Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, currently an elected member of the Philippine House of Representatives, is running to be a Senator of the Republic. Is he qualified? Is he mentally and emotionally fit for such high public office?
Pacquiao is qualified to be a senator by reason of law – he meets the citizenship, age, and residence requirements – but he is neither mentally nor emotionally fit for office, public or private. The high school dropout’s only claim to higher education is an honorary degree in Humanities from Cebu’s Southwestern University “in recognition of his boxing achievements and humanitarian work.”
Simply being philanthropic does not cut it. No doubt Pacquiao has a kind heart and loves to help the underprivileged and underserved among his people. He has built schools, a hospital, and homes for the poor of his province of Sarangani. But that does not mean he has the education, training, and mindset to be a leader of his people.
Manny Pacquiao – who is also an Evangelical Protestant minister – is a homophobic demagogue who appears to seek recognition to compensate for his shortcomings and poor beginnings in life. He wants to be a senator because he feels inadequate as a congressman, because his ego needs a bigger lift. He joined a religious group as a minister because he feels the urge to wow it over his people and win their utter reverence, knowing that they already admire and respect him for his boxing skills.
How can a person who has no respect for a large segment of his constituents (people he has called “worse than animals” for being gay, as well as folk who he proclaims are going to “hell” for not subscribing to his faith) possibly represent them? How can a person who has a terrible attendance record and who has accomplished absolutely nothing after many years as a member of the House of Representatives be useful in the Senate?
Pacquiao’s senate candidacy is a threat to the Filipino people.
There can be no reason for a people to elect a person like Pacquiao who did nothing in the House of Representatives but collect his pay and act like a missionary for his religious congregation. His attendance record was abysmal and his comments about people he did not like was divisive to say the least.
Probably, another Manny-hater/basher…
Posted by UNA – Pacquiao for Senator Movement.
I understand that this site is all about the opinion of the author. The author’s view is solely his view and non of the rest of the people. In my opinion, this opinion on Manny is incorrect and full of bias. Manny has never been a threat. The REAL threat are the TRA-PO who has the traditions and practice of stealing money from the people’s tax year in and out. About the issue on homosexuals… you have to review the full unedited video released by the TV5… GET your INFO not only in one person… any way it’s your opinion.. hehe
Posted by UNA – Pacquao for Senator Movement.
How can an argument on the basis of factual issues be biased? The issue here is not about the rationale of what he said but the ramification of his insistance that God laws as written in the Bible are paramount in everything we do as a nation. (Remember, he is speaking as a Congressman and a candidate). Biblical laws are the foundation of the Constitution, I am not disputing that. However, in order to level the playing field for all human beings, there must be a separation of church and state. Hence, the separation. I share the rationale of what he said, which is not at issue here. What if the opposite is true and non-Christians take the helm like Saudi Arabia?
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