|Senator of the Philippines|
June 30, 2016
|Member of the |
Philippine House of Representatives
from Sarangani's lone district
June 30, 2010 –June 30, 2016
|Preceded by||Erwin Chiongbian|
|Succeeded by||Rogelio Pacquiao|
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
December 17, 1978
Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines
|Political party|| PDP-Laban (2012–2014; 2016–present)|
People's Champ Movement (2010–present)
|Relatives||Alberto "Bobby" Pacquiao (brother)|
|Education|| Notre Dame of Dadiangas University |
University of Makati
|Known for||Professional Boxing and Political Career|
|Net worth|| ₱3.2 billion |
(Dec. 31, 2019)
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Reach||67 in (170 cm)|
|Wins by KO||39|
Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao Sr., // PAK-ee-ow; born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. Nicknamed "PacMan", he is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines and as party president of the ruling PDP–Laban party.(
Manny Pacquiao is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing and has won twelve major world titles.He was the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes, the first boxer to win major world titles in four of the eight "glamour divisions": flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight, and is the only boxer to hold world championships across four decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s).
As of 2015, Pacquiao's fights had generated $1.2 billion in revenue from his 25 pay-per-view bouts.According to Forbes , he was the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015.
In July 2019, Pacquiao became the oldest welterweight world champion in history at the age of 40,and the first boxer in history to become a recognized four-time welterweight champion after defeating Keith Thurman to win the WBA (Super) welterweight title.
Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon and raised in General Santos, Philippines. He is the son of Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao.His parents separated when he was in sixth grade, after his father had an affair. He is the fourth of six siblings, one of whom, Alberto "Bobby" Pacquiao, is also a politician and former professional boxer.
Pacquiao completed his elementary education at Saavedra Saway Elementary School in General Santos City, but dropped out of high school due to extreme poverty.At the age of 12, Pacquiao was introduced to boxing a by his maternal uncle Sardo Mejia. According to his autobiography, Pacquiao said watching Mike Tyson's defeat to James "Buster" Douglas in 1990 with his Uncle Sardo as an experience that, "changed my life forever." His early interest in combat sports was also inspired by martial-artist Bruce Lee and the boxer Muhammad Ali.
In 1990, Mejia began training his nephew in a makeshift home gym. After 6 months of training, Pacquiao began boxing in a park in General Santos eventually traveling to other cities to fight higher-ranked opponents. By age 15, he was considered the best junior boxer in the southern Philippines.At the age of 15, he moved to Manila. In January 1995, at the age of 16, he made his professional boxing debut as a junior flyweight.
In February 2007, Pacquiao took and passed a high school equivalency exam, and was awarded with a high school diploma by the Department of Education.
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Manny Pacquiao has an amateur record of 60–4 and a record of 62–7–2 as a professional, with 39 wins by knockout. Boxing historian Bert Sugar ranked Pacquiao as the greatest southpaw fighter of all time.In 2020, Pacquiao topped the Ranker's list of best boxers of the 21st century.
Pacquiao made history by being the first boxer ever to win world titles in eight weight divisions, having won twelve major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. Pacquiao is also the first boxer in history to win major world titles in four of the original eight weight classes of boxing, also known as the "glamour divisions" (flyweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight), and the first boxer ever to become a four-decade world champion, winning world championships across four decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s).
Pacquiao was long rated as the best active boxer in the world, pound for pound, by most sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated , Sporting Life , Yahoo! Sports, About.com, BoxRec and The Ring , beginning from his climb to lightweight until his losses in 2012.He is also the longest reigning top-ten active boxer on The Ring's pound for pound list from November 2003 to April 2016.
Pacquiao has generated approximately 20.1 million in pay-per-view (PPV) buys and $1.2 billion in revenue from his 25 PPV bouts. According to Forbes, he was the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015.
Pacquiao was introduced to boxing at the age of 12 by his maternal Uncle Sardo Mejia. According to his autobiography, Pacquiao said watching Mike Tyson's defeat of James "Buster" Douglas in 1990 with his Uncle Sardo as an experience that, "changed my life forever." Mejia began training his nephew in a makeshift home gym. After 6 months of training, Pacquiao began boxing in a park in General Santos eventually traveling to other cities to fight higher-ranked opponents. By age 15, he was considered the best junior boxer in the southern Philippines.At the age of 15 he moved to Manila. In January 1995, at the age of 16, he made his professional boxing debut as a junior flyweight.
