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Pacquiao on Duterte: Pot calling the kettle black

/ 04:03 AM July 06, 2021

He was a topnotch absentee in the House of Representatives as well as in the Senate. He has treated being a duly elected lawmaker as a mere sideline. He continues to draw all the emoluments, perquisites, and pork barrel of his position while pursuing almost full-time his boxing career. The Philippine government has also accused him of being a tax cheat.

Against this backdrop, I can only marvel at where Manny Paquiao gets the temerity to harbor thoughts of running for president.

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In his recent kerfuffle with President Duterte over corruption in the present administration, Pacquiao claims that he is neither a liar nor corrupt. I beg to disagree.

Let me hasten to add that I am not taking Mr. Duterte’s side on the matter. I believe Pacquiao’s claim that corruption in government is rampant. Pacquiao, however, is subliminally accusing Mr. Duterte of corruption. This is a textbook case of the pot calling the kettle black.

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CARNELL S. VALDEZ
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