Pacquiao: A college degree is more important than money and championship belts.
Don’t look now but the world’s Boxer of the Year, Manny Pacquiao, is serious in finishing his education and has taken a qualifying exam to enter the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (NDDU) in his hometown General Santos City.
Pacquiao, fresh from a humiliating defeat in the congressional elections in the hands of incumbent congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio, has been taunted in the recent campaign for his lack of higher education.
He has recently been given awarded highschool diploma by Department of Education.
Pacquiao, mocked by his country’s educated snobs for his funny English (“carabao English” they say), reportedly wants to take up a business course.
A college education for Pacquiao will provide him better opportunities after his retirement from boxing, which could be only a few years from now. A business degree will help in managing his money and investments, and avoid being manipulated by his financial advisors.
Being exposed to books and higher education in Notre Dame, Pacquiao will polish his English and get back at his elitist detractors who make fun of his carabao English. A degree for Pacquiao will also come in handy in any future political contest he will join in the Philippines.
Manny Pacquiao for Senator? Maybe. If Trillanes can win, why not Manny?