Pacquiao hits canvas outside home province Sarangani

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sent Filipino boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao to the canvas in Mindanao, where the Mindanaoan bet was unable to regain his legs in the May 9 race for the presidency. Pacquiao’s willpower and prayers could only land him on the second spot in … Read more

In final pitch, Pacquiao says elections a fight of poor vs rich

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao wrapped up the grueling 90-day campaign in his hometown General Santos City on Saturday, May 7, the place where it all started. Back in his bailiwick, Pacquiao spoke without pretense and with “righteous anger,” as he called it, about the ills of society which he hopes … Read more

Pacquiao vows war on corruption more intense than ‘tokhang’

Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao says his ‘war on corruption’ would not be bloody, but it would be uncompromising and send the corrupt and their cohorts behind bars one after the other at a scale never before seen in the country CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, April … Read more

Artists supporting Pacquiao in San Juan rally

MANILA, Philippines – A number of artists are supporting the presidential bid of Senator Manny Pacquiao. On Saturday, April 23, Pacquiao held a grand rally which they called a “gathering of faithful believers” at Pinaglabanan Shrine in San Juan City. Veteran actors Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama were there. Gutierrez said, “Manny ba kayo? Ako … Read more

Alternative bet? Pacquiao says his run is ‘rebolusyon ng mahihirap na Pilipino’

Presidential bet Manny Pacquiao says the next administration could become more polarizing, if a certain candidate wins MANILA, Philippines – Presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao has presented himself as “the” alternative candidate, as he held a grand rally in San Juan City on Saturday, April 23. In his biggest rally in Metro Manila yet, the boxing … Read more

Pacquiao braves Marcos country Ilocos Norte

ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines – For presidential bet Manny Pacquiao, there’s no such thing as a “Solid North.” On Wednesday, April 20, Pacquiao braved Ilocos Norte – the bailiwick and political base of the Marcoses, crunching his supposed two-day sortie in Ilocos provinces into one day. From Laoag City, Pacquiao went around other towns during his … Read more

Pacquiao campaign manager says election day budget tight

MANILA, Philippines – The campaign manager of presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao said on Tuesday, April 19, that the team’s budget for election day is “tight,” but they believe that “God will provide.” In a Rappler Talk interview, Pacquiao campaign manager Salvador “Buddy” Zamora said the campaign did not receive “much [financial] support.” Play Video But … Read more

First 100 days: What would Pacquiao do?

MANILA, Philippines – If Manny Pacquiao happens to defy all odds and becomes president, what would he do in his first 100 days in office? He said that his first marching order would be to knock out corruption, followed by strengthening the economy and providing jobs and housing to Filipinos. Pacquiao laid out his plans … Read more

Pacquiao may have softened on death penalty issue, but still wants to execute drug importers

MANILA, Philippines – After taking a step back from his previous hard-line support for the imposition of the death penalty, presidential bet Manny Pacquiao made it known Sunday, April 3, he still favored the capital punishment against drug importers. At the second presidential debate organized by the Commission on Elections, candidates were asked about extrajudicial … Read more

Pacquiao is Iloilo City mayor’s 2nd choice for president

ILOILO CITY, Philippines – If Vice President Leni Robredo did not run for the presidency, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas said he would have supported Senator Manny Pacquiao’s bid. “Senator Manny is a very good friend and if VP Leni did not run, I would probably be supporting him,” Treñas told reporters on Thursday, March … Read more