Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino politician serving in the Philippines Senate and a professional boxer. Pacquiao is one of the most renowned athletes of the world and the first boxer in the story to win four of the original eight weight classes of boxing.

The Early Years of Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978, to Rosalio and Dionisia Pacquiao. Pacquiao was born in the Kibawe municipality of Bukidnon province, Philippines. Pacquiao’s parents separated when he was in sixth grade after his mother discovered her husband was cheating on her. The Pacquiao family was Roman Catholic. Manny dropped out of high school because his family could not afford to pay his tuitions

The Career of Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao had taken up boxing as a hobby when he was 14 years old. At the age of 16, Pacquiao decided to make his hobby his profession and started to box professionally. As an amateur, Manny had a record of 60-4.

Manny Pacquiao’s boxing achievements are marvelous, to say the least. Pacquiao was named Fighter of the Decade (the 2000s) by the Boxing Writers Association of America, WBC, and WBO.

Manny has defeated 20 world champions and was ranked second on ESPN’s list of top pound for pound boxers of the past 25 years in 2016.

Manny Pacquiao has also ventured into the music industry, releasing three albums. Most of Pacquiao’s songs are composed by Lito Camo. Manny has appeared in many films and Television roles including Wapakman, Brown Soup Thing, and Pangarap Kong Jackpot. Besides work in fictional films and TV shows, Pacquiao has also worked extensively in TV as a game show host, having hosted Manny Many Gifts and also appeared as a guest on Pinoy Big Brother.

Manny Pacquiao in Politics

God’s calling for me is to serve my country with integrity and excellence.

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Manny Pacquiao began his political career in 2007 after he announced his intentions to run for a seat in the Philippine House of Representative. Pacquiao aimed to represent the 1st District of South Cotabato province but was defeated by incumbent Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio. Manny ran for the House of Representatives once again in 2010 but aimed for Sarangani province for his second try. Pacquiao won the seat by defeating Roy Chiongbian of SARRO Party.

Manny Pacquiao won the re-elections in 2013. In 2016, Manny declared that he would be running for the Senate under the United Nationalist Alliance Party. Pacquaio secured the seat and was the 7th most voted member of the Senate among the 12 new members that year.

Personal Life of Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao has been married to Jinkee Jamora since. The couple has five children together. Manny is a practicing member of the Evangelical Protestant church and supports the church’s disapproval of homosexual marriage.

Net Worth of Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao’s net worth has been a topic of much discussion. Many publications have reported his net worth to be around $190 million but Pacquaio once claimed that he had a total net worth of $3 billion.

Interesting Facts

  • Manny Pacquiao was named the second highest paid athlete in 2015 by Forbes.
  • Pacquiao is also a professional basketball player.
  • Manny’s birth name is Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao.

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