Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is idolized not only by the Filipinos but also by other nationals worldwide. He is a national icon of affection and hope and a humble man despite his accomplishments and riches.
“I may be as rich as some of them here, but my lifestyle remains the same and so is my heart. I am just a simple man. I will never change that,” he said.
1. Manny Pacquiao is not only a world boxer champion but also an improbable professional basketball player and coach of PBA’s Kia Carnival. There are also several “unconfirmed” news recently that he is the new owner of NBA’s Golden State Warriors…but he is very open about being a big fan of this team.
2. He even entered the world of music. He has released several songs. But his singing, unlike his boxing, is not a world class.
3. He is also a Filipino actor. He has appeared in several movies including lead roles in “Wapak Man”, a superhero in a red costume.
4. He is known as ‘National Fist’ in the Philippines. The official titles ‘National Treasure’ and ‘National Fist’ were bestowed upon him by the government of the Philippines.