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Senators, congressmen gather to watch Pacquiao fight vs Keith Thurman

/ 12:10 PM July 21, 2019
Senate President Tito Sotto and Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa were present to watch the boxing match of Senator Manny Pacquiao against Keith Thurman.

Senate President Tito Sotto and Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa were present to watch the boxing match of Senator Manny Pacquiao against Keith Thurman. Photos by Neil Arwin Mercado/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Several members of the Senate and the House of Representatives gathered on Sunday to watch the boxing match of their partymate Senator Manny Pacquiao.

The gathering was organized by ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) at a mall in Makati City. 

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Pacquiao is set to face American boxer Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States for the welterweight world title. 

Among those present during the viewing party were Senate President Tito Sotto, Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco, Pampanga representative Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales, and Ako Bicol party-list representative Alfredo Garbin, among others. 

Several congressmen, including Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco, were also present.

Pacquiao has played a critical role in PDP-Laban since he returned to the party following the 2016 national polls. 

The senator served as the party’s campaign manager during the May 2019 elections and before he left for the United States for his match against Thurman, Pacquiao was also assigned to announce the ruling party’s bet for House speakership. 

READ: Pacquiao to announce PDP-Laban bet for speakership – Pimentel

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