Pacquiao tells election losers: Learn to accept defeat

Senator Manny Pacquiao / photo from Manila Bulletin 

Boxing champ and sitting senator Manny Pacquiao advised on Thursday those candidates who lost in recent polls to accept their defeat.

“Ang advice ko sa kanila tanggapin na lang nila kung anong desisyon ng taumbayan (My advise to them is to accept the will of the people),” the senator said during a press conference.

This statement from Pacquiao came after Otso Diretso campaign manager, Senator Francis Pangilinan, said that the delay in the transmittal of votes to the Commission on Election (Comelec) transparency servers cast doubts on the election results.

Pacquiao said that if it was him, he would also accept defeat and cited that he also suffered loss in the past.

“Kung ako sa side ko, tanggapin ko na lang kung ano yung desisyon ng taumbayan, Nung tumakbo ako natalo ako, tinanggap ko naman, eh yun ang desisyon nila,” said Pacquiao

“Siguro may planong  Panginoon na hindi pa ito ang time ko, yun ang ginawa ko, dapat marunong tayong tumanggap kasi pagka hindi tayo marunong tumanggap ng pagkatalo at iyan ang desisyon ng taumbayan, tanggapin natin,” he added.

Partial and unofficial results from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) as of this morning still showed that none from  the opposition slate made to top 12.

Source: Inquirer

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