Sunday, September 19, 2021

Boxing star to run for Philippines president

 Philippine boxing star Manny Pacquiao says he is to run for president in next year's election.He was nominated as a candidate by a faction of the ruling party, PDP-Laban.

BBC News

On top of a glittering career as a fighter, Mr Pacquiao, 42, is a senator in the Philippines' parliament.

Incumbent Rodrigo Duterte is barred from another term but has been picked by a rival party faction to run for vice-president, a move critics say is an attempt to cling to power.

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