Senator Manny Pacquiao is allegedly seeking a leave of absence from his Senate duties to fight again if Arum is to be believed.
If this is true, then Manny Pacquiao’s is reneging on his election campaign promise.
If you’d recall, Manny Pacquiao told the voters via ABS-CBN News that he will do away with his old habit of skipping Congress duties and spending more time in the gym preparing for boxing fights should he win a Senate seat.
But after grabbing a senate seat, Manny Pacquiao is singing a different tune.
Let us check out how the netizens respond to this news.
Adrian Connor Evans wrote:
Do not file a Senate Leave, just leave completely.
Dale Milano wrote:
Kung hindi ba naman bastos to. Pacquiao, wag mong sabihin na “para sa bayan” yang laban na yan at senador ka na. Pumasok ka at magtrabaho as a senator. Kung ayaw, pede ka naman magresign at ituloy yang boxing career mo
Vivencio Ramirez wrote:
Pacquiao is a great boxer, YES! Outside of the ring he’s just one pretender, so sorry to say. Too bad, many bobotantes still voted for him as senator tsk tsk tsk
Roy Hermosilla dug up Pacquiao’s election campaign statement regarding not fighting gain and focus on his job as a senator.
Eto sabi ni Manny bago mag eleksyon
”Kaya po ako natagalan magdesisyon is because of that. Kapag magdecide ako – although nag-decide na nga ako – ang inisip ko, kapag pumasok ako kailangan seryoso, walang absent, palaging papasok, dahil buong bansa ang responsibilidad mo,” the boxing champ said.
Anthony A. Coloma wrote:
Pacman, gawin mo nang 6 years ang leave of absence mo without pay. Then i-appoint mo yung 13th placer noong eleksyon as your replacement. Sigurado kami na after that fight hahanap pa ng ibang boxers ang promoter mo as your next opponent.
Rose Melendres Espinosa wrote:
Hay naku! Shouldn’t he be penalized or disqualified from his post as Senator?? Put someone who will prioritize his duty to the Filipino. He was elected to serve the people and not earn another boxing title for himself. Pacman you are a big letdown!
Victoria Borromeo wrote:
I won in the bet!!! Thanks Manny Paquiao. I knew it was a lie. Truly a politician. Ha ha ha. I think you are doing this not because to bring prestige to the Filipinos. But for your ego? Naku kapag tumakbo ka pa as President at nanalo ka pa. Hindi ko na alam talaga saan tayo pupulutin. Biro mo naging Senator ka pa. I can’t blame you for winning this time, but I do blame the ones who voted you.
Ruben O. Viray wrote:
This Senator thinks only his pocket for the bout…Millions of dollars win or lose…perhaps he has forgotten that he was voted to the senate and not to the boxing world… Tsk tsk tsk…
Mars Escarlan wrote:
He was just saying to retire from boxing & fucos political career to convince the unconvinced voters & finally he did it he became a senator & now looking for a chance to fight again in the ring .people may say ok lng yan karangalan nman dala nya pabalik sa pilipinas .eh bakit hindi nlng xa ang ipapadala sa rio olympic kung karangalan ang habol natin?
Mich Ramos Salazar wrote:
You’ve better resigned pacman, actually you know nothing about politics..
Don’t be greedy in your career as a boxing be content what you have… Better spend more time in you’re family…
Baka matalo kna sa next na Laban mo!!!
Erlen Leonor Reyes wrote:
“Pacquiao promises a complete attendance in senate”
Anong kagag*han nanaman to? Mag focus ka nalang sa boxing kung di mo kaya paninzdigan yung promise mo for Filipino people.
Meanwhile, not al netizens are against Manny Pacquiao’s plan of going back to the ring.
Henrita Bumanghat wrote:
Filipinos should not complain with this activities of Manny. It’s the choice of the Filipinos who let him seat in the senate. Don’t blame him. Blame ourselves.
God bless you boxer and senator Manny…..
Kent June Aniñon Anqui wrote:
Only a true fighter and athlete can understand the things in d mind of manny… Im proud of u sir manny
Go lang !! Yaan mo sila puro panghuhusga lang yan
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