MANILA, Philippines — Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao announced today that aside from becoming the playing coach for PBA expansion team, KIA Motors; the international boxing icon is also looking for more ways to avoid work that he was elected to do.
“Yes, maglalaro ako sa PBA sa October. Playing coach ako (Yes, I’ll play in the PBA this October. I’ll be a playing-coach),” the eight-division world boxing champion told Spin.ph.
“Pero maliban sa pagiging boksingero, basketball player, TV host, singer at evangelist, naghahanap pa ako ng ibang mapagkakalibangan tulad ng cross stitching, multi-level marketing, at programming,” said Pacquiao.
When asked if he has plans to attend sessions in the House of Representatives anytime soon, the boxing icon was unsure, citing a busy schedule that involves other “unrelated to lawmaking tasks” such as playing DOTA, learning to fly an airplane, possibly entering the PBB house or inflating the kiddie pool back home.
“Kakatapos lang po ng laban ko kay Bradley, at nais ko po sanang magpahinga para sa susunod kong laban,” he added, citing other items in his laundry-list of things to do, such as cleaning the car
s, learning to speak Japanese, watching videos of immigration official mauling a Chinese national and maybe shoot a few t.v. commercials.
Others welcomed Manny’s decision to play in the country’s premier professional basketball league, saying that it’s a great chance for him to prove his versatile skills.
“Baka malampasan nya ang mga achievements ng dating idol ko na si Robert “Big J” Jaworski!” said Vincente Villamor, a die-hard basketball fan.
Not everyone are as enthusiastic as Villamor, with some saying that Pacquiao should instead serve his constituents in Sarangani and start crafting laws.
When asked, Sarangani resident Camilo Patua hit the lawmaker’s attendance record, saying, “Anong kwenta ng pagiging ‘boxing champion’, ‘singing host’ at ‘playing coach’ nya kung pagiging ‘working congressman‘ nga eh hindi nya magawa!?“