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Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has conceded defeat in the Philippine presidential election.
In a Facebook video, Pacquiao said he knows how to accept defeat, both as an athlete and a politician.
“Marunong ako tumanggap ng pagkatalo. Sana lang, kahit talo ako sa laban na ito, panalo pa rin ang mga kapwa ko Pilipino, ‘yung mga naghihirap,” Pacquiao said.
He also acknowledged Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as the new president of the Philippines.
“Sa ating susunod na pangulong Bongbong Marcos, ako’y nananalangin sa tagumpay ng inyong administrasyon na maraming mahihirap ang mai-angat ang buhay at matulungan,” he said.
The athlete-turned-politician has consistently ranked third among the candidates in the partial, unofficial results from the Commission on Elections.
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