Duterte congratulates Pacquiao on his recently held fight

World boxing champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao made his courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañang Palace on November 14.

“I would like to send warmest congratulations from the Filipino people and government to the Senator for doing us proud,” Duterte said to the media.

In front of the media, Duterte raised the boxing legend’s arm as a gesture of glory and said “For president na ‘to ha!”

The said gesture was more likely of an endorsement however the President is generous in giving compliments in a form of joke especially to his friends.

Aside from Pacquiao’s presidency, the two also discussed the controversial trip of PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa.

According to Rappler, before media went out of the room, Duterte in his loud voice said that Dela Rosa shouldn’t be criminally charged for accepting free travel from Pacquiao to watch and support him during fight with Jessie Vargas.

“Donation,” that’s what Duterte said about it.

The President quoted “Yung expenses, kaya mo man, it's commensurate to your wealth so ang binayaran mo doon para makapanood siya ng skill mo, there is no criminal liability there."

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Meanwhile, Duterte admired Pacquiao for defending Dela Rosa.

[Source: Rappler]