Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao to run for president in 2022

Philippine boxer-turned politician Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in 2022. – EPA pic, September 19, 2021.

PHILIPPINE boxer-turned-politician Manny Pacquiao said today he will run for president in 2022, ending months of speculation about whether the legendary fighter would seek the country’s top job.

“The time is now – we are ready to rise to the challenge of leadership,” said Pacquiao, as he accepted the nomination of a rival faction in President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruling party. 

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