The mother of Senator Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday said she will become an adviser to the Palace should her son win the presidential race in Eleksyon 2022.
"Bilang nanay, concern ang abot ko. Kahit maliit lang akong nanay, adviser ako sa kanila," the elder Pacquiao, known to the boxing legend's fans as Mommy Dionisia or Mommy D, said in a media briefing when asked what her role would be in Malacañang during a Pacquiao presidency.
(As a mother, I am conveying concern. Even if I am just an insignificant mother, I will be an adviser to them.)
"Katulad sa aming tinitirahan, adviser ako sa buong subdivision namin sa General Santos City," added Dionisia, who joined Pacquiao for the second time in his campaign, this time in Caloocan City.
(Just like in our residence in General Santos City, I was an adviser to our whole subdivision.)
Mommy D had previously joined Pacquiao at his proclamation rally in General Santos City in February.
She was able to join her son's campaign rally after a doctor's check-up in Metro Manila this Wednesday.
"Malaking tulong ang parents na nandiyan sa tabi ng anak [It's a big help for parents to be at their children's side to support them]," she said.
Mommy D appealed to voters to give her son a chance, saying that Manny is fighting for the poor.
"Pagbigyan na lang nila si Manny. Ang gustong gusto ko, hayaan na lang nila si Manny ang humawak dito sa buong Pilipinas," she said.
(I appeal that they give Manny a chance. What I truly want is that they let Manny lead the whole Philippines.)
The presidential election will be held on May 9 — BM, GMA News