OKBET NEWS: Manny Pacquiao Discusses Political Comeback On ‘Knowing Bros’
Manny Pacquiao, a legend in the sport of boxing in the Philippines and a former senator, has stated that he intends to run for public office again following his unsuccessful run for the presidency this year.
Pacquiao discussed his recent campaign for the most important elective position in the Philippines while appearing as a special guest on the South Korean variety show “Knowing Bros,” which aired late on Saturday night.
“Sumali ako dahil gusto kong disiplinahin ‘yong mga tao. Pagdating sa korapsyon, gusto kong sugpuin ‘yong korapsyon and then gusto kong umunland ‘yong bansa namin, “Pacquiao, 43, added.
(I joined because I wanted to instill a sense of responsibility among the members of the group. In regard to the issue of corruption, I desired to see it eradicated first, and then I desired for our nation to make advancements.
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Kim Yongchul, the host of the show as well as a comedian, then questioned Pacquiao if he had any plans to run for office again, and Pacquiao responded as follows: “Mayroon na rin. Nandiyan ‘yong passion kong makatulong sa tao.”
(I still have plans. There is still a strong desire to serve fellow citizens.)
The conversation can be watched in its entirety in a video that was published on the official “Knowing Bros” YouTube account (at approximately the 12:12 mark).
Pacquiao also discussed his time as a singer, his previous bouts in the boxing ring, and his encounter with the Korean pop star Ji Chang Wook.
Towards the end of the show, Pacquiao participated in a number of games with the show’s hosts and the other guests, including one in which he had to imitate the dances performed to prominent K-pop songs, such as “Love Shot” by EXO and “My House” by 2PM.
Sandara Park, a former Filipino actress who is currently a K-pop celebrity, joined him on the show and acted as his interpreter the entire time they were together. Other guests include the comedic actor Lee Hoon, the K-pop idol Kim Yohan, and the comedian Yoon Hyungbin.
While in South Korea to promote an upcoming exhibition bout with martial artist DK Yoo, boxer Manny Pacquiao is also scheduled to make an appearance on the edition of the variety show “Running Man” that will air on October 23.
In the presidential election held in May, Pacquiao finished in third place, behind the incumbent President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and the outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo.
Even though he continued his career as a professional boxer while serving as a lawmaker in his native province of Sarangani beginning in 2010, he was the first person to throw his hat into the ring of Philippine politics more than a decade ago.
In the subsequent three years, he won reelection, and in 2016, he was elected to the Senate.
Pacquiao is the first fighter to win the lineal championship in five separate weight divisions. He is also the only boxer to win eight world titles in as many weight classes. Pacquiao is the only boxer to win eight world titles.
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