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article imagePacquiao back in hometown after Vargas fight, senate session

By Leo Reyes     Nov 11, 2016 in Sports
One week after his fight against Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has finally landed in his hometown of General Santos City to the rousing welcome of his local constituents.
Two days after his unanimous decision victory over Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5, Pacquiao flew back to the Philippines to catch up with the senate session in Manila in connection with the ongoing hearing on the reported extra-judicial killings as a result of the government's massive anti-drug campaign.
In the senate session, Pacquiao blew his top when he sensed that some police officials summoned to the hearing seem to be covering up during the investigation following the killing of a suspected drug lord inside his prison cell in Albuera, Leyte.
In his welcome address, Pacquiao lambasted some police officials attending the senate session for their apparent cover-up statements.
"Huag naman natin abusohin at gamitin ang position natin lalona sa mga pulis kasi larong klaro sa statement nila na may pinag tatakpan sila". ( Let's not abuse and use our position especially the police because it is very clear from their statements that they are covering up) Pacquiao said
Meanwhile, trainer Freddie Roach said Pacquiao will go on fighting following his victory over Jessie Vargas as he reclaimed the WBO welterweight belt for the second time.
Roach explained that the Vargas fight was the deciding point in the pursuit of Pacquiao's boxing career which is also the reason why he tried so hard to train for that fight despite his pressing schedules in the senate.
“I knew he needed that so he can continue with his mission. Had he lost, that could have been devastating,” he said. “He had lost many fights in his career. He can lose as many in the future, but not this one, which he wanted very badly so he can pursue further what he wants to do for he rest of his life.” Roach said.
Pacquiao has yet to disclose his next foe but there are informal talks of a possible rematch with unbeaten American and highest-paid athlete Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
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