Pacquiao fields wife, brother for midterm polls

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Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER file photo

Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines–By indications, boxer-congressman Manny Pacquiao could be building a political dynasty.

Pacquiao’s People Champ Movement, which has teamed up with Vice President Jejomar Binay’s United Nationalist Alliance, is fielding his wife Jinkee to run as vice governor of Sarangani province in next year’s midterm elections.

Jinkee filed her certificate of candidacy for vice governor in Alabel town Tuesday morning, according to Alvin Quiñanola, the province’s election officer.

In an apparent move by Pacquiao to forge ties with the influential Chiongbian clan, Jinkee will be running alongside incumbent Sarangani Vice Gov. Steve Chiongbian-Solon, whom the PCM will be fielding in the gubernatorial race,

Solon’s possible rival was still undetermined as current Sarangani Gov. Miguel Dominguez is on his last term.

The boxing champ’s brother, Rogelio, will also run for congressman of the first district of South Cotabato against former mayor and now South Cotabato Rep. Pedro Acharon, Jr.

Rogelio is Pacquiao’s youngest brother and chair of Barangay Apopong here.

Pacquiao has tapped Councilor Ronnel Rivera, a son of fishing magnate Rodrigo Rivera Sr., to run against incumbent Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, who defeated the boxing icon in the 2007 mayoral race.

Aside from Rogelio, another member of the Pacquiao family–Lorelie–is also into politics, having won as village chair of Labangal here during the 2010 barangay elections.

Lorelie is wife of another Pacquiao brother, Bobby.

Pacquiao himself has announced his reelection bid as Sarangani representative.

After his defeat to Custodio in the city’s mayoral race in 2007, despite reportedly spending about P120 million in campaign funds, Pacquiao formally registered as a voter of Kiamba, Sarangani.

Pacquiao has claimed he lived in Sarangani before his foray into politics.

In 2010, he ran as representative of the province’s lone district and won against Roy Chiongbian, brother of then outgoing Rep. Erwin Chiongbian.

Roy has questioned Pacquiao’s residency but failed to have him disqualified.

Pacquiao’s victory against a Chiongbian, a political family with a reputation for tight grip over Sarangani, came as a surprise to many people.

But then, his supporters credited Pacquiao’s “charisma and pro-poor” outlook for his victory.

Pacquiao also took pride in defeating Chiongbian, whom he considered a “billionaire” and part of a political dynasty.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUNBI66J3EGEPMV5LFCN53OUGI JEO

    Really more fun in the Philippines where questionable and incompetent people trying to lead a nation. good luck Pinoys!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVOHKPIWQSANVIMDIYNJCPYYZ4 oscar

    At first I thought he was sincere in upgrading peoples lives when he entered politics.It is now appearing that he is capitalizing on his popularity and billions to establish another political dynasty in Phil politics.

  • marionics

    ang aga natuto ni pacman he he

  • UrHONOR

    PAG nahahanginan na lobo, gustong-gusto nitong puma-itaas hanggang sa dulo ng walang-hanggan.  At ano ang laman ng lobo?  HANGIN…hanging-hangin!

  • captainramius

    Manny you are a billionaire.  The best way for you to help the poor or your province mates is to set up a foundation ala Bill Gates. You hire good people to manage the fund and help the poor , why you and your wife and brother has to go into politics to help the poor.  Give way to the other deserving people in the province.  You have your own space to shine ( and earn ), which is boxing . Dont have to monopolize every opportunity of serving the public , give way , give chance to others .  We need very competent people in congress, you are a boxer not a legislator ,

  • captainramius

    The political arena in this country is nearing boiling point already.  I think majority of the electorates are vomiting on the way things are running , from a scam like the Party List, to the old trapos their wives and sons and daughters , the never ending actors and actresses , and now this .  

  • kishbuff

    Lumabas na ang tunay na kulay ni pakyeow! Iyan ang itinuro ng ‘lord’ nya, ang maging ganid. Sige, pati si aling dionesia isalang na din. Yun mga anak mo, patakbuhin mo na din! Ano ba ang nagawa mo sa kongreso, maginoong boksingero? Tuwing may laban, lugi ang bayan kasi absent ng absent. Bayad naman tayo ng bayad ng sweldo ng mga hinayups na ito! tsk tsk tsk. Nga pala, pati si Roachat Arum, patakbuhin mo na din!!!!!!! &^%$*&#!!!

