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No ‘concrete plans’ for presidency–Pacquiao

/ 03:42 PM July 30, 2013

In this picture taken on July 27, 2013, Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao listens to a question during an AFP interview in Macau. Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao is harbouring thoughts of running for president in his beloved homeland when he finally hangs up his gloves, he revealed to AFP in an exclusive interview. AFP PHOTO / Dale de la Rey

(Editor’s Note: is reposting the article to correct its earlier head)

MANILA, Philippines – World boxing champion and Sarangani Representative Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on Tuesday clarified that his recent statement on possibly running for president was not indicative of any concrete plans.


The lawmaker was recently quoted by Agence France-Presse as saying that he was considering joining the presidential race after he quits boxing.


But a statement released by Pacquiao’s office said that the boxer’s “thoughts on the presidency are not indicative of any immediate or concrete plans but are merely aspirational.”

It said that Pacquiao was presently focused on his duties as a member of the House of Representatives.

The Sarangani lawmaker added that “serving in a higher elective post rests on the will of God and the call of the Filipino people.”

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