Manny Pacquiao

In this photo provided by the Manny Pacquiao MediaComms, Senator Manny Pacquiao speaks during a national convention of his PDP-Laban party in Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday Sept. 19, 2021. Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. (Manny Pacquiao MediaComms via AP)

Manny Pacquiao files to run for Philippine president

Philippine senator and former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao officially filed paperwork to run for president. On Friday, the newly retired boxing star filed with the country’s election commission for the May 2022 general elections. He was joined by his running mate, Lito Atienza.