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Manny Pacquiao, Congressman! Boxer Declares 'Landslide' Election Win

Manny Pacquiao Congressman

First Posted: 07/11/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:25 PM ET


GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao. Congressman in the Republic of the Philippines.

The current WBO welterweight boxing champion and seven-time title holder scored the most personally satisfying win of his life in his birthplace in the country's national elections early Tuesday morning, soundly defeating a heavily favored candidate, Roy Chiongbian, from an entrenched billionaire clan to win a seat in the Philippines Congress representing the province of Sarangani on the island of Mindanao.

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