09 Nov Manny Pacquiao Reports to Senate, Praised by Colleagues
Few days after Boxing champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao won against former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 5, the senator has immediately reported in the Senate on Tuesday.
Pacquiao spoke to the reporters as he enters the session hall, “There’s a lot of work to do here,” adding that his wife Jinkee and their children were still in the United States.
The boxing champion said, “I’m very happy because this is a first in history that a senator became a (boxing) champion.”
Pacquiao also said that he was able to manage his fierce training for his comeback fight from retirement and his job in the Senate through discipline.
Senators agreed to a resolution praising and congratulating Pacquiao for his sure win against Vargas.
The resolutions were sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III and Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri. It was drafted by Sens. Joseph Victor Ejercito, Juan Edgardo Angara, and Cynthia Villar and later authored by all of the senators.
Pacquiao stated following the approved resolution, “I offer my victory to you and our country. I still have bruises on my face but I don’t mind, just to help our countrymen and bring honor to our country.”
He added, “Boxing is my passion. I come fully alive whenever I am in the ring. But I have a greater passion: serving the country. Just like you, Mr. (Senate) President, my heartbeat is for our fellowmen.”
News Source: PhilStar