On February 12, , Pacquiao officially announced that he would be running for a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives in the May legislative election , aiming to represent the 1st District of South Cotabato province. Jeff Horn defeat will not stop legend fighting".

He would run as the candidate of the Liberal Party faction under Manila mayor Lito Atienza that had affiliated with the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Pacquiao was defeated in the election by incumbent Rep.

Darlene Antonino-Custodio of the Nationalist People's Coalitionwho said, "More than anything, I think, people weren't prepared to lose him as their boxing icon. On November 21,Pacquiao confirmed that he would run again for the congressional seatbut this time in Sarangani province, the hometown of his wife Jinkee. Villar said arrangements were made to accommodate Pacquiao's People's Champ Movement in a coalition with the Nacionalista Party for the May elections in Sarangani.

On May 13,Pacquiao was officially proclaimed congressman of the lone district of Sarangani.

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He scored a landslide victory over the wealthy and politically well-entrenched Chiongbian clan that had been in power in the province for more than thirty years. Pacquiao gotvotes while his opponent for the seat, Roy Chiongbian, got 60, votes.

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Additionally, his wife, Jinkee, was also elected as Vice-Governor of Sarangani, while his younger brother, Rogelio was defeated by incumbent Rep. At the proclamation ceremony, an elections commissioner introduced Pacquiao as the people's champion and called out his name in the same slow style that he is introduced in his world-famous bouts, drawing cheers from the audience.

Pacquiao garnered more than 16 million votes, landing 7th among 12 new members of the Senate. The movie was not a commercial success and was panned by critics. On December 17,he taped his first episode of the networks infotainment show Pinoy Records. InAmerican actor Sylvester Stallone was reportedly in talks with Pacquiao over co-starring in one of Stallone's future films. The project did not push through as no further updates were given after the initial report. InPacquiao appeared on Tosh. It resulted in Pacquiao winning in one punch. On May 18,it was reported that Pacquiao will shoot his first Hollywood film after his June 9 fight with Tim Bradley.

He will play a gangster in this movie that will also feature other fighters and martial artists such as Hector EchavarriaLyoto MachidaAnderson Silva and Frank Mir. Filipino-American Rob Schneider also confirmed the report in an interview that he'll be working with Pacquiao in a movie. The working title is Brass Knuckles and will be directed by Erick Geisler. Pacquiao has also turned to singing as part of his entertainment career. Most of the Tagalog songs of Pacquiao were composed by Lito Camo. The following are the songs from Manny Pacquiao's albums:.

A film based on Pacquiao's life, Pacquiao: Another film was based on Pacquiao's early life in boxing Kid Kulafuwas released on April 15,featuring young actor Robert Villar as Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao The film dramatizes the life of the Filipino boxing superstar during his childhood. A documentary entitled "Manny" which featured Pacquiao's early life as well as his boxing and political career was released with Liam Neeson as the narrator.

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Pacquiao became the first Filipino athlete to appear on a postage stamp. Pacquiao became the first Filipino Olympic non-participant to be Team Philippines' flag-bearer during the August 8 opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium.

Various business sectors have solicited Manny Pacquiao's help in endorsing their products through commercial advertisements in print and in broadcast media. These include detergents, medicines, foods, beverage, garments, telecommunications and even a political ad for politicians during the and Philippine elections.

Pacquiao was one of Time's most influential people for the yearfor his exploits in boxing and his influence among the Filipino people.


Pacquiao has also appeared on the cover of Time magazine Asia for their November 16, issue. According to their five-page feature story, " Pacquiao is a fighter with enough charisma, intelligence and backstory to help rescue a sport lost in the labyrinth of pay-per-view.

Global brands like Nike want him in their ads. He leaves the Philippines to make it even bigger, conquering the world again and again to bring back riches to his family and friends.

Pacquiao was also featured on the cover of Reader's Digest Asia, where a seven-page story was written about the Filipino boxing superstar. Pacquiao is also mentioned in some hip-hop tracks including Kool A. A day after the bank account freeze, the BIR also issued an order to freeze all of Pacquiao's Philippine properties, whereupon Pacquiao presented documents to the press showing the income tax for non-resident alien payment by his promoter to the BIR's US counterpart, the Internal Revenue Serviceas well as a letter from Bob Arum.

In MayPacquiao was mistakenly quoted as saying "gay men should be put to death. In FebruaryPacquiao, in a video statement posted by TV5made a comment on the issue of same-sex marriage. Pacquiao, in vernacular, described people in same-sex civil marriages as behaving worse than animals because animals generally do not have same-sex mating. Pacquiao later apologized and stated that while, as a Christian, he is still against same-sex marriage, which is against Biblical teachings, and he did not condemn gay people themselves, [90] saying that he loves them all and is praying for them.

