Manny Pacquiao Accepts Nomination for Philippine President

As his boxing career is winding down, Manny Pacquiao is eyeing politics. The storied boxer has announced he will be running for Phillippine president in 2022.

Pacquiao was nominated during the national assembly of the PDP-Laban Party.

“I am a fighter and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring. In my whole life, I have not backed out of a fight,” Pacquiao said. “Because in the name of principle, the nation’s pride, I stand reaffirmed and strong. I am accepting your nomination as candidate for president of the Republic of the Philippines.”

I boldly accept the challenge of running as PRESIDENT of the Philippines. We need progress. We need to win against poverty. We need government to serve our people with integrity, compassion and transparency. The time is now. I am ready to rise to the challenge of leadership.

— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) September 19, 2021

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