Pacquiao shares VP’s vision – Atienza


Rep. Jose “Lito” Atienza of Buhay party-list welcomed the decision of Rep. Manny Pacquiao to run for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), saying the boxing champ shares Vice President Jejomar Binay’s vision of a government that is sensitive to the needs of the poor.

“I’m very glad that Manny has decided to stick to his principles and commitment to UNA. This shows his strength of character and integrity that will be very useful in his work as Senator. He shares Vice-President Binay’s vision of a government that is sensitive and gives priority to the needs of the poor,” Atienza, a close friend of Pacquiao, said.

“Manny and Vice President Binay experienced having risen from being very poor and having nothing. But thru sheer talent, determination and hard work were able to overcome all odds to be successful in their respective fields. I know Manny is a solid prolifer and I am confident that he will strongly promote a culture of life in his new challenging work as a Senator,” he added.

Included in the UNA Senate slate are Sen. Vicente Sotto 3rd; former senators Panfilo Lacson, Richard Gordon and Juan Miguel Zubiri; Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez; former actress Alma Moreno; radio announcer Rey Langit; former Philippine National Police-Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas; Jacel Kiram, a member of the royal family of the Sultanate of Sulu; labor lawyer Allan Montaño; and former Labor undersecretary Susan “Toots” Ople.


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  1. Ronaldo Valdes on

    Maybe Atienza is Right.. Manny and Binay both came from poor family. The difference is Manny got his wealth thru hard work while Binay got his on political corruption.

  2. When you say nag Nakaw be sure convicted na…..VP B has the heart for the poor… Same with Manny.. Ang nag approved nag DAP PDAP use for conviction n CJ Corrona yun ang corruption…. Why all senators bah ngayon Naka tapos ? Check what sen. Miriam said may isang senator nag interpulate2x pero Hindi Naka tapos?? Guess who’ s that senator taga Visayas ..

  3. Itong si Manny malabo na rin ang mata. Maganda sana ang record niya pero napa sama pa siya sa pinaka coruptong pilitico sa decadang ito. Manny baka kailangan mo na mag salaming.

  4. Rodan Guerrero on

    A vote for Pacquiao is a barometer for political stupidity. Manny Pacquiao should stop his foolish ambitions and embrace the truth of who really he is. Somebody who runs for the Senate should have a stiff educational/intellectual background since lawmaking specially in the senate is very much different from smashing ones face in the boxing arena. How can a grade four elementary achiever do the job of a senator? He made foolishness in the congress and that should be enough. If Manny Pacquiao is a boxing superstar, in the senate if elected, he will be a laughing star! ANG KAPAL NG MUKHAMO PACQUIAO!