|Senator of the Philippines|
|Assumed office |
June 30, 2016
|Member of the |
Philippine House of Representatives
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
|Preceded by||Erwin Chiongbian|
|Succeeded by||Rogelio Pacquiao|
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
December 17, 1978
Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines
|Political party||PDP-Laban (2012–2014; 2016–present)|
People's Champ Movement (2010–present)
|Relatives||Alberto "Bobby" Pacquiao (brother)|
|Education||Notre Dame of Dadiangas University|
University of Makati
|Known for||Professional Boxing and Political Career|
|Net worth||₱3.2 billion|
(Dec. 31, 2019)
|Height||5 ft 5+1⁄2 in (166 cm)|
|Reach||67 in (170 cm)|
|Wins by KO||39|
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao Sr., [pɐkˈjaʊ]; born December 17, 1978), is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. Nicknamed "PacMan", he is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He has been serving as a senator of the Philippines since 2016, and previously served as party president of the ruling party PDP–Laban (2020–2021), and representative of Sarangani (2010–2016).(locally
Pacquiao is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing and has won twelve major world titles. He was the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes, the first boxer to win major world titles in four of the eight "glamour divisions": flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight, and is the only boxer to hold world championships across four decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s).
In July 2019, Pacquiao became the oldest welterweight world champion in history at the age of 40, and the first boxer in history to become a recognized four-time welterweight champion after defeating Keith Thurman to win the WBA (Super) welterweight title.
Pacquiao has other interests in addition to boxing and politics: in basketball, he was the player-coach of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team Kia/Mahindra for three seasons before founding the semi-professional Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). He also starred in films and presented television shows. In music, he has released multiple locally-platinum albums and songs; his cover of Dan Hill's "Sometimes When We Touch" peaked at 19 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary top 20 list after performing it on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He is also an Evangelical Christian preacher and a known philanthropist, entrepreneur, socialite, and YouTube personality.
Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon and raised in General Santos, Philippines. He is the son of Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionisia Dapidran Pacquiao. His parents separated when he was in sixth grade, after his father had an affair. He is the fourth of six siblings, one of whom, Alberto "Bobby" Pacquiao, is also a politician and former professional boxer.
At the age of 14, Pacquiao moved to Manila and lived on the streets, worked as a construction worker and had to pick between enduring hunger or sending money to his mother. He started boxing and made the Philippine national amateur boxing team where his room and board were paid for by the government. Pacquiao reportedly had an amateur record of 60 wins and 4 losses.
Pacquiao completed his elementary education at Saavedra Saway Elementary School in General Santos City, but dropped out of high school due to extreme poverty.
Manny Pacquiao has an amateur record of 60–4 and a record of 62–7–2 as a professional, with 39 wins by knockout. Boxing historian Bert Sugar ranked Pacquiao as the greatest southpaw fighter of all time. In 2020, Pacquiao topped the Ranker's list of best boxers of the 21st century.
Pacquiao made history by being the first boxer ever to win world titles in eight weight divisions, having won twelve major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. Pacquiao is also the first boxer in history to win major world titles in four of the original eight weight classes of boxing, also known as the "glamour divisions" (flyweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight), and the first boxer ever to become a four-decade world champion, winning world championships across four decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s).
Pacquiao was long rated as the best active boxer in the world, pound for pound, by most sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo! Sports, About.com, BoxRec and The Ring, beginning from his climb to lightweight until his losses in 2012. He is also the longest reigning top-ten active boxer on The Ring's pound for pound list from November 2003 to April 2016.
Pacquiao has generated approximately 20.1 million in pay-per-view (PPV) buys and $1.2 billion in revenue from his 25 PPV bouts. According to Forbes, he was the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015.
Pacquiao was introduced to boxing at the age of 12 by his maternal Uncle Sardo Mejia. According to his autobiography, Pacquiao said watching Mike Tyson's defeat of James "Buster" Douglas in 1990 with his Uncle Sardo as an experience that, "changed my life forever." Mejia began training his nephew in a makeshift home gym. After 6 months of training, Pacquiao began boxing in a park in General Santos eventually traveling to other cities to fight higher-ranked opponents. By age 15, he was considered the best junior boxer in the southern Philippines. At the age of 15 he moved to Manila. In January 1995, at the age of 16, he made his professional boxing debut as a junior flyweight.
Pacquiao stated of his early years, "Many of you know me as a legendary boxer, and I'm proud of that. However, that journey was not always easy. When I was younger, I became a fighter because I had to survive. I had nothing. I had no one to depend on except myself. I realized that boxing was something I was good at, and I trained hard so that I could keep myself and my family alive."
