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Manny Pacquiao: Pacman Returns to Politics After Mosley Win

Manny Pacquiao Returns to Philippines in Time to Resume Political Career After Demolishing Shane Mosley

Manny Pacquiao is a man of many talents. He's the best boxer in the world, pound-for-pound, has a successful singing career in his native Philippines (that he's now trying to bring to the United States), and, most recently, began a political career after being elected to Philippine Parliament two years ago. 

But, earlier this week, Pacman showed the world that he was no figurehead politician. Just days after his beatdown of Shane Mosley, the eight-class champion boarded a private jet owned by Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson. 

The reason? The representative wanted to speak in Parliament regarding a reproductive health bill, according to a report from ABS-CBN news in the Philippines. 

However, Pacman might not get a chance to speak on the bill after all, as he must register to speak, and has 58 other representatives ahead of him in line. Pacquiao would be expected to speak against the controversial bill, but has told reporters that while he doesn't believe the bill, which has been blasted by the Catholic Church in the Philippines, can fix the country's woes, he is open to discussion on the issue. 

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Pacman has never treated his political career as anything other than serious. He understands the issues facing the Filipino people, and was elected on a platform of ending poverty. He's shown himself to understand the legislative process, and is knowledgable about working towards solutions. 

Of course, Pacquiao is greatly aided by his status as a national icon, but the fact is, his charisma and passion would have translated to political success regardless. 

While we may not know Manny's next opponent yet, we can expect to hear more about him in the political arena in the coming months, as Parliament's new session gets underway.