Pacquiao stated of his early years, "Many of you know me as a legendary boxer, and I'm proud of that. However, that journey was not always easy. When I was younger, I became a fighter because I had to survive. I had nothing. I had no one to depend on except myself. I realized that boxing was something I was good at, and I trained hard so that I could keep myself and my family alive."
On December 4, 1998, at the age of 19, he won his first major title, the World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title.
Over the course of his decorated career, Pacquiao has defeated 22 world champions— Chatchai Sasakul, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Jorge Eliécer Julio, Marco Antonio Barrera (twice), Érik Morales (twice), Óscar Larios, Jorge Solís, Juan Manuel Márquez (twice), David Díaz, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Joshua Clottey, Antonio Margarito, Shane Mosley, Brandon Ríos, Timothy Bradley (twice), Chris Algieri, Jessie Vargas, Lucas Matthysse, Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman.
Pacquiao was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC), and World Boxing Organization (WBO). In 2006, 2008, and 2009, he was awarded Ring magazine, ESPN and BWAA's Fighter of the Year, and in 2009 and 2011 he won the Best Fighter ESPY Award.BoxRec ranks him as the greatest Asian fighter of all time. In 2016, Pacquiao ranked No. 2 on ESPN's list of top pound for pound boxers of the past 25 years and he ranks No.5 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.
Pacquiao is signed with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) promotion since 2018and Paradigm Sports since 2020 and is the WBA welterweight champion-in-recess since January 2021.
|71 fights||62 wins||7 losses|
|72||N/A||N/A||Errol Spence Jr.||N/A||– (12)||Aug 21, 2021||42 years, 227 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For WBC and IBF welterweight titles|
|71||Win||62–7–2||Keith Thurman||SD||12||Jul 20, 2019||40 years, 215 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBA (Super) welterweight title|
|70||Win||61–7–2||Adrien Broner||UD||12||Jan 19, 2019||40 years, 33 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA (Regular) welterweight title|
|69||Win||60–7–2||Lucas Matthysse||TKO||7 (12), 2:43||Jul 15, 2018||39 years, 210 days||Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Won WBA (Regular) welterweight title|
|68||Loss||59–7–2||Jeff Horn||UD||12||Jul 2, 2017||38 years, 197 days||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia||Lost WBO welterweight title|
|67||Win||59–6–2||Jessie Vargas||UD||12||Nov 5, 2016||37 years, 324 days||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBO welterweight title|
|66||Win||58–6–2||Timothy Bradley||UD||12||Apr 9, 2016||37 years, 114 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBO International welterweight title|
|65||Loss||57–6–2||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||UD||12||May 2, 2015||36 years, 136 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBO welterweight title;|
For WBA (Unified), WBC, and The Ring welterweight titles
|64||Win||57–5–2||Chris Algieri||UD||12||Nov 23, 2014||35 years, 341 days||Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR||Retained WBO welterweight title|
|63||Win||56–5–2||Timothy Bradley||UD||12||Apr 12, 2014||35 years, 116 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBO welterweight title|
|62||Win||55–5–2||Brandon Ríos||UD||12||Nov 24, 2013||34 years, 342 days||Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR||Won vacant WBO International welterweight title|
|61||Loss||54–5–2||Juan Manuel Márquez||KO||6 (12), 2:59||Dec 8, 2012||33 years, 357 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|60||Loss||54–4–2||Timothy Bradley||SD||12||Jun 9, 2012||33 years, 175 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBO welterweight title|
|59||Win||54–3–2||Juan Manuel Márquez||MD||12||Nov 12, 2011||32 years, 330 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBO welterweight title|
|58||Win||53–3–2||Shane Mosley||UD||12||May 7, 2011||32 years, 141 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBO welterweight title|
|57||Win||52–3–2||Antonio Margarito||UD||12||Nov 13, 2010||31 years, 331 days||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBC super welterweight title|
|56||Win||51–3–2||Joshua Clottey||UD||12||Mar 13, 2010||31 years, 86 days||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S.||Retained WBO welterweight title|
