went public to accuse the boxing legend of pocketing P165M in cash advance for a planned match with Connor McGregor. The supposed boxing match did not happen as the camp of Sen. Pacquiao announced he will instead fight Errol Spence Jr. Joson did not say, however, if there was an offer from PacMan to return the money, if the claims are indeed true. The boxing legend’s camp flatly denied the allegations of Joson and has vowed to file a criminal complaint against Pacquiao’s former aide.
Jayke Joson was also a guest of the latest episode of Take It Per Minute, where he was the "Man of the Hour." Cristy Fermin called Jayke as the "Pambansang Anino" for 17 years, and she said that he has been with Manny Pacquiao and wherever Pacquiao is, he would also be there. The longtime friend of Pacman then claimed that it was the camp of Sen. Pacquiao who lambasted him first on social media, particularly, the bagman of Pacquiao. He then alleged that the bagman is the husband of the twin sister of Jinkee, Janet, or whom he called as "Tibo, who is the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Steve "Tibo" Jumalon.