When the news reached my ears that Manny Pacquiao indeed filed for his candidacy for a congressional slot in South Cotabato, I could not help but shivers and give my most sarcastic smirk. Sure, the man is a hero. He is a Filipino pride. But Manny Pacquiao as congressman? It is like saying, “Bakekang crowned as Miss Universe”.
With the kind of (dirty) politics that our country has, let us expect a tarnishing of a hard-earned reputation and a crumbling of a dream.
Funny thing, when he was interviewed in a morning show, he constantly said, “kami..kami..kami” and not “I”. Isn’t it obvious? Some people suceeded in sweet-talking him of joining the band wagon. He may be a great boxer, but this does not exemplify excellence in other fields, like politics.
I really hope that he will change his mind and retrieve his candidacy. It is never too late to save his name.