It’s not true that Manny Pacquiao is dead or was killed.

His campaign headquarters denied rumors that he was killed in an ambush in the Philippines, where political killings are just normal.

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Pacquiao: Target of black propaganda?
Text messages have been spreading rumors that the Filipino boxing champ is dead. His campaign manager, Attorney Franklin Gacal Jr. said the rumors are part of a black propaganda by his political opponents.

Pacquiao is being fielded by the administration as a congressional candidate South Cotabato’s first district, hoping to exploit his popularity to beat incumbent Representative Darlene Custodio, one of the few pretty members of Congress who belongs to the Antonino political dynasty.

Recently, the Philippine National Police has assigned cops to serve as Pacquiao’s bodyguards amid threats on his life. In the Philippines, one the best ways to beat an opponent in the elections is to have him assassinated.

But Pacquiao is unfazed at the thought of being gunned down, according to press release. He’s not backing out of the elections because he owes a lot to the President’s husband Mike Arroyo and he needs to beat Darlene in the elections to end the Antonino political dynasty.

It doesn’t matter that he’s only a highschool graduate or his English is funny. He can hire lawyers and researchers anyway.

Pacquiao had knocked out a number of Mexican top boxers, but can he knock out the pretty and sexy Congresswoman Darlene Custodio?

(Above: Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio)