Manny Pacquiao is eyeing a run for the presidency of the Philippines. Up first though is a libel lawsuit he has brought against a popular evangelist in his native Mindinao. Such challenges may delay a return to the ring.
Mindinao is the second largest island in the Philippines. Various parts of the island have seen decades of insurgencies against the government of the Philippines launched alternatively by Communist guerrillas, Moro seperatists, and Jihadist groups.
Manny Pacquiao is widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time is suing a popular Filipino pastor over claims that Pacquaio used a massive allotment to build a sports facility that has been labeled a “white elephant” in Mindinao. The court-room drama emerges as the Filipino senator considers a potential presidential run next year in his native Philippines.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao last appeared in the ring last month in Las Vegas and is expected to make one final appearance in the ring.