Senator Manny Pacquiao admitted that there’s too much dirt in politics and it disheartened him from continuing his political career.
“Sinabi ko nga sa asawa ko, parang gusto kong mag-resign. Pero ‘pag umayaw naman ako sa pulitika, sino na lang na ano, ‘yung may puso talaga, sino na lang tao ang tutulong, magse-serbisyo sa gobyerno. Alam naman natin na maraming educated person na naging lider ng ating bansa eh, wala rin namang nangyayari,” he said.
(“I said to my wife, I am thinking of resigning. But if I quit politics, who will remain with the heart in serving the people? In serving the government? We know there are many educated person who became leaders of this country but did not do anything.”)
“Marami akong nadiskubre pagdating sa pulitika na hindi mo malaman na, hindi mo malaman kung totoo o hindi na, maraming nagtatago sa ibang anyo,” he added.
(I discovered a lot that I don’t know when it comes to politics, you don’t know if it’s true or not, there’s a lot hiding in a different form.”
Pacquiao, who was a ‘king of the ring’ is a professional boxer, ventured into politics believing that a public servant who can really help his fellowmen is someone who has experienced poverty.
“Gumagastos ako para makatulong sa tao. Ang problema, maraming mga pulitiko, ninanakawan ‘yung mga tao. ‘Pag nagnakaw ka sa gobyerno, ninananakawan mo ‘yung mahihirap na tao imbes na tulungan mo sila,” he said.
“I am spending to help my fellowmen. The problem is there’s a lot of politicians robbing the people. If you robbed the government, you’re robbing the poor ones instead of helping them.”