Manny Pacquiao

Skyler Hunter

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao

December 17, 1978 (age 36)

Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. He has also been involved in basketball, acting, and is a retired singer.

Starting out

In 1995, the death of a young aspiring boxer and close friend, Eugene Barutag, spurred the young Pacquiao to pursue a professional boxing career. Pacquiao started his professional boxing career when he was just 16 years old, stood at 4'11'' and weighed 98 pounds. He admitted before American media that he put weights in his pockets to make the 105-pound weight limit. His professional debut was a four-round bout against Edmund "Enting" Ignacio, on January 22, 1995. He won and became an instant star of the program.

Pacquiao's weight increased from 106 to 113 pounds before losing in his 12th bout against Rustico Torrecampo via a third-round knockout. Pacquiao failed to make the required weight, so he was forced to use heavier gloves than Torrecampo, which put him at a disadvantage.

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Acting

Pacquiao started his acting career as an extra in some local films and guest appearances on ABS-CBN shows.

In December 2005 Pacquiao took his first lead role in Violett Films' Lisensyadong Kamao (Licensed Fist). The movie is titled so because (according to director Tony Bernal), being a boxer, Pacquiao is licensed to use his hands.

In 2014 hi was in "Many"

In 2012 he was in "I am Bruce Lee"

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School

In February 2007 he took, and passed, a high school equivalency exam making him eligible for college education. He was awarded with a high school diploma by the Department of Education. Pacquiao enrolled for a college degree in business management at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in his hometown in General Santos City.
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In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani.

On May 13, 2010, Pacquiao was officially proclaimed congressman of the lone district 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.
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Basketball

On April 17, 2014, Pacquiao announced his intentions to join the Philippine Basketball Association as the playing coach of Kia Motors Basketball team.

Pacquiao plays basketball as cross-training to keep himself in shape.

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Quotes

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Sports team

He played for the Kia Sorento team

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