Manny Pacquiao launches bid for Philippine presidency

Manny Pacquiao, a Philippine senator and boxing legend, accepted the nomination by the PDP-Laban–Pacquiao faction for the presidency in the 2022 Philippine election scheduled for May.
Pacquiao won his biggest fight outside of the boxing ring in the last month, ending months of speculation at the faction's National Assembly held in Quezon City.

"I am a fighter, and I will always be one. I have never backed down from a fight in my entire life. Because I am proud of my nation's pride and principle, Pacquiao stated during his acceptance speech.

Pacquiao was born in poverty and had to leave the world for a career as a boxer before he decided it was time to fight poverty.

He also warned corrupt officials of the Philippine government that they were "nearing imprisonment."

Your time is up We gave you a chance but you failed us. "We waited for a long period, decades have passed, and nothing happened," Pacquiao stated.

According to Pacquiao, approximately 10,000 grassroots members were present virtually.

Pacquiao (62-8-2 and 39 KOs), 42 lost to Yordenis Ugas, WBA "super" Welterweight Champion, last month in Las Vegas. In 2010, he was elected senator of the republic.

He did not discuss his boxing future in the nomination and he didn't pick a running partner. However, Pacquiao was allowed by PDP-Laban to choose his vice president or senatorial slate.

PDP-Laban's opposition has nominated Senator BongGo for president and President Rodrigo Duterte as vice president. Duterte, on the other hand, indicated his intent to run as vice president. Go declined the nomination. A sitting president can't seek reelection under Philippine law.

Lutgardo Barbo, an ex-Governor of Eastern Samar, was the other announcement from the party as he vies for a Senate seat. When Pimentel was Senate President, he served as Senate secretary for PDP-Laban's national chairman Koko Pimentel.

Pacquiao is now the second person to declare his intention to run in the election for the highest office in the country. A few weeks ago, Panfilo Lacson, a fellow senator, and Vicente Sotto III, a vice president, announced their partnership.