RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Fans of Manny Pacquiao may have a chance to see their Filipino boxing idol fight in the ring one more time — at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held this August in Rio de Janeiro.
Negotiations are underway for Pacquiao, who was just elected senator in his country, to join the Philippine delegation to the Rio games. It could be the only path for the Philippines to win a gold medal.
As Pacquiao mulls his participation in the Olympics, he told The Adobo Chronicles that he is planning to submit an absent excuse letter to the Senate to cover the time he will be in Rio for the Olympics.
The senator-elect was among the top absentees in the Philippine House of Representatives where he sat as a congressman representing his home province of Sarangani.
Now we know why Pacquiao recently said that he cannot promise the Filipino voters that he will have a perfect attendance during his term as senator.
It all makes sense now.