On May 11, 2010, ABC’s Nightline news show followed Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao for a typical day in the Filipino boxer’s life. Manny Pacquiao is probably the most well known active boxer in the world, along with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but Pacquiao is much more important and beloved in his country of the Philippines than Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in the United States.
ABC Nightline, covered Pacquiao during his campaign trail for a congressional seat in Sarangani Province, Philippines. Pacquiao hopes to help the poor people and feels he can do so by getting involved in politics. The segment was taped before Pacquiao won the May 10 election and aired the day after he won. In the short news segment you can see just how busy Manny Pacquiao is and witness just how famous and loved he is in his country.
Watch the ABC Nightline special “From Champ to Congressman”
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