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Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao 2010.jpg
Pacquiao in 2010
Senator of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
Senate positions
Chair of the Senate Public Works; Ethics and Privileges Committee
Assumed office
July 22, 2019
Chair of the Senate Public Works Committee
Assumed office
July 25, 2016
Preceded byFerdinand Marcos Jr.
Member of the
Philippine House of Representatives
from Sarangani's lone district
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
Preceded byErwin Chiongbian
Succeeded byRogelio Pacquiao
Personal details
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao

(1978-12-17) December 17, 1978 (age 42)
Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines
Political partyPDP-Laban (2012–2014, 2016–present)
People's Champ Movement (2010–present)
Other political
(m. 1999)
RelativesAlberto "Bobby" Pacquiao (brother)
EducationNotre Dame of Dadiangas University
University of Makati
Known forProfessional Boxing and Political Carreer
Net worth3.2 billion[3]
(Dec. 31, 2019)
WebsiteSenate website
Military service
Allegiance Philippines
Branch/serviceFlag of the Philippine Army.svg Philippine Army
RankPHIL ARMY COL FD-Sh.svg Colonel
Boxing career
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)[4]
Reach67 in (170 cm)[4]
Boxing record
Total fights71
Wins by KO39

Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, CLH (/ˈpæki/ PAK-ee-ow; born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician who is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines and as party president of the PDP–Laban party. Nicknamed "PacMan", he is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time.[5]

Manny Pacquiao is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing and has won twelve major world titles.[6][7] He was the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes,[8][9][10] the first boxer to win major world titles in four of the eight "glamour divisions": flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight,[11][12][13] and is the only boxer to hold world championships across four decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s).[14]

As of 2015, Pacquiao's fights had generated $1.2 billion in revenue from his 25 pay-per-view bouts.[15] According to Forbes, he was the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015.[16]

In July 2019, Pacquiao became the oldest welterweight world champion in history at the age of 40,[17]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.[18]

Pacquiao has held the WBA (Super) welterweight title since July 2019. As of November 2020, he is ranked as the world's eighth best active boxer, pound-for-pound, by BoxRec, ninth by Boxing Writers Association of America and tenth by ESPN. He is also ranked as the world's third best active welterweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, Espn, The Ring Magazine and BoxRec.

Early life and amateur career

Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon and raised in General Santos, Philippines. He is the son of Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao.[19] His parents separated when he was in sixth grade, after his father had an affair.[19] 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.[20] 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.[21][22]

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.[23] 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.[24]

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.[25]

Professional boxing


Manny Pacquiao has an amateur record of 60–4 and a record of 62–7–2 as a professional, with 39 wins by knockout. World-renowned boxing expert and historian Bert Sugar ranked Pacquiao as the greatest southpaw fighter of all time.[26] In 2020, Pacquiao topped the Ranker's list of best boxers of the 21st century.[27][28]

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,, BoxRec and The Ring, beginning from his climb to lightweight until his losses in 2012.[29][30] He is also the longest reigning top-ten active boxer on The Ring's pound for pound list from November 2003 to April 2016.[31]

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.

Early years

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.[23] 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.[24]

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."[32]

On December 4, 1998, at the age of 19, he won his first major title, the World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title.[24]

Pacquiao with his trainer Freddie Roach

Notable fights

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.[33]

Ranking & awards

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.[34] BoxRec ranks him as the greatest Asian fighter of all time.[35] In 2016, Pacquiao ranked No. 2 on ESPN's list of top pound for pound boxers of the past 25 years[36] and he ranks No.5 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.[37]

In October 2018, Pacquiao signed with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) promotion[38] and Paradigm Sports[39] and currently holds the WBA (Super) welterweight title since July 2019.

