Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao for Congressman? What was he thinking?
I guess this world champ boxer doesn't want to be defeated in anything. Going back, he already ran for a congressional seat last 2007 against Darlene Antonino-Custodio in South Cotabato and unfortunately (for him), he lost.
Now, he's planning (again) to run in a neighboring province (Sarangani) where he has already bought a residential property to satisfy the residency requirement for those running for a seat in the House of Representatives May 2010.
Come on, not because he's a world champ boxer and he has that "fame", he can enter the dirty world of politics just like that. As if he's going to use his own fortune to solve the country's problem. If helping his fellowmen is his number one reason, there are million OTHER ways. Running for a government position is not the only option! With that kind of fortune, he can donate to charities, develop a resettlement for the homeless, put up a factory and provide jobs for the jobless, etc etc etc!
I'm sure that there are some snakes behind this. They had encouraged him to run, and if he wins, oh, another government puppet show! Can't you just leave this poor little billionaire alone?
Anyway, the last decision will be on the people's hands. Vote wisely this coming May 2010, people!Tweet this!