VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao Signs Certificate of Candidacy for President of the Philippines

Published 10/01/2021, 9:17 AM EDT


After an emotional farewell to boxing, Manny Pacquiao looks ready for the second phase of his life as a political hero of the Philippines. The Senator had already confirmed his participation in the upcoming presidential elections in his motherland. He has now begun the official work for that.

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This assures a complete quell on his in-ring career unless ‘Pac-Man’ decides to lace up the gloves again in the future, possibly in an exhibition. However, he doesn’t seem to carry any such ideas as of now. On returning to the ring after 2 years, ‘Pac-Man’ suffered a UD loss against Yordenis Ugas on August 21.

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Merely a month later, Manny Pacquiao has now signed the certificate of candidacy for president of the Philippines. Already a Senator, this is a massive leap for Pacquiao’s political career. He has been a role model for his people for several years. Now, he can finally be their leader and serve, which he had been doing since becoming the Senator.

The official social media handle of Bloomberg Quick take posted a video of Pacquiao’s presidential candidate certificate signing.

Manny Pacquiao had claimed that he would remain active after the return against Ugas. Starting from a re-match against ’54 Milagros’ to accepting the potential fight against Errol Spence Jr, Pacquiao had teased several possibilities for his in-ring journey.

Nevertheless, Pacquiao has nothing left to achieve as a boxer. Aged 42, he is also way past his prime. Hence, moving from the ring to becoming a full-time politician might have been the best decision for the Filipino legend.

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Manny Pacquiao – The Living Legend

Apart from being successful in his professions, Pacquiao is also a beloved father and husband. His wife Jinkee Pacquiao has been a massive support in his career. And even in the second innings, Pacquiao has his wife right beside him. People spotted the celebrity couple even during the recent paper signings of presidential elections.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hence, the Filipino elections will garner global attention this time, especially from boxing fans. If Manny Pacquiao wins the race, it will be a whirlwind of emotions across the country of the Philippines and several of his fans all over the world.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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