Pacquiao to battle as a senator: Big honor

Los Angeles, California- Boxing icon Sen. Manny Pacquiao can’t help but to think of his duties in the Senate despite his busy training for his upcoming fight in November, according to a report on Unang Balita, October 28.

In November, Pacquiao will be in the international boxing ring once again for the first time holding his position as a senator which is also the first time that a highly elected official will participate in an international sports event.

Pacquiao considers this as a great honor, GMA News’ Mariz Umali reported.

"I tell you the truth, it's not easy. Talagang it's hard. Time management lang. Discipline yourself. I have commitment to the people who voted me, who trust me. Kailangan kong ipakita na kaya ko," he stressed.
Buboy Fernandez, his trainer said the whole team adjusts to Pacquiao’s schedule. Trainings are scheduled in the mornings before his engagements as a senator and resumes at night after sessions end. He further narrated Pacquiao  is doing everything to manage his time in the Senate and training.

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The report further said the senator also sent relief goods to the Typhoon Haima (Lawin) victims despite his busy training schedule. Aside from that he plans to open the topic of conducting a probe into the almost P19-B donation from other countries for the Yolanda victims,

“Kasi 'di ko matiis mga tao. Puro hanggang ngayon, sumisigaw ng tulong... Wala pang naitatayong bahay. Ilang bagyo na ang lumipas. Sabi ko, asan na pera?"  The boxing champ said that although he’s far away, he can’t help it but to think about his work, that the people deserve to know as to what happened to the donations.

His training started on Thursday (Friday, Ph time). Training routines include jogging, basketball, shadow boxing, and sit ups.
Further, Pacquio plans to fly back to the Philippines after his fight to attend the budget deliberation in Senate.

Source: GMA Network