MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – GMA News is reporting that Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao has confirmed that he is running for senator of the Philippines, with the blessings of his wife, mother and God.
The congressman from the province of Saranggani follows in the footsteps of Governor from the U.S. State of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, who when he announced he was seeking the Republican nomination for president in the 2016 elections, said it was all “God’s plan.”
The eight-division boxing champ did not say under whose ticket he would run.
His wife Jinky, who is the vice governnor of Saranggani supports his decision, and his mother, Mommy Dionisia, gave her blessing, saying it is God’s will for her son to run for national office.
It wasn’t clear whether or not Pacquiao will retire from boxing as a result of his candidacy. He lost to American Floyd Mayweather in last May’s “Fight of the Century” in Las Vegas.
As a congressman, he holds the distinction of the legislator with the most number of absences. (Well, to be fair, he was out training and fighting).
Back to Scott Walker. He has, since then, dropped out of the U.S. presidential race. Apparently, God’s “plan” changed.
Will God change His mind for Pacquiao as well?