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Los Angeles – world-renowned boxer known for his vicious left hook and unending spring on his steps in the ring, Manny Pacquiao has been considered to be a prime candidate for the Philippine presidency ever since he shocked everyone by deciding to enter politics back in 2010 and becoming a senator in 2016. With the approaching 2022 Philippine presidential elections, talk of him running for the presidency is circling the country once more.

Even the current president, Rodrigo Duterte, is pro “the Pacman” as he said in Pacquiao’s 39th birthday party in 2017, “I told him when we were alone, I want him to become president.”

It is true that Manny has brought much joy and pride into the Philippines, a country who loves to associate the Filipino pride with those that succeed internationally.

Coming from a very poor and difficult past and having to work hard to get to where he is at, the Filipinos consider Manny to be a hero because he symbolizes the journey of the Filipinos.

People who have met the eight-division world champion all agree that he is a down-to-earth, simple and humble man. One thing about Manny is that he never forgets where he came from and this fuel his tremendously generous heart. Below is an example of how a random encounter with a struggling ice cream vendor led to a man providing his fellow citizen with money, a new house, and a better job.

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