WATCH: Pacquiao proclaimed senator


Posted at May 19 2016 05:16 PM

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MANILA -- Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao was formally proclaimed senator on Thursday by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

The superstar athlete, who has retired from boxing following a unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley last April, ranked seventh with a total of 16,050,456 votes -- ahead of Francis Pangilinan and Ralph Recto.

And just like in his fights, the eight-division boxing champion got a Michael Buffer-type of announcement during his proclamation.

The two-term former Sarangani congressman was accompanied by his wife Jinkee and his children as he received his certificate of proclamation.

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