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Pacquiao running for president—Arum

/ 08:38 AM April 15, 2015
MANNY Pacquiao attends the premiere of “Manny” at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California recently. AFP

Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTO

Filipino boxing champion and Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao will run for president, promoter Bob Arum said.

A report from TMZ Sports quoted Arum as saying Pacquiao would run as Philippine president in the future.

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“He’s gonna be a president. He’s gonna run for Senate in the Philippines in 2016 … and then in 2022 or maybe later, he’ll run for president of the Philippines,” Arum was quoted as saying in the report.

In 2010, then 32-year-old Pacquiao won a congressional seat in the province of Saranggani in Mindanao.

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By the 2022 national elections, Pacquiao will be 43 years old, above the 40-year-old age requirement to qualify as candidate for the presidency.

The Filipino boxing icon on May 2 will face undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the boxing match dubbed as “Fight of the Century.” NC/CB

For more updates on Pacquiao-Mayweather “Fight of the Century,” visit The Pacquiao Files.

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