Sen. Benigno Aquino II with Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee, May 18, 2010
Sen. Mar Roxas with Pacquiao and wife
Sen. Aquino and Jake Joson, member of Pacquiao's staff
MANILA, Philippines – Sarangani Province Congressman-elect and 7-division world champion Manny Pacquiao met with presidential frontrunner Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of the Liberal Party on Tuesday evening.
The Filipino boxing icon paid a visit to the Aquino family residence along Times Street in West Triangle, Quezon City for around 2 hours.
This was confirmed by Aquino campaign spokesperson Atty. Edwin Lacierda. He said the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion was accompanied by his wife, Jinkee.
“Nag-usap kami mga 45 minutes… okay naman,” Pacquiao told ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo in a telephone interview. “Kuwentuhan lang paano tutulungan ang bayan.”
Pacquiao told reporters upon his arrival in Manila early Tuesday that he has several projects in mind for his province and the country.
He said he wants to help the Philippines win its first Olympic gold medal. He also wants to provide livelihood programs to fishermen and farmers in Sarangani Province.
Pacquiao supported one of Aquino’s rivals, Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar, Jr, for the May 10 polls.
A television advertisement for Villar even featured Pacquiao seemingly alluding to Aquino's lackluster record in government.
This caused some friction in his friendship with Aquino’s sister, actress and television host Kris Aquino.
But Kris announced Tuesday night that she has made up with the pound-for-pound king.
Reposted From ABS-CBN News