Bongbong Marcos Announces Manny Pacquiao’s Senate Comeback

Manny Pacquiao to Seek Senate Comeback Under Bongbong Marcos’ Partido Federal ng Pilipinas

BONGBONG MARCOS – President Bongbong Marcos Jr. announced the senate comeback of Legendary boxer-turned-politician Manny Pacquiao.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. suggested on Friday that Manny Pacquiao, the renowned boxer, might be considering a return to the Senate in the 2025 midterm elections.

Marcos made the comment during his visit to General Santos City, Pacquiao’s hometown, for the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF), where he acknowledged Pacquiao’s potential Senate comeback. “At siguro hindi na kailangan ipakilala, babatiin ko na lang ang idol ko, ang idol niyo, ang idol nating lahat, ang dating senador at babalik na senador, Senator Manny Pacquiao,” PBBM said.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. President of the Philippines
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After the event, Pacquiao affirmed to reporters his intention to run for a Senate seat once more. When questioned about the party he would run under, the boxing icon mentioned “PFP,” indicating Marcos’ Partido Federal ng Pilipinas.

In the 2022 elections, Manny Pacquiao had the option to run for reelection as a senator but chose to enter the presidential race instead, competing against Bongbong Marcos and other contenders for the presidency.

Pacquiao ultimately secured third place, garnering more than 3.6 million votes. He trailed behind former Vice President Leni Robredo, who received 15 million votes, and Marcos, who amassed 31.6 million votes.

Manny Pacquiao's Platforms

In the lead-up to the elections, Pacquiao directed criticism towards Marcos. In October 2021, shortly after the filing of certificates of candidacy with the Commission on Elections, Pacquiao called on Marcos to return any unlawfully acquired wealth accumulated by his family and to issue an apology for past abuses before pursuing the presidency.

Pacman also criticized PBBM for his absence from presidential debates, challenging the candidate to engage in a one-on-one debate instead. The ex-boxing champion further asserted that Marcos lacked the capacity to effectively lead the Philippines.

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