Manny Pacquiao’s Political Triumph is One of the Top 20 stories that Changed Our World in 2010

By on Dec 30, 2010 in Local, Opinion, Politics Comments

Manny Pacquiao’s political triumph is one of the Top 20 Stories that Changed Our World in 2010. This was reported by CNN Asia, for the year 2010.

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The “Greatest Boxer of All times” as tagged by boxing experts, has made history when he won a landslide victory over his political opponent for the congressional seat of Saranggani Province.

Manny Pacquiao’s unprecedented switch from sportsman to statesman was an even more crucial process than his boxing bouts. This is because he had no experience being a politician. On the other hand, he knew what to expect inside the ring, and knew how to prepare well for his boxing bouts.  Although he had made preparations for his political career, the fact remains that he had no hands-on experience.

Manny Pacquiao’s lack of experience however, does not bother his constituency; as they know that a successful Filipino politician is not dependent upon his years of experience but relies heavily on his sincere desire to help people.

The people of Saranggani know how “Pacman” had always helped people who were in need, even before he was elected to congress.  In fact, people lined up outside Pacquiao’s house for some “balato” (gift cash) every time he wins his boxing bouts. With Manny Pacquiao in Congress, the Philippines is assured also of a politician who would not fill his pockets from the tax payer’s money, but  who would help in the alleviation of poverty and  the plight of the poor and the underprivileged.

Manny Pacquiao is not only a Filipino hero who has triumphed over his championship bouts, but is also a politician who has the integrity and dedication to be in public service. He often said that he wanted to be of service to his countrymen and his wish was fulfilled. The International boxing celebrity is now a politician.

He, not only,  inspires Filipinos but also people from all over the world. Manny Pacquiao’s life story demonstrated that one can achieve whatever dreams one has, as long as he perseveres and works hard for it.  His phenomenal  rise from poverty to fame and glory is an outstanding example.

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