Boxer Senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine President

filipino boxing Icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections.

Pacquiao accepted the nomination of are PDP-Laban party on his national convention on Sunday, promise the Filipino to serve honestly? people who he said have waited for a change of government.

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“I am a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring,” said Pacquiao, 42, in his speech.

“In the name of our compatriots who longed for it for a long time for the right change in governmentI hope with all my heart, bravely and humbly for your support,” he added.

Pacquiao is the president of the PDP-Laban faction led by him and Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.

another faction of the party earlier this month, President Rodrigo named Duterte his vice presidential candidate, and Duterte’s former aide, Senator Bong Go, as a presidential candidate.

duterte, who is prohibited by the constitution from seeking a second six-year term, accepted the nomination, but Go has declined until run for president.

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Duterte has a brute campaign against illegal drugs, and said: last week he would rather”die first” before facing An international tribunal, the day after the International Criminal Court announced it would investigate allegations of crimes against humanity coupled with the hardship that has left thousands dead.

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