On December 4, 1998, at the age of 19, he won his first major title, the World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title.
Over the course of his decorated career, Pacquiao has defeated 22 world champions—Chatchai Sasakul, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Jorge Eliécer Julio, Marco Antonio Barrera (twice), Érik Morales (twice), Óscar Larios, Jorge Solís, Juan Manuel Márquez (twice), David Díaz, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Joshua Clottey, Antonio Margarito, Shane Mosley, Brandon Ríos, Timothy Bradley (twice), Chris Algieri, Jessie Vargas, Lucas Matthysse, Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman.
Pacquiao was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC), and World Boxing Organization (WBO). In 2006, 2008, and 2009, he was awarded Ring magazine, ESPN and BWAA's Fighter of the Year, and in 2009 and 2011 he won the Best Fighter ESPY Award. BoxRec ranks him as the greatest Asian fighter of all time. In 2016, Pacquiao ranked No. 2 on ESPN's list of top pound for pound boxers of the past 25 years and he ranks No.5 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.
Forbes listed Pacquiao as the world's equal sixth highest paid athlete, with a total of $40 million or ₱2 billion pesos from the second half of 2008 to the first half of 2009. Tied with him on the sixth spot was NBA player LeBron James and golfer Phil Mickelson. Pacquiao was again included in Forbes' list of highest paid athletes from the second half of 2009 to the first half of 2010; he was ranked eighth with an income of $42 million. Pacquiao also won the 2009 ESPY Awards for the Best Fighter category, beating fellow boxer Shane Mosley and Brazilian mixed martial arts fighters Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva. ESPN Magazine reported that Pacquiao was one of the two top earning athletes for 2010, alongside American Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez. According to the magazine's annual salary report of athletes, Pacquiao earned $32 million (approximately PhP 1.38 billion) for his two 2010 boxing matches against Clottey and Margarito.
|72 fights||62 wins||8 losses|
|72||Loss||62–8–2||Yordenis Ugás||UD||12||Aug 21, 2021||42 years, 227 days||T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBA (Super) welterweight title|
|71||Win||62–7–2||Keith Thurman||SD||12||Jul 20, 2019||40 years, 215 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBA (Super) welterweight title|
|70||Win||61–7–2||Adrien Broner||UD||12||Jan 19, 2019||40 years, 33 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA (Regular) welterweight title|
|69||Win||60–7–2||Lucas Matthysse||TKO||7 (12), 2:43||Jul 15, 2018||39 years, 210 days||Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Won WBA (Regular) welterweight title|
|68||Loss||59–7–2||Jeff Horn||UD||12||Jul 2, 2017||38 years, 197 days||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia||Lost WBO welterweight title|
|67||Win||59–6–2||Jessie Vargas||UD||12||Nov 5, 2016||37 years, 324 days||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBO welterweight title|
|66||Win||58–6–2||Timothy Bradley||UD||12||Apr 9, 2016||37 years, 114 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBO International welterweight title|
|65||Loss||57–6–2||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||UD||12||May 2, 2015||36 years, 136 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBO welterweight title;|
For WBA (Unified), WBC, and The Ring welterweight titles
|64||Win||57–5–2||Chris Algieri||UD||12||Nov 23, 2014||35 years, 341 days||Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR||Retained WBO welterweight title|
|63||Win||56–5–2||Timothy Bradley||UD||12||Apr 12, 2014||35 years, 116 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBO welterweight title|
|62||Win||55–5–2||Brandon Ríos||UD||12||Nov 24, 2013||34 years, 342 days||Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR||Won vacant WBO International welterweight title|
|61||Loss||54–5–2||Juan Manuel Márquez||KO||6 (12), 2:59||Dec 8, 2012||33 years, 357 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|60||Loss||54–4–2||Timothy Bradley||SD||12||Jun 9, 2012||33 years, 175 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBO welterweight title|
