People belittled his credibility in 2016, Pacquiao is ‘most visible Senator’ amid COVID-19

  • Manny Pacquiao was doubted when he ran for a seat in the Senate in 2016
  • He is disproving people’s first impression about him
  • Pacquiao is earning praises for being the most visible Senator amid COVID-19

Still recall when Manny Pacquiao announced in 2016 that he will ran for a seat in the Senate? He received much criticisms, doubting his credibility for he was not a degree holder at the time. Well, just like the sports he’s known for, he is gradually knocking the doubts down.

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Pacquiao is currently receiving praises from netizens for being the most visible Senator amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facebook user Fralyn Rodriguez shared, “Remember how people belittled, bashed and doubted Senator Manny Pacquiao last 2016 Senatorial Election? Now, he is truly leading by example! Very humble, very effective.”

A netizen commented, “It does not matter if you don’t have the skill at first. As long as you have a kind heart and a humble mind, everything else will follow.”

Another wrote, “I was once one of those who doubted and bashed him before but man, he is doing really well! He is worthy of praise. God bless you Senator Manny!!”

The Senator who had just finished his bachelor’s degree in Political Science last year has given five buses to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as service vehicle to healthcare workers and other frontliners.

According to GMA News, he has provided 700,000 face masks to the MMDA, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of Health, and Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.

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Moreover, he teamed-up with Chinese billionaire Jack Ma for the provision of 50,000 testing kits for the Filipinos.

In an interview with Manila Bulletin, Pacquiao said he is not afraid to die but more of the possible chaos brought by the pandemic. This happens, he said, when the poor and those “living in the streets” starts looting to have something to eat.

“If you are a leader, you have to be a frontliner. You have to lead people and let people see that you are with them. I grew up poor. I know what they feel,” he said.

Kudos, Pacman!

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