Coach Freddie Roach Revealed Pacquiao's Ambition to be a President!

"..he wants to be president (of the Philippines) and the elections are in four years.."  it was a controversial line  revealed by Freddie  Roach on one of his interview on The interview was about his trainee, Manny, and what to expect from his boxing career. 

Frederick Steven "Freddie" Roach is the long time boxing trainer of our great boxer, Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao and was considered one of the best trainer in boxing. When Roach was asked if he agrees to have Manny Pacquiao have a rematch with  Australian boxer Jeff Horn, “I would like to see Manny retire after the rematch with Horn. But I have no control over that. I just think it’s very difficult at that age to get into the ring and face Terence Crawford and talented youngsters like that”, said Roach.

He also thinks that Pacquiao's lifestyle has changed over time and his "finishing instinct" is slowly fading. “But he improved his technical side at the same time. That’s why I would like to see him fight again with Horn and retire.." According to Roach, it would be best if Manny retires after a rematch with Horn and focus to his preferred career after boxing (might be politics or basketball).

"..But he wants to be president (of the Philippines) and the elections are in four years. So maybe you’ll need to continue boxing to maintain your popularity level,” he added as he revealed Pacquiao's ambition in his political career. 

This statement caused a lot of netizens to share their two cents about the said issue. Most netizens expressed doubt and dismay over Pacquiao's plan to run for presidency, saying that it is too much for Pacquiao to aim for the position. 

Alot of people are expressing and questioning Pacquiao's ability as a politician. Now let us review Senator Manny Pacquiao's achievements over time.

  • considered to be one of the greatest professional boxer of all time
  • the only eight-division world champion in history
  • first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes
  • named Fighter of the Decade for the 2000s by BWAA, WBC and WBO
  • a three-time Ring magazine and BWAA Fighter of the Year,
  • won the Best Fighter ESPY Award (2009 & 2011)
  • greatest Asian fighter of all time, ranked by BoxRec
  • long rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world
  • also the longest reigning top-ten boxer on The Ring's pound for pound list
  • entered the Army's reserve force on April 27, 2006 as a Sergeant.
  • rose as Technical Sergeant on December 1, 2006
  • became a Master Sergeant  on October 7, 2007
  •  given the special rank of Senior Master Sergeant (May 4, 2009)
  • designated as the Command Sergeant Major of the 15th Ready Reserve Division (May 4, 2009)
  • military reservist with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army

  • playing coach of Kia Motors Basketball team (April 2014)
  • played in the semi-professional basketball league, Liga Pilipinas
  • the oldest rookie to be drafted in the Philippine Basketball Associations
  • owns a team in the PBA Developmental League
  • a co-owner of the Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas, asn Asean Basketball League Team

  • ran under his own party, People's Champ Movement
  • officially proclaimed congressman of the lone district of Sarangani (May 13, 2010)
  • moved to the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan on 2013 (PDP-Laban) 
  • won his second term as congressman (2013)
  • ran for Senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party of Vice President Jejomar Binay  (2016)
  • garnered more than 16 million votes, made it to 7th among 12 new members of the Senate
  • endorsed Nevada Senator Harry Reid and California Governor Jerry Brown in November 2010 (US)
  • endorsed Republican Duke Aiona for Hawaii governor in 2014
  • completed his primary education at Saavedra Saway Elementary School in General Santos City
  • passed a high school equivalency exam making him eligible for college education (February 2007)
  • enrolled business management at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in General Santos
  • conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa) by Southwestern University in recognition to his boxing achievements and humanitarian work (February 18, 2009)
  • enrolled in the Certificate Course in Development, Legislation and Governance at the Development Academy of the Philippines – Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM), in preparation for his career as a lawmaker in the House of Representatives
Pacquiao also started his acting career in ABS CBN and continued at GMA network. He's also been to filmography and documentary films. 

But with all these achievements, Pacquiao was known to be a good Samaritan to the poor making the people to trust him and support him for his political career and ambitions. 

Is he now qualified to be the President of the Philippines? You thoughts? 

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