|59||Win||54–3–2||Juan Manuel Márquez||MD||12||Nov 12, 2011||32 years, 330 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBO welterweight title|
|58||Win||53–3–2||Shane Mosley||UD||12||May 7, 2011||32 years, 141 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBO welterweight title|
|57||Win||52–3–2||Antonio Margarito||UD||12||Nov 13, 2010||31 years, 331 days||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBC super welterweight title|
|56||Win||51–3–2||Joshua Clottey||UD||12||Mar 13, 2010||31 years, 86 days||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S.||Retained WBO welterweight title|
|55||Win||50–3–2||Miguel Cotto||TKO||12 (12), 0:55||Nov 14, 2009||30 years, 332 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBO welterweight title|
|54||Win||49–3–2||Ricky Hatton||KO||2 (12), 2:59||May 2, 2009||30 years, 136 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won IBO and The Ring light welterweight titles|
|53||Win||48–3–2||Oscar De La Hoya||RTD||8 (12), 3:00||Dec 6, 2008||29 years, 355 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|52||Win||47–3–2||David Díaz||TKO||9 (12), 2:24||Jun 28, 2008||29 years, 194 days||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBC lightweight title|
|51||Win||46–3–2||Juan Manuel Márquez||SD||12||Mar 15, 2008||29 years, 89 days||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBC and vacant The Ring super featherweight titles|
|50||Win||45–3–2||Marco Antonio Barrera||UD||12||Oct 6, 2007||28 years, 293 days||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|49||Win||44–3–2||Jorge Solís||KO||8 (12), 1:16||Apr 14, 2007||28 years, 118 days||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|48||Win||43–3–2||Érik Morales||KO||3 (12), 2:57||Nov 18, 2006||27 years, 336 days||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|47||Win||42–3–2||Óscar Larios||UD||12||Jul 2, 2006||27 years, 197 days||Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|46||Win||41–3–2||Érik Morales||TKO||10 (12), 2:33||Jan 21, 2006||27 years, 35 days||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|45||Win||40–3–2||Héctor Velázquez||TKO||6 (12), 2:59||Sep 10, 2005||26 years, 267 days||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Won vacant WBC International super featherweight title|
|44||Loss||39–3–2||Érik Morales||UD||12||Mar 19, 2005||26 years, 92 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For IBA and vacant WBC International super featherweight titles|
|43||Win||39–2–2||Narongrit Pirang||TKO||4 (12), 1:26||Dec 11, 2004||25 years, 360 days||MC Home Depot Fort, Taguig, Philippines||Retained The Ring featherweight title|
|42||Draw||38–2–2||Juan Manuel Márquez||SD||12||May 8, 2004||25 years, 143 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained The Ring featherweight title;|
For WBA (Super) and IBF featherweight titles
|41||Win||38–2–1||Marco Antonio Barrera||TKO||11 (12), 2:56||Nov 15, 2003||24 years, 333 days||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.||Won The Ring featherweight title|
|40||Win||37–2–1||Emmanuel Lucero||KO||3 (12), 0:48||Jul 26, 2003||24 years, 221 days||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Retained IBF super bantamweight title|
|39||Win||36–2–1||Serikzhan Yeshmagambetov||TKO||5 (10), 1:52||Mar 15, 2003||24 years, 88 days||Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines|
|38||Win||35–2–1||Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym||KO||1 (12), 2:46||Oct 26, 2002||23 years, 313 days||Rizal Memorial College Gym, Davao City, Philippines||Retained IBF super bantamweight title|
|37||Win||34–2–1||Jorge Eliécer Julio||TKO||2 (12), 1:09||Jun 8, 2002||23 years, 173 days||The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.||Retained IBF super bantamweight title|
|36||Draw||33–2–1||Agapito Sánchez||TD||6 (12), 1:12||Nov 10, 2001||22 years, 328 days||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S.||Retained IBF super bantamweight title;|
For WBO super bantamweight title;
Split TD: Pacquiao was cut from accidental head clash
|35||Win||33–2||Lehlohonolo Ledwaba||TKO||6 (12), 0:59||Jun 23, 2001||22 years, 188 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won IBF super bantamweight title|