  • Cubano

    Wala na bang ibang kandidato?  No wonder di tayo umaasenso.  OMG…..

  • Palparan

    Go manny! boboto ako sa misis mong maganda!…hahahaha!

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Puwede ka pa ba bumoto Lepto?

  • TuwadNaDaan

    Delikado na to….Pag naging Presidente na si Pakyaw, magiging Senate President na si Jinky tapos maging House Speaker na si Rogelio, tapos maging Secretary of National Defense na ang kanilang driver na si Mang Kolas at saka maging Central Bank Governor na ang taga pakain nang kanyang ga manokan na si Mang Teban at higit sa lahat ay maging Supreme Court Chief Justice na si Aling Dionesia….MORE FUNS IN THE PHILIPPINES…!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

      Chief Justice si Atty Gacal waahhhhhhhh

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AVMF52MK2ZW2XCZY5GFQLI72IY JOSHUA

    WTF????

  • zombie77

    Ano ba yaaaaannnnn????!!!&%$##!!! Pati yung asawa, kapatid, mga anak, mga pinsan…….OHHH my goodness!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

      pati sister in law!!!! garapal!!!!

  • damatannapo

    Grabe na ‘to. Wala na talagang magawa ang mga taong ito. Ano ba naman Pacquiao hindi pa ba sapat ang iyong katanyagan at gusto mo kumamkam pa sa politika Bakit hindi mo pa isinali si Manay Dionisia

    Naka Rosaryo ka at nag kru krus ka pa!!

    STOP POLITICAL DYNASTY

  • Keith_P

    Dati patalikod pa ang gàġuhan at bastusan pag eleksyon. Ngayon harap-harapan na talaga at wala nang hiya-hiya!

  • $14334231

    heto na…mag re-retire na si paking kaya build na ng dynasty…….pero, anong natapos ni jinkee at mga kapatid ni paking…..pero panalo na ang mga ‘yan dahil sa bibilhin ang mga boto…..ika nga…pera-pera lang ‘yan….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

    Bastusan na ang labanan. NO TO POLITICAL DYNASTY!!!!!!

  • john_constantine

    Hahaha.  I knew it.   

  • superlucky2

    You’re right Kishbuff, lumabas na talaga ang tunay na pag-katao ni Manny Pacquiao. Manny, huwag mo ng isabay pa ang iyong pamilya sa kahihiyaan mo. May nagawa ka ba sa congress? wala naman kasi incompetent ka. Ang galing mo ay pang boxing lang. SHAME ON YOU PACQUIAO. NAKA-KAHIYA

  • dequis

    ang alam kong dynasty iyong sine sa avenida rizal sa harap ng philippine rabbit. ngayon kung saan saan pala may dynasty.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    si Mommy Dionesia saan tatakbo?

    And finally the real Money Pakyaw appear.

    I will pray for the people of Sarangani to be discerning…

  • Palparan

    inggit lang kayo ni manny!… mga pilipino talaga o, crab mentality…kung gusto nyo, tumakbo din kayo bilang kongresista, senador o kaya barangay tanod!…wahahahaha!

    il vote for your hot MILF wife manny!…wahahahaha!

    • indiosbravos2002

      Hot MILF? photoshop lang katapat nyan pre. Wag maniwala.

    • damatannapo

      bakit pakan2tin ba siya?

  • Carlos Santiago

    NALOKO NA! ANO ANG KWALIPIKASYON NG MGA PACQUIAO? MAHIYA NAMAN KAYO!

    • Carlos Santiago

       boxing ka na lang, tanggap ko kahit nan liliit ako pag iniinterview ka sa american tv dahil ang hirap mo mag inglis. boxing, yes! politika, NO!!

    • amanda leigh

       nothing , no political will, but their  money

  • mojo76

    i dont like political dynasty but what can we do,theres no law stating its illegal so now we have fresh comers from Paquiaio clan to make a point in politics.i dont want to question there qualification nor  there credential coz from the begining we have political clan that been there before with bad reputation and full of corruption and anomalies thats why saying political clan is so disgusting to all of us.i think the thing that we can do is create a transparent form of government,pass the FOI and make everyone accountable, i dont want to judge new comers coz  i dont see yet any corruption or allegation.let see how educated people from the south goes,and if new face in politics can really change one province.

