Let’s all admit. Election rules are mere suggestions.
Take Pacquiao for example. Yes, he’s a great sportsman. I can say with conviction that he is the sole entity that can stop a whole nation (well, maybe 99.9%) just to witness the fights (or their delayed telecasts.)
But how do you separate the boxer from the candidate? Doesn’t it strike you that the fight was scheduled right before election month? I think it’s just logical to think that Pacquiao running for congress has been a long term plan. Somebody feeds ideas in his head and before you know it, Manny believes he can be a congressman. Pffft.
Who gives a rat’s ass if he hasn’t read a bit about representing a district as a duly elected public official?
No one dares to scream that the fight (its promotion and the whole nine yards) has undeniably given Pacquiao an unfair advantage over his opponent during this election season. Why? Because he’s Pacquiao. Because he gives the nation a reason to celebrate in unity. At least for a while. Because he gives the Pinoy a reason to feel good about being Pinoy.
I even read how some officials monitored the commercials. How moronic is that??? The whole thing is about Pacquiao for crying out loud! Sheesh!
I just wish people, particularly those in the South Cotobato – General Santos district, know when to separate Manny the champion boxer and Manny the congressman hopeful.
Or am I asking too much?
Did Solis even had a chance against Pacquiao?