|34||Win||32–2||Foijan Prawet||KO||6 (12), 2:40||Apr 28, 2001||22 years, 132 days||Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|33||Win||31–2||Tetsutora Senrima||TKO||5 (12), 1:06||Feb 24, 2001||22 years, 69 days||Ynares Center, Antipolo, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|32||Win||30–2||Nedal Hussein||TKO||10 (12), 1:48||Oct 14, 2000||21 years, 302 days||Ynares Center, Antipolo, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|31||Win||29–2||Seung-Kon Chae||TKO||1 (12), 1:42||Jun 28, 2000||21 years, 194 days||Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|30||Win||28–2||Arnel Barotillo||KO||4 (12)||Mar 4, 2000||21 years, 78 days||Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|29||Win||27–2||Reynante Jamili||KO||2 (12)||Dec 18, 1999||21 years, 1 day||Elorde Sports Complex, Parañaque, Philippines||Won vacant WBC International super bantamweight title|
|28||Loss||26–2||Medgoen Singsurat||TKO||3 (12), 1:32||Sep 17, 1999||20 years, 274 days||Pakpanag Metropolitan Stadium, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand|
|27||Win||26–1||Gabriel Mira||TKO||4 (12), 2:45||Apr 24, 1999||20 years, 128 days||Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines||Retained WBC flyweight title|
|26||Win||25–1||Todd Makelim||TKO||3 (10), 2:52||Feb 20, 1999||20 years, 65 days||Kidapawan, Philippines|
|25||Win||24–1||Chatchai Sasakul||KO||8 (12), 2:54||Dec 4, 1998||19 years, 352 days||Tonsuk College Ground, Phutthamonthon, Thailand||Won WBC flyweight title|
|24||Win||23–1||Shin Terao||TKO||1 (10), 2:59||May 18, 1998||19 years, 152 days||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|23||Win||22–1||Narong Datchthuyawat||KO||1 (12), 1:38||Dec 6, 1997||18 years, 354 days||South Cotabato Stadium, Koronadal, Philippines||Retained OPBF flyweight title|
|22||Win||21–1||Melvin Magramo||UD||10||Sep 13, 1997||18 years, 270 days||Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines|
|21||Win||20–1||Chokchai Chockvivat||KO||5 (12), 2:46||Jun 26, 1997||18 years, 191 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines||Won OPBF flyweight title|
|20||Win||19–1||Ariel Austria||TKO||6 (10)||May 30, 1997||18 years, 164 days||Almendras Gym, Davao City, Philippines|
|19||Win||18–1||Wook-Ki Lee||KO||1 (10), 1:04||Apr 24, 1997||18 years, 128 days||Ritsy's, Makati, Philippines|
|18||Win||17–1||Mike Luna||KO||1 (10), 1:56||Mar 3, 1997||18 years, 76 days||Muntinlupa, Philippines|
|17||Win||16–1||Sung-Yul Lee||TKO||2 (10), 1:51||Dec 28, 1996||18 years, 11 days||Muntinlupa, Philippines|
|16||Win||15–1||Ippo Gala||TKO||2 (10)||Jul 27, 1996||17 years, 223 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|15||Win||14–1||Bert Batiller||TKO||4 (10)||Jun 15, 1996||17 years, 181 days||General Santos, Philippines|
|14||Win||13–1||John Medina||TKO||4 (10)||May 5, 1996||17 years, 140 days||Malabon, Philippines|
|13||Win||12–1||Marlon Carillo||UD||10||Apr 27, 1996||17 years, 132 days||Malate Midtown Ramada Hotel, Manila, Philippines|
|12||Loss||11–1||Rustico Torrecampo||KO||3 (10), 0:29||Feb 9, 1996||17 years, 54 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|11||Win||11–0||Lito Torrejos||TD||5 (10)||Jan 13, 1996||17 years, 27 days||Parañaque, Philippines||Torrejos was cut from accidental head clash|
|10||Win||10–0||Rolando Toyogon||UD||10||Dec 9, 1995||16 years, 357 days||Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines|
|9||Win||9–0||Rudolfo Fernandez||TKO||3 (10)||Nov 11, 1995||16 years, 329 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|8||Win||8–0||Renato Mendones||TKO||2 (8)||Oct 21, 1995||16 years, 308 days||Puerto Princesa, Philippines|
|7||Win||7–0||Lolito Laroa||UD||8||Oct 7, 1995||16 years, 294 days||Makati, Philippines|
|6||Win||6–0||Armando Rocil||KO||3 (8)||Sep 16, 1995||16 years, 273 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|5||Win||5–0||Acasio Simbajon||UD||6||Aug 3, 1995||16 years, 229 days||Mandaluyong Sports Complex, Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|4||Win||4–0||Dele Decierto||TKO||2 (6), 2:41||Jul 1, 1995||16 years, 196 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|3||Win||3–0||Rocky Palma||UD||6||May 1, 1995||16 years, 135 days||Montano Hall, Cavite City, Philippines|
|2||Win||2–0||Pinoy Montejo||UD||4||Mar 18, 1995||16 years, 91 days||Sablayan, Philippines|
|1||Win||1–0||Edmund Enting Ignacio||UD||4||Jan 22, 1995||16 years, 36 days||Sablayan, Philippines|
Manny Pacquiao has never represented the Philippines in international amateur competition such as the Southeast Asian Games or the Summer Olympics.
