I accept the challenge of President Rodrigo Duterte. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you and provide you with information in your anti-corruption campaign.
With this fighting statement, Senator Manny Pacquiao on Monday, accepted the challenge hurled at him by the President to expose corruption in the Duterte administration.
Pacquiao responded to Duterte’s dare in a statement, issued in Pilipino, after Duterte blasted the boxing legend for saying there is rampant corruption under the President’s administration.
If you fail to do that, I will campaign against you because you are not doing your duty,” Duterte said.
In a pre-recorded Talk to the People, Duterte challenged Pacquiao to name corrupt government agencies and officials within one week to prove the senator’s claim that corruption is getting worse despite the President’s efforts to get rid of unscrupulous public officials and employees.
Reports say that Pacquiao is considering running for president in 2022.
Duterte said he will campaign against Pacquiao if the senator fails to prove his claim of rampant corruption in government.
Pacquiao is president of the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino/Lakas ng Bayan (PDP/Laban), which is chaired by Duterte.