  • Meow Ming

    God please save the Philippines.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XKJOFX5OP2765EGTA6CXLUSQZM Run High

    With the headline, I thought Aling Dionesia will also run.  Yung aso nila pwede bang mag-file ng COC?

    • amanda leigh

       baka sakali itakbo rin niya si aling D kung hindi magmamaktol yun. kala nila pera lang kailangan diyan? kailangan din ang propriety and ability to lead. sana kung kagaya din lang ni jinkee si ate vi 100% sure yan but a big no to jinkee, magbarangay tanod muna siya

  • GMMTC11

    We need more people like them to go with Binay in the coming presidential election.

    • damatannapo

      kaawaawang Pilipinas

    • amanda leigh

       we need more money from them to buy votes

  • hammieka

    Si Mommy Dionisia dapat  pinasok mo na rin sa pagka senador kasama nila Binay para mas masaya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RSFBL2UPAYEEIHSZWI35OB3ZEQ jun

    here comes the bribe…

  • Carl2012

    Inggit lang kayo kay Manny.

    Mga b0b0 kayo.

    Kasi kung hindi, bakit kayo mahihirap???

    • damatannapo

      wala sa yaman ang kaligayahan, Ang tanong sa sobrang yaman na ni Pakyaw bakit hindi pa rin siya maligaya? kailangan pa niya magtayo ng isang Political Dynasty sa lugar nila

      STOP POLITICAL DYNASTY

    • amanda leigh

       figure of speech lang yung kabubuhan ni manny. sa totoo lang kung matalino siya hindi siya magpapagamit sa mga trapos. he knows the pulse of the people reeling mad at political dynasties and trapos but he insisted on doing so, thats what i call bobo. period

  • captainramius

    ANNABELLE RAMA, JINKEE AND MANNY, AGA, RICHARD, ALMA AND JOEY ALSO, AND OF COURSE OUR NEVER RETIRED ERNIE MACEDA, THE LONG LIST OF TRAPOS , ESTRADAS, ENRILES , BINAYS ,THE PARTY LIST JOKERS.  THE TAXES WE PAID ARE CONVERTED INTO PORK BARRELS PARA SA MGA ITO.

    SI WELLIE BA HINDI TATAKBO… CAN SOMEONE CONVINCE POKWANG TO FILE HER COC ALREADY.

    • Carl2012

      INGGIT KA LANG.

      KASI MATALINO SI MANNY.

      AT B0B0 KA.

      DAHIL KUNG HINDI KA B0B0, BAKIT KA MAHIRAP?

      • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

        Hoy 3X a day ang meal ko may snack pa yun ba mahirap,? Ang mahirap sa akin, umintindi sa mga bobong katulad nyo, bwaaahhh. 

      • indiosbravos2002

        Kung matalino ang tawag sa tao na nagpapasapak para magkapera. Go!

      • damatannapo

        wala po ba kayong mahirap na kamag anak?

  • captainramius

    MAYBE WE CAN MAKE THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD SHORT ANYWAY WE ALL KNOW WHAT THESE PEOPLE WILL SAY …. AKO PARA SA MAHIRAP, GUSTO KO MAGSILBI SA TAONG BAYAN, PROGRAMA PARA SA MAHIRAP, AKO AY TUMAKBO DAHIL SA TAWAG NG TAONG BAYAN ETC ETC.

    CAN THEY JUST PARTICIPATE IN SOME SEGMENT IN THE NOON TIME SHOWS OF GMA 7 ABS CBN AND TV 5 THOSE WHO CAN GATHER THE MOST VIEWERSHIP PANALO NA SA SENADO AT CONGRESS . DI NA KAMI BOBOTO WASTE LANG NG MONEY YAN.

  • Mali_Galig

    I go for Manny, he doesn’t owed anything to anybody that will give him the edge to succeed. Almost all of the politicians have experience and education that were NOT put to GOOD use anyway. If Manny happens to fail, at least we already know and not to act surprised. Manny Pacquiao for future President.

    • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

      Ano? isa rin itong may tama….

