Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president


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Hopefully democracy prevails in the Philippines and the candidate with the most votes wins. It will be interesting to watch how the results turn out. Hopefully Duterte won't be like some authoritarian leaders and have his opposition arrested and jailed, or like another authoritarian wannabe who tried to overturn the results of the election after it had been clearly shown he lost.

And if drugs in the Philippines have in fact created serious problems, hopefully whichever candidate wins goes after the major suppliers, even if they are CCP billionaires or fellow ruling class Filipinos, instead of having his heavily armed security forces kill unarmed users at the lower end of the economic scale without first bringing them to trial.

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Are there no sober, honest, educated and experienced leaders in the Philippines? How is a boxer qualified to lead a nation? There are smart people in the Philippines but they all seem to be anywhere but their national leadership.

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Hopefully Duterte won't be like some authoritarian leaders and have his opposition arrested and jailed,

Too late. He already did. More than once.

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It's not gonna' happen. Pres. Duterte won't let Manny get in the way of his daughter Sara Zimmerman Duterte, the current mayor of Davao City.

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Manny better WATCH OUT.

Duterte will do ANYTHING -- to hold onto Power...(!)

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Boxer-senator Pacquiao to run for Philippine president :

In a nation where knowledge/skills/ competency are purposely ignored by the public, but only celebs/rich would be highly awed/regarded to win the presidency easily, what else to say..

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Would be interesting if they decide the election by fistfight

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Manny isn’t qualified, but literally anyone, including a vagrant would be better than the sociopath they have now.

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