10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MANNY PACQUIO
1)When Pacquiao was a child, he wanted to become a priest.
2)Young Pacquiao used to miss school so that he could help his mother by working in a laundry.
3)He holds the distinction of being the only Filipino boxer to have a postage stamp dedicated to him.
4)Despite not being a part of the team, Pacquiao carried the flag for Philippines at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
5)Pacquiao, who runs a charitable foundation, provides educational scholarships to 250 children.
6)The Philippines government has awarded him two titles: the "National Fist" and "National Treasure".
7)According to a Philippine law, the army will protect Pacquiao and his family in case of any danger.
8)Former President Gloria Arroyo is a close friend of Pacquiao.
9)He spent his childhood in Mindanao, using cardboard boxes as a bed.
10)Pacquiao’s first punchbag was made from a cardboard box stuffed with clothes.