Manny Pacquiao still praying for 2022 election plans, says special assistant

Senator Manny Pacquiao is still praying for his plans 2022 national election plans, his special assistant said Thursday.

“Ipinagdadasal pa ni Sen. MP ang mga plano niya para sa 2022. Sa ngayon, ang kaniyang eh kung paano makatulong sa ating mga kababayan, lalo na sa mga naging biktima ng bagyo,” Jake Joson said when asked if Pacquiao would run for in 2022.

Senator Manny Pacquiao is now the new of President Rodrigo Duterte’s party PDP-Laban. He vowed to fight corruption and for the marginalized.

“We are not beholden to big businesses, foreign entities, nor vested interests, but only to the Filipino people. We are here to fight for the poor, the jobless, the homeless, the voiceless, and the hopeless. This is what the PDP-Laban under Manny Pacquiao will stand for,” Pacquiao said in a speech during the PDP-Laban Fellowship Night on Wednesday.

“Galit na galit ako sa mga (corrupt) na mga opisyal pati na rin sa mga (corrupt) na government workers. Sila ang nagnanakaw ng pera ng bayan, pera na dapat ay para sa mga programa at proyekto na makakatulong sa ating mga naghihirap na kababayan,” he said, emphasizing Duterte’s call to fight corruption.

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Manny Pacquiao still praying for 2022 election plans

Meanwhile, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco is now the new PDP-Laban executive vice president.

The new party leaders would work “very closely” with their chairman President Rodrigo Duterte.

Pacquiao replaced Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, who believes the boxing champ “has the time, energy, and boldness to prepare the party for the 2022 national and local elections.”

In June, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum claimed that boxing champ turned senator Manny Pacquiao is planning to run for of the Philippines in 2022.

“The first I think we’ll get as a fighter is little Manny Pacquiao, who told me, once again, I did a Zoom telephone call with him, “Bob, I’m gonna run in 2022 and, when I win, I want you there at my inauguration,’ he said.

The only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing did not comment on Bob Arum’s statement.