After months of speculation and toying with the idea, Senator Manny Pacquiao has officially announced that he will run for President of the Philippines in 2022. The official announcement came via Twitter on September 19th.
I boldly accept the challenge of running as PRESIDENT of the Philippines. We need progress. We need to win against poverty. We need government to serve our people with integrity, compassion and transparency. The time is now. I am ready to rise to the challenge of leadership. pic.twitter.com/suN1zFTxyW
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) September 19, 2021
The Duterte Administration
For months Pacquiao has been throwing shade at the current administration, calling them corrupt despite his past support of current PH President Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte recently announced that he will be running for Vice President in 2022, insinuating that he will throw his support behind another candidate. Duterte critics see his bid for the vice presidency as a way to avoid prosecution following his controversial Presidential term.
Despite an assignation attempt on his life and his 2019 comments about ordering an assignation of several domestic politicians, Duterte remains incredibly popular among Philippine voters.
Recently Senator Pacquiao brought a lawsuit against a famous evangelist Apollo Quiboloy, who claimed the Philippine Senator embezzled money from a new sports complex set to be built. Pacquiao claims that pastor Quiboloy, a close friend of Rodrigo Duterte, uses his popularity to smear his name before the 2022 election.
The PDP-Laban party has recently announced that Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go will be their presidential candidate, and current President Rodrigo Duterte will be vice president. Senator Lawerence later declined the nomination and the bid was then offered to Senator Pacquiao.
Betting On PH Elections
Betting on presidential elections is offered by PH online sportsbooks that accept action on the event. Online sportsbooks operate offshore and avoid local gambling laws by operating outside of Philippine jurisdiction.
Current gambling laws do not forbid Filipinos from betting on such events as local elections. However, they prevent domestic sports betting facilities from offering odds on events that occur within the borders of the Philippines.
Pacquiao Odds To Win the Presidency
Currently, odds for Manny Pacquiao to be elected president can be found at BetOnline and other top sports betting sites.
Manny Pacquiao for Philippine President? (BetOnline)
- No -250
- Yes +170