Pacquiao became the first Filipino Olympic non-participant to be Team Philippines' flag-bearer during the August 8 opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium. Swimmer Miguel Molina, 2005 Southeast Asian Games' Best Male Athlete, yielded the honor to Pacquiao, upon the request of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the national sports officials on the Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
He had the opportunity to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, when professional boxers under the age of 40 were allowed to compete in the games for the first time. However Pacquiao, decided not to compete to focus on his duties as an incumbent Senator.
On April 17, 2014, Pacquiao, a life-long passionate basketball fan, announced his intention to join the Philippine Basketball Association as the playing coach of Kia Motors Basketball team, an incoming expansion team for the PBA's 2014–15 season. As the team's head coach, he asked other teams to not draft him before Kia, and picked himself 11th overall in the first round of the 2014 PBA draft, being the oldest rookie to be ever drafted in the league's history. Pacquiao played basketball as part of his training before his matches and prior to his PBA stint, Pacquiao was named a honorary member of the Boston Celtics and established friendships with basketball Hall of Famers Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen when they visited him on his trainings & on dugouts.
On February 18, 2015, Pacquiao played briefly and scored one point when the Sorento pulled an 95-84 upset against Purefoods that tapped former NBA player Daniel Orton as their import for the conference, when asked about playing against Pacquiao he said that Pacquiao as a basketball player was a "mockery of the game and a joke". Orton was summoned and fined by PBA commissioner Chito Salud and was replaced immediately by his team.
On October 25, 2015, Pacquiao made his first field goal in the PBA in a 108–94 loss against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. On August 21, 2016, Pacquiao scored a career-high four points in a 97–88 victory against the Blackwater Elite, also sinking the first three-point field goal in his career.
In 2018, although being rumored to transfer to Blackwater, Pacquiao officially announced his retirement from the league after playing just ten games in three seasons and scoring less than fifteen career points. On 2019, he played one game representing the Philippine Senate in a televised-amateur league and scored 12 points. He went on to start a career as a sports executive, when he founded the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, a prominent semi-professional basketball league in the Philippines and announced that he is planning to own an NBA team after boxing retirement.
On February 12, 2007, Pacquiao announced his campaign for a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives to represent the 1st District of South Cotabato province running as a candidate of the Liberal Party faction under Manila mayor Lito Atienza. Pacquiao, said he was persuaded to run by the local officials of General Santos, hoping he would act as a bridge between their interests and the national government. Ultimately Pacquiao was forced to run under the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI), a pro-Arroyo political party by the courts. Pacquiao was defeated in the election by incumbent Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC), who said, "More than anything, I think, people weren't prepared to lose him as their boxing icon."
In preparation for his political career in the Filipino House of Representatives, Pacquiao enrolled in the Certificate Course in Development, Legislation, and Governance at the Development Academy of the Philippines – Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM).
On November 21, 2009, Pacquiao announced that he would run again for a congressional seat, but this time in Sarangani province, the hometown of his wife Jinkee. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. He scored a landslide victory over the wealthy and politically well-entrenched Chiongbian clan that had been in power in the province for more than thirty years. Pacquiao got 120,052 votes while his opponent for the seat, Roy Chiongbian, got 60,899 votes.
In 2013 he was re-elected to the 16th Congress of the Philippines. He ran unopposed. Additionally, his wife, Jinkee, was also elected as vice-governor of Sarangani, while his younger brother, Rogelio was defeated by incumbent Rep. Pedro Acharon of Team PNoy in second district race in South Cotabato which includes General Santos.
Because of other commitments, Pacquiao only attended one Congress session on the congress' final leg and was criticized for being the top absentee among lawmakers. Despite his poor attendance and low number of bills filed, he still announced his candidacy for Senator in the 2016 elections.
On October 5, 2015, Pacquiao formally declared that he was running for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party of vice-president Jejomar Binay. On May 19, 2016, Pacquiao was formally elected as a senator by the Commission on Elections. Pacquiao garnered over 16 million votes, landing 7th among 12 new members of the Senate.
As a senator, he notably aligned himself with the Duterte government, facilitating on September 18, 2016, the ouster of Leila de Lima from the chairmanship of the Senate Justice committee and criticized de Lima's presentation on September 21 of the same year of an alleged member of the Davao Death Squad. He has been vocal about De Lima's alleged links with a purported drug lord, Kerwin Espinosa, an allegation that led to De Lima's arrest and detention. De Lima has been a member of the opposition in the Senate of the 17th and 18th Congress of the Philippines and a critic of Duterte; prior to her arrest, she had been investigating the Davao Death Squad as well as suspected extrajudicial killings within Duterte's War on Drugs. Meanwhile, in another Senate hearing, Pacquiao defended then-Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte from allegations of having a part, along with the vice mayor's alleged drinking buddy Charlie Tan and Kenneth Dong, in a 2017 seized ₱6.4-billion shipment of illegal drugs from Xiamen, China into the Philippines.
