On Tuesday, Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s mother admitted that she’s worried that her son might blow his budget in campaigning for the presidency.
Pacquiao’s proclamation rally was held in General Santos City. His caravan started in Barangay Bawing to Oval Plaza Grand Stand. He was joined by senatorial bets Raffy Tulfo and Lutgardo Barbo.
Dionisia “Mommy D” Pacquiao then talked about how worried she was that the campaign might empty his bank account.
She recalled realizing that people only loved her son because of his money when he first ran for public office.
“First time ni-dagan siya ining GenSan, nag-hilak gyud ko kay pila ka sakong kuwarta nakita nako w’a na gyud. Gi-ingon ko, ‘Ginoo, dili diay akong anak ang gi-mahal sa mga tao, ang kuwarta diay,” she said.
People also told her that they saw how the public only cheers for Pacquiao when he’s generous.
“Mommy, ang imong anak sigig pang-hatag kuwarta, basig mahurot na. Ingon ko na, ‘ah, naa may Ginoo muhatag anang kuwarta niya.”
A smiling Pacquiao was visibly embarrassed.
IN PHOTO: Actress Bianca Manalo (proxy for partner reelectionist Senator Win Gatchalian), Manny Pacquiao, and senatorial bets Raffy Tulfo and Lutgardo Barbo at the Pacquiao-Atienza proclamation rally #PHVote #WeDecide https://t.co/eh2uaXK4zl pic.twitter.com/H7mcb9WuZ1
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Mommy D then said that the financial burden would obviously be bigger this time since her son is now running for president.
“Tapos ito presidente na, sabi ko ‘Manny, iba na talaga to kasi buong bansa na, mas malaki pa sa bariles [tuna] ng GenSan!” she told the crowd.
Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee, said he “has a heart of gold…Si Manny is the man after God’s own heart.”
The presidential aspirant promised that the poor would no longer be abused should he win.
“Ang pangarap ni Manny Pacquiao, gusto ko maging simula ng inspirasyon sa pagseserbisyo.
“Sisiguraduhin ko sa inyo na walang mahirap na inaagrabyado at inaapi…Sisiguraduhin ko sa inyo na walang pamilya na walang sariling tahanan dahil yan po ay ginagawa ko na noon pa man hanggang ngayon.” he said.
Pacquiao is currently tied with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno at third in unofficial presidential surveys.