Philippine boxing legend, national hero and politician Manny Pacquiao announced Sunday his program to run for president in the Could 2022 election.
Pacquiao announced his candidacy all through a assembly of a rival faction of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruling PDP-Laban bash in Quezon Metropolis.
The announcement by the 8-division entire world boxing champion will come months soon after he missing a expert fight versus Yordenis Ugas of Cuba in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao, 42, has been a senator considering that 2016. He beforehand served two terms in the Residence of Reps.
“I am a fighter and I will generally be a fighter inside and outside the house the ring,” Pacquiao was quoted by Abs-CBN News as stating following accepting nominations from about 20 PDP-Laban chapter leaders.
He vowed that he would combat poverty and corruption if elected president, stating Filipinos have waited way too very long to see progress.
Duterte will not be jogging for reelection because the Constitution boundaries the situation of president to a single 6-yr phrase.
But there has been speculation that his eldest daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio, the mayor of Davao Metropolis, may well operate. He himself has reported he will run as his political party’s prospect in the vice presidential race.