- Manny Pacquiao
- Getulio Napenas - more details at http://www.philstar.com/
- Alma Moreno - more details at http://www.rappler.com/
- Princess Jacel Kiram - more details at http://www.interaksyon.com/
- Allan Montano - more details at http://www.ilo.org/global
- and Rey Langit - more details at https://www.youtube.com
- Real Name: Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
- Birthdate : December 17, 1978
- Place of Birth: Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines
- Parents: Rosalio Pacquiao (father)
- Dionesia Dapidran (mother)
- Filipino world champion professional boxer
- Elected to the Philippine House of Representatives
- Involved in basketball, acting and singing
- The People's Champion
- Eight-division boxing world champion
- The 2nd highest paid athlete in the world
- The best pound-for-pound boxer in the world
In May 2012, Pacquiao was mistakenly quoted on making a public remark regarding gays, it was first reported that Manny made a remark regarding a bible verse saying "gay men should be put to death." However Pacquiao later said that he did not say those exact words. It was confirmed by Granville Ampong, the writer who wrote the article containing the said bible verse, that it was him and not Pacquiao who quoted the verse in his article. Pacquiao is openly against LGBT activism and same-sex civil marriage quoted as saying "God only expects man and women to be together and to be legally married. If we approve male on male, female on female (marriage), then man is worse than animal."
In February 2016, Pacquiao, in a video statement posted by TV5, made a comment on the issue of same-sex marriage. He described people in same-sex civil marriages as behaving worse than animals because animals generally do not have same-sex mating. LGBT celebrities including comedian Vice Ganda, singer Aiza Seguerra, TV host Boy Abunda and the party-list Ladlad criticized the statements of the senatorial candidate. Pacquiao later apologized and stated that while, as a Christian, he is still against same-sex marriage, which is against Biblical teachings, he did not condemn Gay people themselves, saying that he loves them all and is praying for them.
- Vicente "Tito" Sotto III - more details at https://www.senate.gov.ph
- Panfilo "Ping" Lacson - more details at http://pinglacson.com.ph/
- Richard "Dick" Gordon - more details at http://www.philstar.com/
- Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri - more details at http://www.senate.gov.ph/
- Martin Romualdez - more details at http://martinromualdez.com/
- Susan "Toots" Ople
Susan Ople is the founder and current president of the Blas Ople Policy Center (BOPC) which assist distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWS) in various parts of the world. To promote her advocacy, Ople co-anchors the popular daily radio show “Bantay OFW” at DZXL’s Tatak RMN network. She also has a Saturday radio program on DWIZ 882 AM called “Global Pinoy”. Ople is running for Senator under the Nacionalista Party in the 2016 Philippine Elections. She plans to pass laws that would help advance the welfare of OFWs.
Sa lahat ng OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) na naglipana ngayon sa bawat sulok ng mundo - among the presidential candidates it is only VP Binay na nakita ko na totoong may malasakit sa mga OFWs - cast our votes for him on election day including the 12 UNA senatorial bets.
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