|WBA Manny Pacquiao|
WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, 37, who resigned from boxing to join politics has been elected into the Philippines’ senate on Thursday. He was announced among 12 new members from the upper place of Congress by the Philippine’s electoral commission .
A week ago, voters cast their polls to pick a president, Vice President, 12 senators, 200 memebers from the lower house of Congress and 18,000 local authorities and he was one of the 12 senators elect.
“I can center and train myself, the way I did in boxing to help the country,” He said as another congressperson, he would push with the expectation of complimentary instruction at all levels.
Pacquiao, a two-term congressman who gave away millions to poor people and disappointed of Sarangani Province amid his boxing profession, completed with 16,050,456 votes, seventh most in the national race. The main 12 vote-getters were chosen to the Senate.
Here’s a piece of Pacquiao’s message to his constituents:
“Several months ago, we mounted a campaign to heed the call for help from the poor and downtrodden Filipino masses. We went out and joined them in their homes and places of work, we listened to their longings and assured them that a new beginning is coming.
“Over the past week, we heard those same voices strongly during the recent national electoral process. The message was very clear: Filipinos want their government back in the hands of the ordinary people. They want a new set of leaders who would stand up for their aspirations and share their goals.
“For that reason alone, I accept the challenge with utmost humility and gratitude. For the millions of common folks who believe in my capacity to put into words what they cannot express; to champion the causes closest to their hearts; and to serve them in a higher and greater platform, you have just won a seat in the Senate.
“My dearest kababayans, the victory is really yours.
“I want to reiterate what I have been telling my countrymen from the mountain ranges in Luzon, to the coastal towns of Visayas, to the riverside settlements of Mindanao: I will not let you down. I will not steal from you. I will not fail you. Rest assured I do everything for God and our country.”….. more pictures after the cut.