Manny Pacquiao: I have no plans to run for president

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Life begins at 40: Manny Pacquiao believes his career is not yet over Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants During his post-fight interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray, Pacquiao said he doesn’t have any plan to try for the presidency.“To become a president, I don’t have that in my mind right now,” said Pacquiao after he defeated Adrien Broner via unanimous to retain his WBA World welterweight title Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I have no plans to run for president.”Pacquiao (61-7-2) has been a legislator since 2010 when he was elected to the Lower House of the Philippine Congress as the representative of Sarangani. View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Manny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—The idea of Manny Pacquiao running for the presidency of the Philippine has been floating around since the boxing icon became a senator in 2016.Pacquiao is already eligible for the presidency since he turned 40 on Dec. 17, 2018, but the top post in Philippine politics isn’t the focus of the boxer-senator.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES He was then re-elected in 2013 before becoming a senator in 2016 to serve a six-year term until 2022.“I’m happy serving the people as a senator and giving honor to our country,” said Pacquiao who’s been a philanthropist since becoming one of boxing’s biggest names in the early 2000s.“I’m so thankful for the fans who came here to my fight, thank you for the support,” said Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img