'Call me anytime,' Pacquiao says in 'Chicks in the Office' host's live video chat


Posted at Sep 28 2017 02:00 AM | Updated as of Sep 28 2017 02:15 AM

Manny Pacquiao was seen striking a conversation in the live Instagram video of "Chicks in the Office" co-host Maria Ciuffo of Barstool Sports on September 22. Photos from Pacquiao and Ciuffo's Instagram accounts

When "Chicks in the Office" co-host Maria Ciuffo went live on Instagram on September 22, she probably did not expect Manny Pacquiao among those watching and chatting with her. 

That's exactly what happened --and you wouldn't blame Ciuffo, who goes by her online moniker "BarstoolRia," for gushing in excitement when Pacquiao struck a conversation. 

She shared to her thousands of followers a series of screenshots showing Pacquiao saying "hello" to her and her followers. 

The Filipino boxer-politician is also seen saying "You can call me anytime" in the live chat, according to a separate screenshot shared by the "Chicks in the Office" Instagram account.

It was unclear whom the statement was for.

Photo from @chicksintheoffice on Instagram

Ciuffo is one half of the hosts of Barstool Sports' "Chicks in the Office", described as "the first Instagram account by girls, for girls, featured on a predominately male website." 


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Barstool Sports is a U.S.-based sports and men's lifestyle website. 

Pacquiao chatted up Ciuffo days before the brouhaha surrounding his puzzling presence on a 22-year-old's Instagram live video chat. 

He explained on Wednesday his decision to start an online conversation with Arzaylea Rodriguez, an American social media sensation with nearly half a million followers. 

"Lahat naman pwedeng makipag-usap sa akin live. Wala namang malisya doon. In fact, iyun lang 'yun. Tingnan mo, pagkatapos nun, wala na," he told reporters. 

Pacquiao has yet to issue a separate statement regarding his presence on Ciuffo's live video chat.