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Pacquiao hailed by senators for exceptional boxing stint as he retires

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Senators on Wednesday hailed their colleague, boxing legend and Senator Manny Pacquiao, after the latter officially announced that he will be You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. for good.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Pacquiao will always be the “Greatest Boxer of All Time.”

“The Filipino Pride of General Santos City! I wish him well! Mabuhay!” Sotto added.

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto also congratulated the sports icon “for an exceptional boxing career” and for being an inspiration to many.

Senator Joel Villanueva lauded Pacquiao for hurdling obstacles and reaching his dreams despite the challenges he encountered.

“Sa loob ng kanyang halos tatlong dekada na karera, ipinamalas ni Senator Manny Pacquiao ang talas at husay niya sa boxing, at suportado natin ang kanyang pasyang tuluyan nang magretiro,” he said.

(Throughout the almost three decades of his career, Senator Manny Pacquiao showed his greatness in boxing and we support his decision on his retirement.)

“Narating niya ang rurok ng tagumpay nang ipamalas niya ang determinasyong higitan ang mga pagsubok na kinaharap niya sa buhay. Hindi namili ng kinalaban, at hinarap ang sinumang boksingero na itinapat. Congratulations, my brother,” he added.

(He has reached the peak of success after showing determination that he can overcome all the challenges that he face in life. He did not choose his opponents and he has faced them all. Congratulations, my brother.)

Pacquiao’s political ally, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said the focus and discipline that his colleagues has shown in his boxing career is the same qualities that he will show in his campaign for Eleksyon 2022.

“The same focus (includes discipline), he showed in winning a world record, eight divisions (weight classes) in boxing, he will now give to his campaign and beyond,” Pimentel said.

Pacquiao’s retirement came weeks after he accepted the nomination of a faction of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to be its You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. in the upcoming 2022 national elections.—LDF, GMA News

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