By: Elena Grace Flores Netizens are disgusted on a TV anchor’s line of questioning, boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao. They said that she intends to intimidate Pacquiao on his possible plan to run for a higher office. Is a college degree important for a president? He solemnly agrees that it is indeed necessary for such a position. Then he added that he is actually finishing a college degree from a local university that he cannot disclose for the time being. z
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[VIDEO]: Pacquiao reveals he is finishing a college degree
Not Just Good in Boxing
The Filipino hero and Senator explains during the interview that although he succeeds in boxing, he also ventures in other sports like basketball. He continues by saying that it is the same in his political career. He does not stop to improve himself that’s why he continues his education despite the many things he has to do. It does not mean that he is eyeing for the presidency. In fact, he does not have any plans to run for a higher office right now.
Bongbong Marcos’ Vice President?
In one of Bongbong Marcos’ vlogs, he floats the idea that the Marcos-Pacquiao tandem in 2022 is possible. He answers this query after a question was posted online. Marcos added that they are both good friends so, if the right time for him to run for the country’s top leader comes, Pacquiao can be his Vice President. They can always talk about it.
Manny Pacquiao is actually a doctor (Ph.D.) when it comes to education. Southwestern University in Cebu, Philippines confers an honorary doctorate degree in humanities to the Pacman. It acknowledges his contribution to giving the country great honors through sports. Some things can’t just be possible through college but as the great boxer said; from the University of Experience.
Amidst controversy and criticism from some sectors, Southwestern University President, Eldigario Gonzales, said that they are thankful that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) allows them to confer the honorary degree to Manny Pacquiao. Earlier, the commission (CHED) disagrees with the conferment of an honorary degree in human kinetics. Gonzales said that an honorary degree in human kinetics should be more appropriate. Since kinetics is the science of sports, physical activities and recreation. Pacquiao expresses his gratitude to SWU for taking notice of his achievement. Harvard lawyer and Top Rank president Bob Arum was a special guest during the event.
The University of Experience by Manny Pacquiao
Like his compatriot, Bongbong Marcos, Pacquiao never grows bitter when it comes to criticisms thrown against him. He simply laughs them off. The pride of the Philippines is so secure that nothing can bring him down even such senseless questioning of a TV personality. Pacquiao’s University of Experience really polishes him to not just become a successful human being but a remarkable leader free from hate but full of love for his countrymen.