|55||Win||50–3–2||Miguel Cotto||TKO||12 (12), 0:55||Nov 14, 2009||30 years, 332 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBO welterweight title|
|54||Win||49–3–2||Ricky Hatton||KO||2 (12), 2:59||May 2, 2009||30 years, 136 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won IBO and The Ring light welterweight titles|
|53||Win||48–3–2||Oscar De La Hoya||RTD||8 (12), 3:00||Dec 6, 2008||29 years, 355 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|52||Win||47–3–2||David Díaz||TKO||9 (12), 2:24||Jun 28, 2008||29 years, 194 days||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBC lightweight title|
|51||Win||46–3–2||Juan Manuel Márquez||SD||12||Mar 15, 2008||29 years, 89 days||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBC and vacant The Ring super featherweight titles|
|50||Win||45–3–2||Marco Antonio Barrera||UD||12||Oct 6, 2007||28 years, 293 days||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|49||Win||44–3–2||Jorge Solís||KO||8 (12), 1:16||Apr 14, 2007||28 years, 118 days||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|48||Win||43–3–2||Érik Morales||KO||3 (12), 2:57||Nov 18, 2006||27 years, 336 days||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|47||Win||42–3–2||Óscar Larios||UD||12||Jul 2, 2006||27 years, 197 days||Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|46||Win||41–3–2||Érik Morales||TKO||10 (12), 2:33||Jan 21, 2006||27 years, 35 days||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBC International super featherweight title|
|45||Win||40–3–2||Héctor Velázquez||TKO||6 (12), 2:59||Sep 10, 2005||26 years, 267 days||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Won vacant WBC International super featherweight title|
|44||Loss||39–3–2||Érik Morales||UD||12||Mar 19, 2005||26 years, 92 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||For IBA and vacant WBC International super featherweight titles|
|43||Win||39–2–2||Narongrit Pirang||TKO||4 (12), 1:26||Dec 11, 2004||25 years, 360 days||MC Home Depot Fort, Taguig, Philippines||Retained The Ring featherweight title|
|42||Draw||38–2–2||Juan Manuel Márquez||SD||12||May 8, 2004||25 years, 143 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained The Ring featherweight title;|
For WBA (Super) and IBF featherweight titles
|41||Win||38–2–1||Marco Antonio Barrera||TKO||11 (12), 2:56||Nov 15, 2003||24 years, 333 days||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.||Won The Ring featherweight title|
|40||Win||37–2–1||Emmanuel Lucero||KO||3 (12), 0:48||Jul 26, 2003||24 years, 221 days||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Retained IBF super bantamweight title|
|39||Win||36–2–1||Serikzhan Yeshmagambetov||TKO||5 (10), 1:52||Mar 15, 2003||24 years, 88 days||Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines|
|38||Win||35–2–1||Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym||KO||1 (12), 2:46||Oct 26, 2002||23 years, 313 days||Rizal Memorial College Gym, Davao City, Philippines||Retained IBF super bantamweight title|
|37||Win||34–2–1||Jorge Eliécer Julio||TKO||2 (12), 1:09||Jun 8, 2002||23 years, 173 days||The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.||Retained IBF super bantamweight title|
|36||Draw||33–2–1||Agapito Sánchez||TD||6 (12), 1:12||Nov 10, 2001||22 years, 328 days||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S.||Retained IBF super bantamweight title;|
For WBO super bantamweight title;
Split TD: Pacquiao was cut from accidental head clash
|35||Win||33–2||Lehlohonolo Ledwaba||TKO||6 (12), 0:59||Jun 23, 2001||22 years, 188 days||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won IBF super bantamweight title|
|34||Win||32–2||Foijan Prawet||KO||6 (12), 2:40||Apr 28, 2001||22 years, 132 days||Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|33||Win||31–2||Tetsutora Senrima||TKO||5 (12), 1:06||Feb 24, 2001||22 years, 69 days||Ynares Center, Antipolo, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|32||Win||30–2||Nedal Hussein||TKO||10 (12), 1:48||Oct 14, 2000||21 years, 302 days||Ynares Center, Antipolo, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|31||Win||29–2||Seung-Kon Chae||TKO||1 (12), 1:42||Jun 28, 2000||21 years, 194 days||Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|30||Win||28–2||Arnel Barotillo||KO||4 (12)||Mar 4, 2000||21 years, 78 days||Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Retained WBC International super bantamweight title|
