Friday, 20 May 2016

Manny Pacquiao gets elected as Phillipine Senator

WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, 37, who retired from
boxing to join politics won big when he got elected into the
Philippines' senate on Thursday. He was declared among 12 new members
of the upper house of Congress by the Philippine's elections
commission.
Last week, voters cast their ballots to choose a president, vice
president, 12 senators, 200 members of the lower house of Congress and
18,000 local officials and he was one of the 12 senators.
Pacquiao told reporters:
"I can focus and discipline myself, the way I did in boxing to help
the nation," He said as a new senator, he would push for free
education at all levels.
Manny Pacquiao who is also a two-term congressman also said he favours
restoring the death penalty for drug-related and other serious crimes.

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