KIA Motors denies offering Pacquiao P100M

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 28 2014 09:09 PM | Updated as of May 29 2014 07:25 PM

MANILA – An executive of KIA Motors denied the company has offered boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao P100 million to take the coaching job for the PBA expansion team.

In an interview with Spin.ph's Snow Badua, Columbia Autocar Corp. executive Ginia Domingo strongly denied speculations that the fighting congressman is set to get a total of P100 million in his three-year contract with KIA Motors.

“Oh my God, that’s not true. That’s very stiff. Nothing like that,” Domingo said.

She said that doing so will violate league rules on the cap of coaches and players.

Pacquiao was recently tapped to serve as KIA Motors playing coach despite questions on whether he can be excluded from the PBA rookie draft.

“Actually, everybody has to conform to the PBA rules, may minimum at maximum. We have guidelines. But then, ang alam ko we have an obligation to submit [our salary book] to the PBA,” said Domingo.

Pacquiao is conducting tryouts for KIA to assemble a competitive team for the next season.

He said he wants a defense-oriented squad with players who can also be dangerous from the perimeter.

“Pipiliin ko yung nagpapakita ng tamang depensa, skill nila ang kelangan natin,” said Pacquiao in an interview with ABS-CBN News.