|29||Win||27–2||Reynante Jamili||KO||2 (12)||Dec 18, 1999||21 years, 1 day||Elorde Sports Complex, Parañaque, Philippines||Won vacant WBC International super bantamweight title|
|28||Loss||26–2||Medgoen Singsurat||TKO||3 (12), 1:32||Sep 17, 1999||20 years, 274 days||Pakpanag Metropolitan Stadium, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand|
|27||Win||26–1||Gabriel Mira||TKO||4 (12), 2:45||Apr 24, 1999||20 years, 128 days||Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines||Retained WBC flyweight title|
|26||Win||25–1||Todd Makelim||TKO||3 (10), 2:52||Feb 20, 1999||20 years, 65 days||Kidapawan, Philippines|
|25||Win||24–1||Chatchai Sasakul||KO||8 (12), 2:54||Dec 4, 1998||19 years, 352 days||Tonsuk College Ground, Phutthamonthon, Thailand||Won WBC flyweight title|
|24||Win||23–1||Shin Terao||TKO||1 (10), 2:59||May 18, 1998||19 years, 152 days||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|23||Win||22–1||Narong Datchthuyawat||KO||1 (12), 1:38||Dec 6, 1997||18 years, 354 days||South Cotabato Stadium, Koronadal, Philippines||Retained OPBF flyweight title|
|22||Win||21–1||Melvin Magramo||UD||10||Sep 13, 1997||18 years, 270 days||Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines|
|21||Win||20–1||Chokchai Chockvivat||KO||5 (12), 2:46||Jun 26, 1997||18 years, 191 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines||Won OPBF flyweight title|
|20||Win||19–1||Ariel Austria||TKO||6 (10)||May 30, 1997||18 years, 164 days||Almendras Gym, Davao City, Philippines|
|19||Win||18–1||Wook-Ki Lee||KO||1 (10), 1:04||Apr 24, 1997||18 years, 128 days||Ritsy's, Makati, Philippines|
|18||Win||17–1||Mike Luna||KO||1 (10), 1:56||Mar 3, 1997||18 years, 76 days||Muntinlupa, Philippines|
|17||Win||16–1||Sung-Yul Lee||TKO||2 (10), 1:51||Dec 28, 1996||18 years, 11 days||Muntinlupa, Philippines|
|16||Win||15–1||Ippo Gala||TKO||2 (10)||Jul 27, 1996||17 years, 223 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|15||Win||14–1||Bert Batiller||TKO||4 (10)||Jun 15, 1996||17 years, 181 days||General Santos, Philippines|
|14||Win||13–1||John Medina||TKO||4 (10)||May 5, 1996||17 years, 140 days||Malabon, Philippines|
|13||Win||12–1||Marlon Carillo||UD||10||Apr 27, 1996||17 years, 132 days||Malate Midtown Ramada Hotel, Manila, Philippines|
|12||Loss||11–1||Rustico Torrecampo||KO||3 (10), 0:29||Feb 9, 1996||17 years, 54 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|11||Win||11–0||Lito Torrejos||TD||5 (10)||Jan 13, 1996||17 years, 27 days||Parañaque, Philippines||Torrejos was cut from accidental head clash|
|10||Win||10–0||Rolando Toyogon||UD||10||Dec 9, 1995||16 years, 357 days||Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines|
|9||Win||9–0||Rudolfo Fernandez||TKO||3 (10)||Nov 11, 1995||16 years, 329 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|8||Win||8–0||Renato Mendones||TKO||2 (8)||Oct 21, 1995||16 years, 308 days||Puerto Princesa, Philippines|
|7||Win||7–0||Lolito Laroa||UD||8||Oct 7, 1995||16 years, 294 days||Makati, Philippines|
|6||Win||6–0||Armando Rocil||KO||3 (8)||Sep 16, 1995||16 years, 273 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|5||Win||5–0||Acasio Simbajon||UD||6||Aug 3, 1995||16 years, 229 days||Mandaluyong Sports Complex, Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|4||Win||4–0||Dele Decierto||TKO||2 (6), 2:41||Jul 1, 1995||16 years, 196 days||Mandaluyong, Philippines|
|3||Win||3–0||Rocky Palma||UD||6||May 1, 1995||16 years, 135 days||Montano Hall, Cavite City, Philippines|
|2||Win||2–0||Pinoy Montejo||UD||4||Mar 18, 1995||16 years, 91 days||Sablayan, Philippines|
|1||Win||1–0||Edmund Enting Ignacio||UD||4||Jan 22, 1995||16 years, 36 days||Sablayan, Philippines|
On February 12, 2007, Pacquiao announced his campaign for a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives to represent the 1st District of South Cotabato province running as a candidate of the Liberal Party faction under Manila mayor Lito Atienza.Pacquiao, said he was persuaded to run by the local officials of General Santos City, hoping he would act as a bridge between their interests and the national government. Ultimately Pacquiao was forced to run under the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI), a pro-Arroyo political party by the courts. Pacquiao was defeated in the election by incumbent Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC), who said, "More than anything, I think, people weren't prepared to lose him as their boxing icon."
