- Senator Manny Pacquiao remarked that when it comes to his possible presidential run, it would be up to God
- He admitted that everything will happen with a purpose and he hopes everyone will pray that the next President would be someone who truly cares for the Filipinos
- Pacquiao shared that as a senator, he wants to inspire others not just in sports but in public service
Senator Manny Pacquiao reacted to speculations that he will run as the next president of the Philippines.
The boxing-champ-turned-senator revealed his thoughts on what would make him consider running for the highest political seat in the country. For Pacquiao, it would be up to destiny and God if he will do a presidential run.
‘Yang pagiging Presidente po ay destined po iyan, ipagkakaloob ng Panginoon. Maraming nagsubok pero maraming nabigo,” Pacquiao told journalist Malou Mangahas on “The Mangahas Interviews.”
He added that his decision will be based on what God would want. “Kung papayagan ng Panginoon ‘yan,” Pacquiao stated.
For now, Pacquiao revealed that his focus is still on serving his duties as a senator. He admitted that he didn’t wish to be where he is now but everything has a purpose. Pacquiao said he wanted to inspire others not just in sports but in serving the people.
“Ako naman ay nandito bilang senador, ginagampanan trabaho ko. Kaya siguro ako nandito dahil ‘di ko naman ito pinangarap mula noon. Nandito ako for a purpose and that purpose ay to be an inspiration to the Filipino people na maging isang halimbawa, ‘di lamang sa larangan ng boxing kundi sa larangan ng public service,” Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao continued that we must all pray that our next President would show genuine care and love for the Filipinos.
“Kailangan lang natin at ako nananalangin at umaasa na ang susunod na magiging Presidente ay may tunay na malasakit at tunay na pagmamahal sa mamamayang Pilipino,” he added.