Banking on fame as boxer, Pacquiao asks US to expedite delivery of Moderna jabs to PH

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao has asked the United States, through a letter to President Joe Biden, to expedite the delivery of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, saying that he is banking on his popularity…

‘Fight me instead, coward!:’ Pacquiao dares attackers of Asian-Americans

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 04/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “Ako labanan mo, duwag! (Fight me instead, you coward!) ” Boxing champ-turned-politician Senator Manny Pacquiao on Thursday issued this challenge to attackers of Filipinos and other Asian-Americans in the United States amid rising anti-Asian…

Locsin on Pacquiao: Don’t vote for but honor him

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 03/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — After Senator Manny Pacquiao was criticized for his supposed lack of competence in leading the country due to his absences as a lawmaker, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. zeroed in on the professional…

Bong, Sara, Manny: Faces of continuity

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 03/22/2021

A Go-Duterte tandem is now being bruited about as the ruling administration’s winning card in the 2022 elections. President Duterte himself declared that Sen. Bong Go wants to run for president. In turn, Go said he will…

Pacquiao plays coy about 2022 plans, says presidency a ‘God-given destiny’

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao still won’t confirm nor deny his supposed plan to run for the presidency in the 2022 national elections but said that being the highest official in the country is a “God-given…

Pacquiao has plans to run in 2022 presidential race, says Lacson

Christia Marie Ramos 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday disclosed that Senator Manny Pacquiao has plans to run for the presidency in the 2022 national elections. Lacson said Pacquiao has approached him several times regarding his plans for…

‘Now is not the time for politics:’ Pacquiao tells PDP-Laban party mates

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 03/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Now is not the time for politics, PDP-Laban president Senator Manny Pacquiao told his party mates in the ruling party following a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to run for the vice presidency in…

Pacquiao hits Cusi: Don’t divide PDP-Laban

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 03/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines— Don’t divide the ruling PDP-Laban party for your own interest,  Senator Manny Pacquiao told Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Friday. Pacquiao serves as the acting president of PDP-Laban while Cusi is vice-chairman of the party…

Pacquiao wants huge purse for Crawford bout

Marc Anthony Reyes - Reporter / @marcreyesINQ 02/20/2021

Manny Pacquiao’s legacy fight is taking shape as boxing’s only eight-division champion is leaving it to Bob Arum to act on his reported $40-million asking price. The Top Rank boss, Pacquiao’s erstwhile promoter, didn’t immediately reply to…

Ryan Garcia wants a shot at Pacquiao in 2021

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 01/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Ryan Garcia has yet to crack the upper echelon of his generation but he’s already looking at the top dog of the previous one. In an interview with DAZN heading to his fight against Luke Campbell,…

Pacquiao takes over as president of Duterte’s PDP-Laban

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 12/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As the 2022 elections draw nearer, Sen. Manny Pacquiao was sworn in as the new president of PDP-Laban, the political party of President Rodrigo Duterte. The oathtaking ceremony took place Wednesday night, with House…

Año: Gov’t to conduct fact-finding on mass gatherings attended by Roque, Pacquiao

Darry John Esguerra 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A “fact-finding” effort into the crowd-drawing events attended by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and Senator Manny Pacquiao, which allegedly violated physical distancing measures, will be conducted, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Sunday. “We’ll make sure…

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