In preparation for his political career in the Filipino House of Representatives, Pacquiao enrolled in the Certificate Course in Development, Legislation, and Governance at the Development Academy of the Philippines – Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM).
On November 21, 2009, Pacquiao announced that he would run again for a congressional seat, but this time in Sarangani province, the hometown of his wife Jinkee.In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province 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.
In 2013 he was re-elected to the 16th Congress of the Philippines.He ran unopposed. Additionally, his wife, Jinkee, was also elected as vice-governor of Sarangani, while his younger brother, Rogelio was defeated by incumbent Rep. Pedro Acharon of Team PNoy in second district race in South Cotabato which includes General Santos City.
On October 5, 2015, Pacquiao formally declared that he was running for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party of vice-president Jejomar Binay.On May 19, 2016, Pacquiao was formally elected as a senator by the Commission on Elections. Pacquiao garnered over 16 million votes, landing 7th among 12 new members of the Senate.
As a senator, Pacquiao has supported bringing back capital punishment in the Philippines.He has aligned himself with the Duterte government, facilitating on September 18, 2016 the ouster of Leila de Lima from the chairmanship of the Senate Justice committee and critiqued de Lima's presentation on September 21 of the same year of an alleged member of the Davao Death Squad. He has been vocal about De Lima's alleged links with alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, an allegation that led to De Lima's arrest and detention. De Lima has been a member of the opposition in the Senate of the 17th and 18th Congress of the Philippines and a critic of Duterte, investigating Duterte of suspected extrajudicial killings in his War on Drugs prior to her arrest. Meanwhile, in another Senate hearing, Pacquiao defended then-Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte from allegations of having a part, along with his alleged drinking buddy Charlie Tan and Kenneth Dong, in a 2017 seized ₱6.4-billion shipment of illegal drugs from Xiamen, China into the Philippines.
During the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak of 2020, Pacquiao teamed up with Alibaba Group co-founder Jack Ma to help bring some much-needed relief to the Philippines.The Bureau of Customs has facilitated the release of more than 50,000 COVID-19 test kits from the charity foundations of the two.
Pacquiao has endorsed politicians outside the Philippines, in particular his secondary home country in the United States, as he endorsed Nevada senator Harry Reid and California governor Jerry Brown in November 2010.Pacquiao also endorsed Republican Duke Aiona for Hawaii governor in 2014.
Pacquiao is a military reservist with the rank of colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army.Prior to being promoted to full colonel after finishing his General Staff Course (GSC) schooling, he held the rank of lieutenant colonel for being a member of the Philippine Congress as per the AFP's regulations for reservist officers. He first entered the army's reserve force on April 27, 2006, as a sergeant. Later, he rose to Technical Sergeant on December 1 of the same year. On October 7, 2007, he became a Master Sergeant, the highest rank for enlisted personnel. On May 4, 2009, he was given the special rank of Senior Master Sergeant and was also designated as the Command Sergeant Major of the 15th Ready Reserve Division.
On April 17, 2014, Pacquiao announced his intention to join the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) as the playing coach of Kia Motors Basketball team, an incoming expansion team for the PBA's 2014–15 season and was picked 11th overall in the first round of the 2014 PBA draft by the Kia Sorento, being the oldest rookie to be drafted in the Philippine Basketball Association.
On February 18, 2015, Pacquiao played briefly and scored one point when the Sorento pulled an 95-84 upset against Purefoods that tapped former NBA player Daniel Orton as their import for the conference, when asked about playing against Pacquiao he said that Pacquiao as a basketball player was a "mockery of the game and a joke". Orton was summoned and fined by PBA commissioner Chito Salud and was replaced immediately by his team.
On October 25, 2015, Pacquiao made his first field goal in the PBA in a 108–94 loss against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
On August 21, 2016, Pacquiao scored a career-high four points in a 97–88 victory against the Blackwater Elite, also sinking the first three-point field goal in his career.
In 2018, Pacquiao officially announced his retirement from the league after playing ten games in three seasons. On 2019, he played one game representing the Philippine Senate in a televised-amateur league and scored 12 points.
Pacquiao started his acting career with guest appearances on ABS-CBN shows.
