Manny Pacquiao Net Worth ₱3 Billion
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao Sr. (born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. Nicknamed “PacMan“, he is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He has been serving as a Senator of the Philippines since 2016, and previously served as party president of PDP–Laban (2020–2021), and Representative of Sarangani (2010–2016).
On October 5, 2015, Pacquiao formally declared that he was running for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party of vice-president Jejomar Binay. On May 19, 2016, Pacquiao was formally elected as a senator by the Commission on Elections. Pacquiao garnered over 16 million votes, landing 7th among 12 new members of the Senate.
As of 2018, Pacquiao has filed a total of 31 Senate bills during the 17th Congress, and supported bringing back capital punishment in the Philippines in a bill filed alongside Senator Bato dela Rosa and Bong Go.
In June 2019, the Philippine Senate released a data showing Pacquiao having the worst attendance record for all senators in the 17th Congress, a struggle he had since being a congressman.
In December 2020, Pacquiao became Acting President of the ruling party PDP-Laban after Koko Pimentel resigned. With speculation of him running for president swirling and him expressing interest for a potential presidential bid for the upcoming presidential election next year, Pacquiao began to be critical against the Duterte administration.
In June 2021, Pacquiao expressed belief that Duterte’s response towards China’s claims in the South China Sea was lacking. Duterte rebuked Pacquiao for the statement saying he lacked knowledge on foreign policy. The President also responded to a claim attributed to Pacquiao that the Duterte administration is more corrupt than his predecessors, challenging Pacquiao to name certain individuals or agencies or he will launch a negative campaign against him in the 2022 elections.
Pacquiao lost his position of party president of PDP-Laban on 17 July to the Secretary of Energy Alfonso Cusi, after the latter’s faction called for a vote. Melvin Matibag, the deputy secretary-general of PDP-Laban, said that the vote was organized because term limits of party officials had already expired.