As of 2018, Pacquiao has filed a total of 31 Senate bills during the 17th Congress. And in a bill filed alongside Senator Bato dela Rosa and Bong Go, he backed the return of capital punishment into the lexicon of Philippine criminal law.
In June 2019, the Philippine Senate released a data showing Pacquiao as having the worst attendance record among all senators in the 17th Congress, reflecting a struggle Pacquiao had since he was a congressman.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Pacquiao worked with Alibaba Group co-founder Jack Ma to help bring to the Philippines 50,000 COVID-19 test kits through their respective charity foundations.
In December 2020, Pacquiao became Acting President of the ruling party PDP-Laban after Koko Pimentel resigned. After speculations spread around a possible Pacquiao run for president, backed by the senator's own expression of interest in a presidential bid for the 2022 presidential election, Pacquiao began to be critical of the Duterte administration.
In June 2021, he expressed belief that Duterte's response towards China's claims in the South China Sea was lacking. Duterte rebuked Pacquiao for the statement, saying the latter lacked knowledge in foreign policy. The President also responded to a claim attributed to Pacquiao that the Duterte administration is more corrupt than those by his predecessors; Duterte challenged Pacquiao to name certain individuals or agencies, otherwise he will launch a negative campaign against the senator in the 2022 elections.
Pacquiao lost his position of party president of PDP-Laban on July 17 to the Secretary of Energy, Alfonso Cusi, after the latter's faction called for a vote. Melvin Matibag, the deputy secretary-general of PDP-Laban, defended the vote, saying it was organized because the term limits of the party's officials had already expired.
With growing fame, Pacquiao became a celebrity and was obligated to start his acting and hosting career with guest appearances on ABS-CBN shows. He signed a contract as an actor & host with ABS-CBN short-after.
In December 2005, Pacquiao took his first lead role in Violett Films' Lisensyadong Kamao (Licensed Fist). The film is titled so because (according to director Tony Bernal), being a boxer, Pacquiao is licensed to use his hands.
Pacquiao starred in the superhero/comedy film entitled Wapakman, which was released on December 25, 2009, as an entry to the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival. Like his previous films, Wapakman was not commercially successful.
Upon the expiration of his contract with ABS-CBN, Pacquiao signed with GMA Network as an actor and host in September 2007. On December 17, 2007, he taped his first episode of the networks infotainment show Pinoy Records. His other projects with the network included Totoy Bato and the sitcom Show Me Da Manny, where he appeared as Marian Rivera's onscreen loveteam, and in which his mother, Dionisia, also appeared. He also hosted his own game show Manny Many Prizes where he gave out prizes to his audience.
In 2020, he was cast to portray General Miguel Malvar in the upcoming biopic film Malvar: Tuloy ang Laban about the Philippine hero, which gained mixed reactions from the Malvar family. Gabriel, grandson of General Malvar’s youngest child Pablo, worries that Pacquiao's fame might overshadow his movie character. While Villegas, son of Malvar’s daughter Isabel, supports the casting.
Pacquiao recorded songs to use as entrance music for his fights and released them on two albums that were certified platinum locally in the Philippines. Most of the Tagalog songs of Pacquiao were composed by Lito Camo who wrote Pacquiao's biggest hit and primarily known song "Para Sayo Ang Laban Na 'To".
On November 3, 2009, Pacquiao covered "Sometimes When We Touch, originally by Dan Hill, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, that marked his first singing performance in American TV, he went back to the late-night talk show on March 3, 2010 to cover another song "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You. He would later record Dan Hill's hit in April 2011 as a single which reached number 19 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. It made Pacquiao one of the few Southeast Asians to enter a US Billboard chart. He also appeared with Will Ferrell and sang Imagine by John Lennon for his third guesting in the show.His appearances on the show led to Canadian rapper Drake impersonating him and making fun of his singing by creating a parody. Pacquiao responded by posting another video of himself singing.
On 2015, he released an extended play that featured his own recorded entrance song for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and shortly announced his retirement from music, being quoted saying "I love music, but music is not for me".
The following are Manny Pacquiao's albums from 2006 to 2015:
Pacquiao has a YouTube channel with 500,000 subscribers as of June 2021. The Pacquiao family constantly posts content about their activities together in their own separate YouTube channels. His daughter, Mary and his wife Jinkee both have one million subscribers and his sons Jimuel and Michael each have fewer than 600,000.
