SOUTH COTABATO, Philippines – Congressman Manny Pacquiao and wife, Jinkee Pacquiao, won the elections for Congressman and Vice Governor in Sarangani Province, as reported by local news on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Although, there are still no official proclamations and final vote counts yet, Jinkee Pacquiao’s rival candidate Eleanor Saguigit, reportedly conceded, and Manny Pacquiao ran unopposed for the House of Representatives, assuring his win.
Meanwhile, in boxing, Manny Pacquiao came from a defeat from Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, who knock him out cold in the 6th round in the recent boxing bout that they had on December 8, 2012 in the US. This had shocked his fans and his family, who wanted him to hang his gloves after the defeat, but the Pacman has always been a fighter.
Manny would be fighting Brandon Rios in Macau, China in November 23, 2013 to redeem himself hopefully and retain his title as the boxing superstar.
By then, he would be able to focus his attention and, hopefully, would regain some of the lost luster to his brilliance as a boxer. His legacy lives on as the only boxer who won in 8-boxing divisions.
Jinkee Pacquiao has had a perceived win even before the official results and proclamations are announced.
The husband-wife team would surely be a powerful force in helping the indigent citizens of one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines. Manny and Jinkee have been sharing their blessings with the people of Sarangani even before they were elected to public office. This, they have done making use of their own hard earned money.
Hence, with Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao in office, they would be able to pool their resources to help the poor people of Sarangani Province. As the quintessential boxer, repeatedly said, they were there to serve the people and not to be served.
Good luck Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao. May you succeed in your noble endeavor.