In December 2005, Pacquiao took his first lead role in Violett Films' Lisensyadong Kamao (Licensed Fist). The film is titled so because (according to director Tony Bernal), being a boxer, Pacquiao is licensed to use his hands.[ citation needed ]
In 2008, Pacquiao starred with Ara Mina and Valerie Concepcion in Anak ng Kumander (Child of a Commander). The movie was not a commercial success and was panned by critics.[ citation needed ]
Pacquiao starred in the superhero/comedy film entitled Wapakman , which was released on December 25, 2009, as an entry to the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival.Like his previous films, Wapakman was not commercially successful.
Upon the expiration of his contract with ABS-CBN, Pacquiao signed with GMA Network as an actor in September 2007. On December 17, 2007, he taped his first episode of the networks infotainment show Pinoy Records .His other projects with the network included Totoy Bato and the sitcom Show Me Da Manny in which his mother, Dionisia, also appeared.
In 2011, Pacquiao appeared on Tosh.0 in which he was paired in a fight with Daniel Tosh. It resulted in Pacquiao winning in one punch.
A film based on Pacquiao's life, Pacquiao: The Movie , was released on June 21, 2006, featuring Filipino actor Jericho Rosales as Manny Pacquiao and was directed by Joel Lamangan.The film flopped at the box office, grossing a total of only P4,812,191 (approximately US$99,322), as confirmed by Lamangan.
Another film, based on Pacquiao's early life in boxing, Kid Kulafu , was released on April 15, 2015, featuring young actor Robert Villar as Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao. The film dramatizes the life of the Filipino boxing superstar during his childhood.
A documentary entitled "Manny", which featured Pacquiao's early life as well as his boxing and political career, was released with Liam Neeson as the narrator.
Pacquiao is featured in the boxing video games Fight Night Round 2 , Fight Night Round 3 , Fight Night Round 4 and Fight Night Champion . EA Sports released a limited edition demo of Fight Night Round 4, featuring Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton prior to their May 2 fight.
Pacquiao became the first Filipino athlete to appear on a postage stamp.
Pacquiao became the first Filipino Olympic non-participant to be Team Philippines' flag-bearer during the August 8 opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium. Swimmer Miguel Molina, 2005 Southeast Asian Games' Best Male Athlete, yielded the honor to Pacquiao, upon the request of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the national sports officials on the Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Various business sectors have solicited Pacquiao's help in endorsing their products through commercial advertisements in print and in broadcast media. These include detergents, medicines, foods, beverage, garments, telecommunications and even a political ad for politicians during the 2007 and 2010 Philippine elections. Additionally, Pacquiao appeared in commercials for Nike's "Fast Forward" campaign (with Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Liu Xiang). Pacquiao also appeared in a commercial for San Miguel Beer with Jet Li and Érik Morales.[ citation needed ]
Pacquiao was one of Time's 100 most influential people for the year 2009, for his exploits in boxing and his influence among the Filipino people.Pacquiao was also included by Forbes in its annual Celebrity 100 list for the year 2009, joining Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and fellow athletes Woods and Bryant.
Forbes also listed Pacquiao as the world's equal sixth highest paid athlete, with a total of $40 million or ₱2 billion pesos (₱2,000,000,000.00) from the second half of 2008 to the first half of 2009. Tied with him on the sixth spot was NBA player LeBron James and golfer Phil Mickelson.Pacquiao was again included in Forbes' list of highest paid athletes from the second half of 2009 to the first half of 2010; he was ranked eighth with an income of $42 million. Pacquiao also won the 2009 ESPY Awards for the Best Fighter category, beating fellow boxer Shane Mosley and Brazilian mixed martial arts fighters Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva. ESPN Magazine reported that Pacquiao was one of the two top earning athletes for 2010, alongside American Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez. According to the magazine's annual salary report of athletes, Pacquiao earned $32 million (approximately PhP 1.38 billion) for his two 2010 boxing matches against Clottey and Margarito.
Pacquiao has also appeared on the cover of Time magazine Asia for their November 16, 2009, issue. According to their five-page feature story, "(Pacquiao is) a fighter with enough charisma, intelligence and backstory to help rescue a sport lost in the labyrinth of pay-per-view. Global brands like Nike want him in their ads." They also added, "Pacquiao has a myth of origin equal to that of any Greek or Roman hero. He leaves the Philippines to make it even bigger, conquering the world again and again to bring back riches to his family and friends."Pacquiao became the eighth Filipino to grace the cover of the prestigious magazine, after former Philippine presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Ramon Magsaysay, Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and Filipino actress and environmentalist Chin Chin Gutierrez. Pacquiao was also featured on the cover of Reader's Digest Asia, where a seven-page story was written about the Filipino boxing superstar. The issue came out in November 2008, before Pacquiao's epic match against De La Hoya.
