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Philippines: Manny Pacquiao declares he will fight for Senate seat

Philippine boxing world champion and congressman Manny Pacquiao announced on 5 October he will take up a new challenge by running for a Senate seat in national elections next year. Pacquiao, whose popularity transcends economic classes and makes him one of the most recognisable people in the Philippines, said he was looking at one of the 12 Senate seats up for grabs in May. Oct 6, 2015