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'I Regret Entering Politics' Says Pacquiao, the Man Who Could Be President

Pacquiao says he hates politics and most politicians are corrupt. 
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In episode 20 of Nas Talks titled "Asking Sensitive Questions to Manny Pacquiao," the Filipino boxing icon gamely answers all of them, with one particularly surprising Nuseir Yassin, more popularly known as Nas Daily. 

“Why did you choose to take that jump? Being a politician is something so polarizing,” asked Nas. 

Pacquiao answers, “I like that question, Nas. Actually, from the beginning, I don’t like politics. I’m disappointed… I regret that I entered politics. I hate the system of politics, there’s a lot of corrupt politicians. I’m not saying all of them, but most of them.”

According to Pacquiao, his “mission” in entering politics is to help more people. 

Just hours ago, Pacquiao was named president of  PDP-Laban, the political party of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

Pacquiao, who is turning 42 on Dec. 17, has repeatedly dodged questions about whether he plans to run for president in the 2022 elections, as his term as senator ends.

Listen to the full podcast on Spotify. 

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