Pacquiao is also mentioned in some hip hop tracks including Kool A.D.'s song entitled "Manny Pacquiao" on his mixtape, 51 . A few notable ones are Pitbull's "Get It Started", A$AP Rocky's "Phoenix", Bad Meets Evil and Bruno Mars' "Lighters", Eminem and Skylar Grey's "Asshole", Future's "Never Gon' Lose", Migos' "Chinatown", Nicki Minaj and Ciara's "I'm Legit" and Rick Ross's "High Definition", to name a few.
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On November 26, 2013, a few days after Pacquiao's victory over Brandon Ríos, the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued a freeze order on all of Pacquiao's Philippine bank accounts due to his alleged failure to pay ₱2.2 billion in taxes for earnings he made in his fights in the United States from 2008 to 2009. A day after the bank account freeze, the BIR also issued an order to freeze all of Pacquiao's Philippine properties, whereupon Pacquiao presented documents to the press showing the income tax for non-resident alien payment by his promoter to the BIR's US counterpart, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as a letter from Bob Arum.In April 2017, Pacquiao, now a senator, approached Philippine authorities in an attempt to settle the case. The BIR had maintained that taxes were due even if all taxes had been paid to the IRS in the first place.
In February 2016, Pacquiao, in a video statement posted by TV5, made a comment on the issue of same-sex marriage. Pacquiao, in vernacular, described people in same-sex marriages as behaving worse than animals because, he said, animals generally do not have same-sex mating.LGBT celebrities including comedian Vice Ganda, singer Aiza Seguerra, TV host Boy Abunda and the party-list Ladlad criticized the statements of the senatorial candidate. Pacquiao later apologized and stated that while, as a Christian, he is still against same-sex marriage, which he said is against Biblical teachings, he did not condemn gay people themselves. Nike ended their longtime partnership with Pacquiao, stating his comments against gay people were abhorrent. The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles also banned Pacquiao from the shopping mall.
Towards the end of the video, Pacquiao clarified that he is not condemning gay people.
...but I am not condemning them, just the marriage which is a sin against God.
It was revealed following Mayweather vs. Pacquiao that Pacquiao had sustained an undisclosed injury to his right shoulder while training and that while it had healed in time for the fight, he re-injured it during the 4th round. As of 2015 [update] , Pacquiao is currently facing a lawsuit of 5 million dollars filed against him by two fans for failing to disclose the shoulder injury in the lead up to his bout with Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao failed to disclose the injury to the Nevada State Athletic Commission in the pre-fight injury evaluation. The commission did a standard injury report with Pacquiao filling out the form saying that he had no injuries heading into the bout. Pacquiao said he had sustained the injury weeks out from the fight against Mayweather. However, after the lawsuit from the two fans was filed against him, Pacquiao has since said that he sustained the injury during the fight in which it flared up in the 3rd round.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission stated at the post fight press conference that they had only just found out about Pacquiao's injury that evening at the post fight press conference. Speculation arose that the injury was an excuse for the loss to Mayweather because Pacquiao did not mention an injury in the post fight interview with Max Kellerman. Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum stated that Pacquiao suffered the injury back in 2008, causing even more confusion as Pacquiao, now facing a lawsuit, had just previously stated that he suffered the injury during the fight.
Pacquiao married Jinkee Jamora on May 10, 1999.Together, they have five children, Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace (Princess), Queen Elizabeth (Queenie) and Israel. His first son, Jimuel, is an amateur boxer, while his second son, Michael, is a rapper. His daughter, Queenie, was born in the United States. He resides in his hometown of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines. However, as a congressman of the lone district of Sarangani, he is officially residing in Kiamba, Sarangani, the hometown of his wife.
On December 11, 2019, Pacquiao graduated from University of Makati with a bachelor's degree in political science; majoring in local government administration through the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) of the Philippine Councilors League-Legislative Academy (PCCLA) which allows qualified Filipinos to complete a collegiate-level education via informal education system.
