Election Results Philippines 2010 – Manny Pacquiao’s victory in the congressional election in the Philippines is reportedly a dream come true for the boxing champion. It is also the cause for celebration in the Philippines. Polls are already closed, and it appears clear that Pacquiao will be the next Congressman in the Philippines. It is the last calm before a crazy storm over the course of the next 24 hours, where Pacquiao finds out if his biggest prayer comes true.
Pacquiao, who is considered a hero to many in his home country, has been pursuing a political career alongside his sports career for quite some time. To win the election, just like he has all of his fights since 2005, Pacquiao would be making history. Pacquiao being elected in the Philippines is in the same vein as Arnold Schwartzeneggar being elected in California.
He waited in his home today while listening to reports on the radio and receiving updates on several different cell phones. He also reportedly spent most of the day watching the television to hear how he was doing out there at the polls. This is the first time that the country has used electronic voting machines, and many of the voters seemed to feel that they should go with the more traditional paper and pen method.
Controversy filled many of the news channels, who debated whether or not Pacquiao would be a worthwhile politician while he is still focusing on his boxing career. Pacquiao seems to be unfazed by all of the negative backlash against him, and is confident that he would be able to do a great job as Congressman in the Philippines.