Political career

Manny Pacquiao and Jinkee Pacquiao with U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Daniel Inouye

House of Representatives

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.[40] 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.[40] 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."[41]

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).[42]

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.[43] 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.[44]

In 2013 he was re-elected to the 16th Congress of the Philippines.[45] 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.[46] 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.[47][48]

As a senator, Pacquiao has supported bringing back capital punishment in the Philippines.[49][50] He has aligned himself with the Duterte government, facilitating on 18 September 2016 the ouster of Leila de Lima from the chairmanship of the Senate Justice committee and critiqued de Lima's presentation on 21 September of the same year of an alleged member of the Davao Death Squad.[51][52] 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.[53][54] 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.[54] 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.[55]

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.[56] The Bureau of Customs has facilitated the release of more than 50,000 COVID-19 test kits from the charity foundations of the two.[57]

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.[58] Pacquiao also endorsed Republican Duke Aiona for Hawaii governor in 2014.[59]

Military service

Pacquiao is a military reservist with the rank of colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army.[60] 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.[61]

Other careers


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.[62][63][64] Though he can be the head coach of the incoming team, the league's commissioner, Atty. Chito Salud, clarified that all incoming players should join the PBA draft.[65] Pacquiao plays basketball as cross-training to keep himself in shape. He previously played in the semi-professional basketball league, Liga Pilipinas, for the MP-Gensan Warriors, a team that he also owns. He made his debut in the Smart-Liga Pilipinas Conference II on January 16, 2009.[66]

Manny Pacquiao playing basketball.

Pacquiao was publicly criticized, specifically online by netizens saying he could not handle boxing together with basketball. Pacquiao stated, "It will serve as a challenge for me, they do not know what they are saying, before I have also experienced this before I started boxing, but I proved them wrong."[67]

On July 9, 2014, he submitted his application for the upcoming rookie draft to the commissioner's office. His camp also hopes that the board of governors "respect" his request to be not drafted until Kia's turn.[68][69]

Pacquiao also owns a team in the PBA Developmental League (PBA D-League), the MP Hotel Warriors, which debuted in the league's 2014–15 season. He briefly was a co-owner of the Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas (now known as Pilipinas MX3 Kings), an Asean Basketball League team, as well as the founder of Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.[70]

Kia Picanto (2014–2017)

Pacquiao was picked 11th overall in the first round of the 2014 PBA draft by the Kia basketball team, being the oldest rookie to be drafted in the Philippine Basketball Association.[71]

On February 8, 2015, Pacquiao tallied his first career point after making a shot in the free-throw on a match they won against the then-Purefoods Star Hotshots.[72] 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.[73][74]

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.[75]

In 2017, when Pacquiao's three-year rookie deal as a player with the Picanto expired, the team didn't renew his contract again. Speculations swirled about Pacquiao possibly signing with the Blackwater Elite after its owner Dioceldo Sy said in an interview that he offered Pacquiao a roster spot and a coaching job. Four weeks later, his coaching contract with the Kia Picanto also expired, effectively making him available in the free agent market both as a coach and a player.[76]

In 2018, Pacquiao officially announced his retirement from the league.[77]


Pacquiao started his acting career as an extra in 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 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.[78] Like his previous films, Wapakman was not commercially successful.[79]

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.[80] 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.

In popular culture

A stamp sheet issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation in April 2015

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.[81] 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.[82]

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.[83]

Pacquiao became the first Filipino athlete to appear on a postage stamp.[84]

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.[85]

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.[86] 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.[87]

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.[88] 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.[89] 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.[90] 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.[91]

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."[92] 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.[93]


Tax evasion

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.[94] 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.[95]

Homosexuality comments

Pacquiao is against same-sex marriage and has been quoted as saying "God only expects man and women to be together and to be legally married."[96]

If we approve male on male, female on female (marriage), then man is worse than animal.

— Part of Manny Pacquiao's stand on same-sex marriage in a video statement by TV5 posted on February 15, 2016.[97]

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.[98] 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.[99] Nike ended their longtime partnership with Pacquiao, stating his comments against gay people were abhorrent.[100] The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles also banned Pacquiao from the shopping mall.[101]

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.