Raised in the Catholic faith, —this dream convinced him to become a devout believer.Pacquiao is currently a practicing Evangelical Protestant. Pacquiao said he once had a dream where he saw a pair of angels and heard the voice of God
In April 2021, Pacquiao spoke out about the ongoing racially-motivated attacks on Asian-Americans in the United States and challenged those who engaged in racist attacks to fight him instead of their victims. He went on to state that "[We] have one color in our Blood! ( sic ). Stop discriminating!" and finalized his statement with capitalized "Peace and love to everyone."
On February 18, 2009, Pacquiao was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa) by Southwestern University (SWU) at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino in Lahug, Cebu City in recognition of his boxing achievements and humanitarian work.
|Invalid or blank votes||4,499||2.43|
|PCM gain from SARRO|
|Margin of victory|
|TBA||Freedom Fighters||Col. Macario Peralta, Jr.|
|TBA||Malvar||Gen. Miguel Malvar|
|2009||Wapakman||Magno Meneses/Wapakman||35th Metro Manila Film Festival entry|
|2008||Pangarap Kong Jackpot||Abel||Segment "Sa Ngalan ng Busabos"|
|Brown Soup Thing||Cousin Manny|
|Anak ng Kumander||Kumander Idel||Story|
|2005||Lisensyadong Kamao||Ambrocio "Bruce" Lerio|
|2001||Basagan ng Mukha||Dodong|
|Mahal Kita... Kahit Sino Ka Pa!||Dong|
|2000||Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin||Dong|
|2017–2019||Stories for the Soul||Host||GMA Network|
|2014–2015||MP Featuring Sport Science||Host|
|2013||Para sa 'Yo ang Laban na Ito||Host|
|2011–2012||Manny Many Prizes||Host|
|2009–2011||Show Me Da Manny||Manuel "Manny" Santos|
|2005||Kamao: Matira Ang Matibay||Host||ABS-CBN|
|2019||PBC Fight Camp: Pacquiao vs. Thurman||Himself||TV documentary – Fox|
|2019||All Access: Pacquiao vs. Broner||Himself||TV documentary – Showtime|
|2015||Pacman: Laban Kung Laban||Himself||TV documentary – ABS-CBN|
|2015||At Last: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2015||Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – Showtime|
|2014||24/7: Pacquiao/Algieri||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2014||24/7: Pacquiao/Bradley 2||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2013||24/7: Pacquiao/Rios||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2012||24/7: Pacquiao/Marquez 4||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2012||24/7: Pacquiao/Bradley||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2012||The Fighters||Himself||TV documentary – CNN|
|2012||I Am Bruce Lee||Himself||TV documentary – History|
|2011||24/7: Pacquiao/Marquez||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2011||Fight Camp 360°: Pacquiao vs. Mosley||Himself||TV documentary – Showtime|
|2010||24/7: Pacquiao/Margarito||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2010||Road to Dallas: Pacquiao vs. Clottey||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2010||Manny Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – BIO Channel|
|2009||24/7: Pacquiao/Cotto||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2009||3 Kings: Viloria, Pacquiao, Donaire||Himself||TV documentary – C/S 9|
|2009||Team Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – GMA Network|
|2009||24/7: Pacquiao/Hatton||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2008||24/7: De La Hoya/Pacquiao||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2008||Countdown to Pacquiao-Marquez 2||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2007||Countdown to Pacquiao-Barrera 2||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2006||Countdown to Pacquiao-Morales 3||Himself||TV documentary – HBO|
|2004||The People's Champion||Himself||Video documentary – VIVA Films|
|2004||No Fear: The Manny Pacquiao Story||Himself||Video documentary – VIVA Films|
|Year||Video Game||Role||Other Notes|
|2005||Fight Night Round 2||Himself||Playable fighter|
|2006||Fight Night Round 3|
|2009||Fight Night Round 4|
|2011||Fight Night Champion|
|Pound for Pound||Main character – Mobile game|
|2015||PBA Philippine Slam!||Playable player – Mobile game|
|2017||Real Boxing: Manny Pacquiao||Main character – Mobile game|
Pacquiao has also turned to singing as part of his entertainment career. Most of the Tagalog songs of Pacquiao were composed by Lito Camo. The following are the songs from Manny Pacquiao's albums:
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Correct as of February 18, 2018
Correct as of February 2, 2019
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| Flagbearer for Philippines |
Beijing 2008 (non-participant)
|House of Representatives of the Philippines|
Erwin L. Chiongbian
| Representative, Lone District of Sarangani |
Rogelio D. Pacquiao
|Party political offices|
|New political party|| Chairman of People's Champ Movement |