      • Mali_Galig

        you got to read between the lines and understand carefully. I better have my “tama” now than later.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Come on! I smell Singson’s filth in this political move of Pcman. I dont thnk he is that political savvy to actually think of fielding in his unqualified wife and unpopular brother.

      • Mali_Galig

        you got to read between the lines and understand carefully

      • indiosbravos2002

        That was reading between the lines. Hehehe.

      • Mali_Galig

        I like you. Peace. :)

      • Mali_Galig

        It was Chavit who introduced himself to Pacman and not the other way.

      • indiosbravos2002

        Thats irrelevant information. My point is Sngson is one of Pacman’s inner circle and the only guy in that circle who can think of stunts like this.

      • Mali_Galig

        We don’t know since we are not part of their inner circle and it’s not correct to assume. Pacman didn’t flipped book pages but sure have lot’s of common sense, good at abstract reasoning and sure have balls of steel for him to beat lots of odds. I prefer to know somebody to be a challenge and might/can deliver than someone we think is qualified that turns out to be a total disaster. And unfortunately, most cases in Philippines are qualified politicians and so called experienced that turns out to be incompetent and corrupt. For sure that will really tick you off. I like the fact that his affinity still is for the poor masses.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    paano asenso ang pilipinas kung ang namumuno ay walang alam sa papatakbo,hidi sila tapos sa college, tapos walang karanasan. mahalal sila ng bayan dahil sa kwarta nila. ngunit itong perang nagasta ay babawi in nila sa corruption 10 times more of what they have spend.

  • El_Gran_Capitan

    Madadagdagan na naman ang walang alam sa gobyerno

  • Jun Go

    napaka-bulok na talaga ng sistema ng pulitika sa pilipinas, ginawa ng ‘family enterprise’ ang pamahalaan at institusyon ng gobyerno.

    at napaka-rami pa rin ang mga nauuto, nagpapa-uto at uto-uto na bumuboto sa mga ito!

  • noguile

    matalino at magaling na boksingero si manny pero di sya matalino at magaling na congressman. idagdag pa sin jinky na siguradong binilog lamang ang ulo ng mga nakapaligid para kumita sila manalo o matalo. kulang ang mabuting intensyon kung walang talino at kulang din ang talino na walang mabuting intensyon. good luck sarangani. maiwan kayo ng buong pilipinas.

  • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

    Ano ba naman yan, palulubugin talaga nang todo ang Pinas, si Jinkee at utol ni Pacman, sus Maria, eh! si Mommy D, baka malimutan mo, bigyan mo rin ng slot baka matuluyang bumigay yan oras na di mo pinatakbo…

  • noguile

    tama si captain ramius sa baba. ang script nila ay ‘ kaming mga (pangalan ng dynasty) ay pinanganak upang magsilbi!’ magpatuloy kamo ng pagnanakaw. ayon nga kay jolo revilla nang napatay ang kinakapatid at di pa alam kung sino ang may-gawa -‘tuloy ang laban!’ dahil nakaranas na sila ng tamang pamamalakad sa ibang bansa, umaasa ako sa mga ofw na bahain ang internet para matalo ang mga trapo at under qualified.

  • indiosbravos2002

    I really dont know what Pacquiao did n congress. He was absent half of the time trainng and preparing for his boxing matches. Kala ko ba full time job yong pagiging cngresista.

    Mas mahirap tinatakbo ng aswa ni Pcman, executive position yan. Hindi ko sya minamata pero ano ba qualification ni Jinky? Buti kong mayor or vicemayor lang pero ve gov agad. Wah!!!

    Political dynasty pa pala hanap ni Pacquaio. Trapong trapo lolo mo!

  • $25214711

    Lumabas din ang kulay nya. Akala ko gusto lang nyang makatulog yun pala kapangyarihan para sa buong angkan nya ang gusto nya.

  • pepengkabayo

    I like Pacquiao Dynasty…which should be.
    His rise to fame and riches did not come from being a politician. It is all about blood, sweat and tears. No gov’t money, no gov’t peso but dollars from america.
    Let’s all vote for the Pacquiaos…true, genuine, bonafide filipino….purong purong Bisayang Dako.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6K2F3JO2ZWNULVFQ3YZD7EHU2Y Robert Delamor

    Habang naghahangad kang tumaas, karamihang pilipino tingin sayo bumababa!

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