It was revealed following Mayweather vs Pacquiao that Pacquiao had sustained an undisclosed injury to his right shoulder while training, and that while it had healed in time for the fight, he re-injured it during the 4th round. As of [update]currently Pacquiao is facing a lawsuit of 5 million dollars by two fans for failing to disclose the shoulder injury in the lead up to his bout with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Pacquiao said he had sustained the injury weeks out from the fight after the loss to Mayweather. However, after facing lawsuits due to Pacquiao's statement, Pacquiao has said that he sustained the injury during the fight in which it flared up in the 3rd round. Speculation arose that the injury was an excuse for the loss to Mayweather because Pacquiao did not mention an injury in the post fight interview with Max Kellerman.


Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum stated that Pacquiao suffered the injury back in causing even more confusion as Pacquiao just stated that he suffered the injury during the fight now that he is facing lawsuits.

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This victory propelled him into successful boxing run that went on for two decades. Inhe moved to a larger weight division.

Manny stepped into this fight as a last minute replacement, but won by a technical knockout. This was the second major boxing title that he won. This fight took place in Las Vegas and Pacquiao ended up defending this title four times. Many consider this as the fight that defined his career. During this time, Manny was fighting in the featherweight division for the first time.

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He defeated Marco through a technical knockout in the 11th round. Manny won the Lineal and The Ring Featherweight championship becoming the first Asian and Filipino to be a three-division world champion. He defended this title twice. Asked about the incident, Rosalio laughs with an air of mild embarrassment and insists: I don't know where the story came from … Perhaps it was a misunderstanding.

Appearing to suggest that the story may have arisen from the differences between him and his ex-wife during their bitter split, Rosalio says, "I always supported my son's boxing career in those days. His mother didn't want him to box but I encouraged him. However, Rosalio confirms he is now much closer to his son and has flown to see him in seven fights since their reconciliation.


He proudly shows a picture of Pacquiao with his arm resting somewhat awkwardly on his shoulder at a birthday party for the boxer's grandmother, in General Santos, last year. Manny is always helping people. He is very generous. If someone approaches him to ask for help, he will help. He looks after his parents and he looks after his brothers and sister. Pacquiao's flamboyant mother, Dionisia, who unlike his father regularly appears on TV and in newspapers and magazines, has a year-old boyfriend and lives in a luxuriously appointed American-style villa on the outskirts of General Santos that is guarded by a gaggle of young security guards in sportswear and baseball caps.

For Mejia, however - who is uncannily like a Filipino version of the Burgess Meredith character Mickey the trainer from the Rocky films - the setting for the biggest fight of Pacquiao's life will be the rough streets of General Santos, where he first lit the fuse of the boxer's passion for the sport. But with a moving devotion to Pacquiao's career, Uncle Sardo watches every contest and, as he used to do with the Tyson bouts, analyses his every move. If you look at punching power, Manny is better.

Even though he is not part of the lavishly rewarded entourage of trainers and advisers who accompany Pacquiao in his world of mega-stardom, Mejia seems as thrilled as anyone at the spectacle of the scrawny kid he introduced to boxing etching his name on the roll call of the sport's all-time greats. I last saw him in February, when he came back to General Santos. I said to him, 'Don't let Mayweather get too close to you in the ring.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao's incredible rags to riches story Manny Pacquiao's family were once so poor they often had to go without rice. Children cleared from the street ahead of Pope's Manila visit. Vaping and e-cigarettes in Hong Kong: Newsletter Sign-up Your weekly dose of Post Magazine direct to your inbox. The email address is already in use. Please login to subscribe. Your submission has been received.

Trending topics Best of Long Reads. Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, more popularly known as Pac-Man, is a Filipino boxer, media celebrity, and politician. He is the first and the only eight-division boxing champion in the world. Pacquiao has won 10 world titles in total and is also the first boxer who won lineal championships in four separate categories. His rise from poverty to world-wide fame is a remarkable story.

Pacquiao is immensely popular in the Philippines and stars in movies, advertisements, TV shows and even has his image on a postage stamp. Sports, BoxRec have rated him as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.


He landed in the 11th position in the first round of the PBA draft, thus being the oldest rookie to be drafted in the Philippine Basketball Association.

He represented the province of Sarangani in the 15th and the 16th Congress of the Philippines and was elected to the House of Representatives both times.

Manny Pacquiao is now the second highest paid athlete in the world. December 17 ,