MANILA, Philippines – Eight-division titlist and Senator Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao turned 38 last December 17.
It has been a tradition for many years now for the Filipino boxing champion to reach out to the poor people during his birthdays.
This time, he distributed early Christmas gifts to the people of Saranggani where he once served as its representative to the Lower House from 2010 to 2016.
In the photos that has been shared on the senator’s own Facebook page, he is seen distributing packed goods to his constituents a day before his birthday.
No less than Pacman himself handed out the goods to the people aboard a truck. According to the post, the distribution lasted until late evening that day.
“A day before his birthday, Senator Manny Pacquiao distributed goods to people of Sarangani as part of his usual practice of sharing his blessings and thanking thy Creator. The distribution lasted up to the evening,” the caption read.
The Filipino boxer-turned politician is known for sharing his blessings to the poor people for many years now.
Coming from a poor family in General Santos City himself, Pacman defied adversities and rose from poverty to prominence after a series of victorious boxing matches that catapulted him to the world’s stage.
With his hard-earned wealth from the sport, he later joined the list of millionaire-congressmen in the Lower House; becoming one of the richest lawmakers in the land.
He later run for the Senate and won. But Pacman always insisted in his interviews that his heart remains with the poor whom he promised to serve and help.
Meanwhile, the photos has earned praises from Pacquiao’s followers and fans.
It has since been shared more than 2,200 times with more than 6,500 positive reactions.