Senator Manny Pacquiao on Monday said it was up to God's will if he would run for President in 2022.
"‘Yang pagiging Presidente po ay destined po iyan, ipagkakaloob ng Panginoon. Maraming nagsubok pero maraming nabigo,” Pacquiao told journalist Malou Mangahas on “The Mangas Interviews.”
“Kung papayagan ng Panginoon ‘yan," he added.
For now, Pacquiao said his focus is on serving the public as a senator.
"Ako naman ay nandito bilang senador, ginagampanan trabaho ko. Kaya siguro ako nandito dahil ‘di ko naman ito pinangarap mula noon. Nandito ako for a purpose and that purpose ay to be an inspiration to the Filipino people na maging isang halimbawa, ‘di lamang sa larangan ng boxing kundi sa larangan ng public service,” Pacquiao said.
“Kailangan lang natin at ako nananalangin at umaasa na ang susunod na magiging Presidente ay may tunay na malasakit at tunay na pagmamahal sa mamamayang Pilipino,” he added.
Pacquiao, 42, won a Senate seat in the 2016 elections. His first term as a senator will end in 2022.
He previously served in the House of Representatives as congressman for Sarangani province. —Ma. Angelica Garcia/NB/KG, GMA News