Yesterday, July 15, 2008, New WBC World Lightweight Champion Manny Pacquiao announced his intention to return to the political ring again.

This came after witnessing the State of the Municipality Address of his good friend, Mayor Bong Constantino of Malungon, Sarangani Province, where he is the chairman of the Tourism Council.

FRIENDS NOW & SOON-TO-BE-MANNY SUPPORTERS? Manny Pacquiao waving to his townmates from his float during the motorcade after his arrival at the GenSan International Airport last week.  Beside him is Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio and Gensan Mayor Jun Acharon.

According to a report by Isagani Palma, the Champ will once again run for Congres…. but not in the 1st District of South Cotabato where he lost to incumbent Darlene Antonino-Custodio in the 2006 elections but in the lone District of Sarangani this time, a post which will be vacated soon by Congressman Erwin Chiongbian who’s in his last term.

That would be good news for some Sarangans if this plan of his materializes and if he wins his second foray into the political arena.   One thing he made clear though is, he will run only as soon as he retires from boxing.

And with Manny now out of their political radar, will the Acharon’s and Antonino’s now support Manny in his political dream?

Oh well….we could only wait in the ringsides with bated breath.

Abangan ang susunod na kabanata…

For more of the report of Isagani Palma, CLICK HERE.