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Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

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Stating; ’I am a fighter’ Boxer – senator eyes Philippines’ top spot in 2022

An AP News report out of MANILA, Philippines: Manny Pacquiao has announced that he will run for president of the Philippines in the 2022 elections.

Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been waiting for a change of government.

At the national convention Sunday, Pacquiao officially accepted the nomination of his party, the PDP-Laban party, stating that the Filipino people have been waiting for a change of government.

“I am a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring,” Pacquiao, 42, further stated.

“We need government to serve our people with integrity, compassion and transparency,” he added.

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

Earlier this month, another faction of the same party also nominated President Rodrigo Duterte to be its vice presidential candidate, in addition to Duterte’s former aide, Sen. Bong Go, as its presidential nominee.

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