A film based on Pacquiao's life, Pacquiao: The Movie, was released on June 21, 2006, featuring Filipino actor Jericho Rosales as Manny Pacquiao and was directed by Joel Lamangan. The film flopped at the box office, grossing a total of only P4,812,191 (approximately US$99,322), as confirmed by Lamangan.
Another film, based on Pacquiao's early life in boxing, Kid Kulafu, was released on April 15, 2015, featuring young actor Robert Villar as Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao. The film dramatizes the life of the Filipino boxing superstar during his childhood.
Pacquiao has featured in the Fight Night boxing video game franchise as a playable character. The playable character Paquito, in the mobile game, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang was also inspired from Pacquiao. A skin was also made available for Paquito which changes the character's appearance to that of the real life boxer. Filipino game developer Ranida Games announced in 2021 that a mobile game revolving around Pacquiao's boxing career Fighting Pride: The Manny Pacquiao Saga is in the works.
Pacquiao was one of Time's 100 most influential people for the year 2009, for his exploits in boxing and his influence among the Filipino people. Pacquiao was also included by Forbes in its annual Celebrity 100 list for the year 2009, joining Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and fellow athletes Woods and Bryant.
Pacquiao has also appeared on the cover of Time magazine Asia for their November 16, 2009, issue. According to their five-page feature story, "(Pacquiao is) a fighter with enough charisma, intelligence and backstory to help rescue a sport lost in the labyrinth of pay-per-view. Global brands like Nike want him in their ads." They also added, "Pacquiao has a myth of origin equal to that of any Greek or Roman hero. He leaves the Philippines to make it even bigger, conquering the world again and again to bring back riches to his family and friends." Pacquiao became the eighth Filipino to grace the cover of the prestigious magazine, after former Philippine presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Ramon Magsaysay, Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and Filipino actress and environmentalist Chin Chin Gutierrez. Pacquiao was also featured on the cover of Reader's Digest Asia, where a seven-page story was written about the Filipino boxing superstar. The issue came out in November 2008, before Pacquiao's epic match against De La Hoya.
Pacquiao is also mentioned in some hip hop tracks including Kool A.D.'s song entitled "Manny Pacquiao" on his mixtape, 51. A few notable ones are Pitbull's "Get It Started", A$AP Rocky's "Phoenix", Bad Meets Evil and Bruno Mars' "Lighters", Eminem and Skylar Grey's "Asshole", Future's "Never Gon' Lose", Migos' "Chinatown", Nicki Minaj and Ciara's "I'm Legit" and Rick Ross's "High Definition", Jelo Acosta's "Just Like Manny P" to name a few.
On November 26, 2013, a few days after Pacquiao's victory over Brandon Ríos, the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued a freeze order on all of Pacquiao's Philippine bank accounts due to his alleged failure to pay ₱2.2 billion in taxes for earnings he made in his fights in the United States from 2008 to 2009. A day after the bank account freeze, the BIR also issued an order to freeze all of Pacquiao's Philippine properties, whereupon Pacquiao presented documents to the press showing the income tax for non-resident alien payment by his promoter to the BIR's US counterpart, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as a letter from Bob Arum. In April 2017, Pacquiao, now a senator, approached Philippine authorities in an attempt to settle the case. The BIR had maintained that taxes were due even if all taxes had been paid to the IRS in the first place.
In February 2016, Pacquiao, in a video statement posted by TV5, made a comment on the issue of same-sex marriage. Pacquiao, in vernacular, described people in same-sex marriages as behaving worse than animals because, he said, animals generally do not have same-sex mating. LGBT celebrities criticized the statements of the senatorial candidate. Pacquiao later apologized and stated that while, as a Christian, he is still against same-sex marriage, which he said is against Biblical teachings, he did not condemn gay people themselves. Nike ended their longtime partnership with Pacquiao, stating his comments against gay people were abhorrent. The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles also banned Pacquiao from the shopping mall.
Towards the end of the video, Pacquiao clarified that he is not condemning gay people.
...but I am not condemning them, just the marriage which is a sin against God.— Continuation of Manny Pacquiao's stand on same-sex marriage in a video statement by TV5 posted later on February 19, 2016.
