Pacquiao wants children to experience hardships: “Para hindi sila maging matapobre”

  • Boxing champ and Senator Manny Pacquiao said he wants his children to experience hardships in life
  • He said he wants to instill the values of humility and compassion among his children by letting them see that life isn’t always easy
  • Pacquiao said he feels lucky because his kids grew up to be obedient and respectful

Senator Manny Pacquiao expressed his hope that his children will grow up humble and become good persons.

Image by Jinkee Pacquiao via Instagram

Despite being blessed with a fortunate life, Manny revealed that he and his wife Jinkee want their children to experience hardships. While they have househelpers and staff, the couple makes sure their kids know how to do housework on their own.

Manny shared on GMA, “Tinuturuan namin sila ng mga gawaing bahay, ‘yung mga ginagawa ng mga naghihirap na tao.”

He also explained their decision to bring their children back to their hometown in GenSan to continue their studies.

“Doon sila nakapag-aral ng dalawang taon para ma-experience nila yung buhay ng mahihirap. Doon sila nag-aaral sa walang aircon na school for two years,” Manny added.

The boxing champ said part of their experience was to instill the value of humility and compassion to their kids.

Image by Jinkee Pacquiao via Instagram

“Gusto ko kasi talaga na ma-experience nila, ma-realize nila na ang buhay ay hindi lang puro sarap dahil yung kinagisnan nila masarap na, e. Pero yung pinagdaanan namin, gusto ko ma-realize nila para pagdating ng araw, hindi sila matapobre,” Manny said.

“Gusto namin sila maging compassionate and helpful to others. ‘Yan ang gusto ko sa kanila,” he added.

Manny continued that he feels glad that his lessons seem to work as their children grow up to become respectful and obedient individuals.

“God is good naman, mababait naman silang lahat, nirerespeto kami, at sumusunod sa kung anong advice namin sa kanila,” Manny shared.

Source :

GMA, Inquirer