Senator and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao gets in a car on his way to file his candidacy to run for president. Photo: DPA
Senator and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao gets in a car on his way to file his candidacy to run for president. Photo: DPA

In the Philippines, Pacquiao files bid for presidency as spectre of violence looms over 2022 election

  • The senator, newly retired from the boxing ring, has fallen out with President Duterte – whose vice-presidential run has sparked a constitutional debate
  • An analyst expects both excitement and violence from next year’s polls, with Duterte threatening to call in the army should fighting break out

Senator and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao gets in a car on his way to file his candidacy to run for president. Photo: DPA
Senator and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao gets in a car on his way to file his candidacy to run for president. Photo: DPA
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