Pacquiao married Jinkee Jamora on May 10, 1999. Together, they have five children, Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace (Princess) who is a popular YouTube vlogger with millions of subscribers and started the Pacquiao family's network of YouTube content, Queen Elizabeth (Queenie) and Israel. His first son, Jimuel, also rose to celebrity fame as an amateur boxer, model & actor, while his second son, Michael, is a rapper, who also racked tens of million of streams with his songs. His daughter, Queenie, was born in the United States. He resides in his hometown of General Santos, South Cotabato, Philippines. As the congressman representing the lone district of Sarangani from 2010–2016, he officially resided in Kiamba, Sarangani, the hometown of his wife. Upon his election to the Senate of the Philippines, he returned his official residence to General Santos, as Senators are elected on a nationwide basis, rather than by district.
On December 11, 2019, Pacquiao graduated from University of Makati with a bachelor's degree in political science; majoring in local government administration through the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) of the Philippine Councilors League-Legislative Academy (PCCLA) which allows qualified Filipinos to complete a collegiate-level education via informal education system.
Raised in the Catholic faith, Pacquiao is currently practicing and preaching evangelical Protestantism. Pacquiao said he once had a dream where he saw a pair of angels and heard the voice of God—this dream convinced him to become a devout believer.
Pacquiao enlisted as a military reservist and was promoted with the rank of colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army. Prior to being promoted to full colonel after finishing his General Staff Course (GSC) schooling, he held the rank of lieutenant colonel for being a member of the Philippine Congress as per the AFP's regulations for reservist officers. He first entered the army's reserve force on April 27, 2006, as a sergeant. Later, he rose to Technical Sergeant on December 1 of the same year. On October 7, 2007, he became a Master Sergeant, the highest rank for enlisted personnel. On May 4, 2009, he was given the special rank of Senior Master Sergeant and was also designated as the Command Sergeant Major of the 15th Ready Reserve Division.
|Invalid or blank votes||4,499||2.43|
|PCM gain from SARRO|
|Margin of victory|
|TBA||Freedom Fighters||Col. Macario Peralta, Jr.|
|TBA||Malvar||Gen. Miguel Malvar|
|2009||Wapakman||Magno Meneses/Wapakman||35th Metro Manila Film Festival entry|
|2008||Pangarap Kong Jackpot||Abel||Segment "Sa Ngalan ng Busabos"|
|Brown Soup Thing||Cousin Manny|
|Anak ng Kumander||Kumander Idel||Story|
|2005||Lisensyadong Kamao||Ambrocio "Bruce" Lerio|
|2001||Basagan ng Mukha||Dodong|
|Mahal Kita... Kahit Sino Ka Pa!||Dong|
|2000||Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin||Dong|
|2019||ASAP Natin To'||Performer||ABS-CBN|
|2017–2019||Stories for the Soul||Host||GMA Network|
|2014–2015||MP Featuring Sport Science||Host|
|2013||Para sa 'Yo ang Laban na Ito||Host|
|2011–2012||Manny Many Prizes||Host|
|2009–2011||Show Me Da Manny||Manuel "Manny" Santos|
|2005||Kamao: Matira Ang Matibay||Host||ABS-CBN|
|2019||PBC Fight Camp: Pacquiao vs. Thurman||Himself||TV documentary – Fox|
|2019||All Access: Pacquiao vs. Broner||Himself||TV documentary – Showtime|
|2015||Pacman: Laban Kung Laban||Himself||TV documentary – ABS-CBN|
|2015||At Last: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2015||Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – Showtime|
|2014||24/7: Pacquiao/Algieri||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2014||24/7: Pacquiao/Bradley 2||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2013||24/7: Pacquiao/Rios||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2012||24/7: Pacquiao/Marquez 4||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2012||24/7: Pacquiao/Bradley||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2012||The Fighters||Himself||TV documentary – CNN|
|2012||I Am Bruce Lee||Himself||TV documentary – History|
|2011||24/7: Pacquiao/Marquez||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2011||Fight Camp 360°: Pacquiao vs. Mosley||Himself||TV documentary – Showtime|
|2010||24/7: Pacquiao/Margarito||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2010||Road to Dallas: Pacquiao vs. Clottey||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2010||Manny Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – BIO Channel|
|2009||24/7: Pacquiao/Cotto||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2009||3 Kings: Viloria, Pacquiao, Donaire||Himself||TV documentary – C/S 9|
|2009||Team Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – GMA Network|
|2009||24/7: Pacquiao/Hatton||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2008||24/7: De La Hoya/Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2008||Countdown to Pacquiao-Marquez 2||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2007||Countdown to Pacquiao-Barrera 2||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2006||Countdown to Pacquiao-Morales 3||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2004||The People's Champion||Himself||Video documentary – VIVA Films|
|2004||No Fear: The Manny Pacquiao Story||Himself||Video documentary – VIVA Films|
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Correct as of February 2, 2019
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