In May 10, boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao is running for a congressional seat in the province of Sarangani, Philippines, opposing 61-year-old Roy Chiongbian. Roy's late father, James, authored the 1992 law that created Sarangani province, and was their first congressperson, so Pacquiao's quest is not easy at all.
Pac Man has a unique reason regarding to his desire to become a senator, that is he doesn't want to fall poor again after he retired from boxing someday. He likes to help the less fortunate, but so far he is doing so by using his personal money. He worries someday he will spent all of his money that nothing left anymore for himself.
Manny Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, arrived in Philippines last Wednesday to support his favorite boxer. He's rooting for a Manny win, he says, but whatever way the vote goes, Arum will be ready with plan.
Arum still expects Pacquiao to fight on, even if he wins the election. As Arum said so famously after the Joshua Clottey's fight, Pacquiao's election shouldn't be the slightest interruption to his boxing, because "he would do the same thing congressmen in the United States do. Nothing."