— Continuation of Manny Pacquiao's stand on same-sex marriage in a video statement by TV5 posted later on February 19, 2016.[102]

Disclosure of injury

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, 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.[103] Pacquiao failed to disclose the injury to the Nevada State Athletic Commission in the pre-fight injury evaluation.[104][105] 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.[106] 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.[107]

COVID-19 concerns

On March 4, 2020, Pacquiao hosted a party at his residence, the attendees of which included fellow Senator Koko Pimentel. Pimentel was later diagnosed with COVID-19, prompting the Dasmarinas Village barangay council to order Pacquiao to self-isolate at his residence, declaring him a 'person under monitoring'.[108]

Personal life

Pacquiao married Jinkee Jamora on May 10, 1999.[2] Together, they have five children, Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace (Princess), Queen Elizabeth (Queenie) and Israel. His son, Jimuel, is an amateur boxer.[109] His daughter, Queenie, was born in the United States. He resides in his hometown of General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines.[110] 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.[111][112]

Raised in the Catholic faith,[113] Pacquiao is currently a practicing Evangelical Protestant.[114][115][116] Pacquiao said he once had a dream where he saw a pair of angels and heard the voice of God—this dream convinced him to become a devout believer.[117]

Awards and recognitions

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.[118]



Election Stats

2007 Philippine House of Representatives election at South Cotabato's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes %
NPC Darlene Antonino-Custodio 139,061 64.49
Liberal Manny Pacquiao 75,908 35.51
Valid ballots 214,969 100.00
NPC hold
2010 Philippine House of Representatives election at Sarangani
Party Candidate Votes %
PCM Manny Pacquiao 120,052 66.35
SARRO Roy Chiongbian 60,899 33.65
Valid ballots 180,591 97.57
Invalid or blank votes 4,499 2.43
Total votes 180,951 100.00
PCM gain from SARRO
2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Sarangani
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UNA Manny Pacquiao 144,926
Margin of victory
Rejected ballots 47,085
Turnout 192,011 100
UNA hold Swing



Year Title Role Notes
TBA Freedom Fighters Col. Macario Peralta, Jr.
TBA Malvar Gen. Miguel Malvar
2015 Manny Himself Documentary film
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


Year Title Role Network
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
2009 Totoy Bato Emmanuel
2007–2010 Pinoy Records Host
2005 Kamao: Matira Ang Matibay Host ABS-CBN

TV documentary film

Year Title Role Notes
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

Video game appearances

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 in 2009

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:

  • Laban Nating Lahat Ito (2006) – under Star Records
    • "Bilog" ("Circle")
    • "Para Sa'Yo ang Laban Na 'To" ("This Fight Is for You")
    • "Pagsubok Lamang Yan" ("It's Just a Challenge")
    • "Byaheng Pag-asa" ("Voyage of Hope")
    • "Ipakita Mo" ("Show Them")
    • "Ikaw at Ako" ("You and Me")
    • "Hindi Ko Kaya" ("I Can't Do It")
    • "Kanta Tayo" ("Let's Sing")
    • "Champion Sa Kantahan" ("Champion in Singing")
    • "Laban Nating Lahat Ito" ("This Is Our Fight") – feat. Francis Magalona
  • Pac-Man Punch (2007) – under MCA Records
    • "Pac-Man Punch" – Willie Wilcox feat. Nemesis Yankee and Manny Pacquiao
    • "Pac-Man Punch (R U Ready?)" – Willie Wilcox feat. Nemesis Yankee
    • "Pac-Man Punch (Knockout Remix)" – Willie Wilcox feat. Nemesis Yankee and Manny Pacquiao
    • "Pac-Man Punch (Minus One)"
  • 2011 single
  • 2013 charity single
  • Lalaban Ako Para Sa Pilipino (EP, 2015) – under GMA Records
    • "Lalaban Ako Para Sa Pilipino" ("I Will Fight for the Filipinos")
    • "Team Pacquiao" feat. Gloc 9
    • "Lahing Pinoy" ("The Filipino Race")
    • "Para Sa'yo ang Laban Na 'To" ("This Fight Is for You")

Basketball stats

  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

PBA season-by-season averages

Correct as of February 18, 2018[174][175]

2014–15 Kia Picanto 4 6.1 .000 .000 .500 .5 .3 .0 .0 .3
2015–16 Kia Picanto 5 5.3 .200 .250 .500 .4 .2 .0 .0 1.2
2016–17 Kia Picanto 1 8.6 .750 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 6.0
Career 10 5.9 .125 .125 .400 .5 .2 .0 .0 1.3

UNTV Cup season-by-season averages

Correct as of February 2, 2019[176]

2018-19 Senate Defenders 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 12.0
Career 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 12.0

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