‘People’s Champ’ is also champion of OFWs’ fight

For overseas Filipino workers, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, who won his eight boxing championship yesterday over Mexican Antonio Margarito, is “a champion of the rights and welfare of Filipino migrants.”

Gina Esguerra, Migrante International secretary-general said Pacquiao is “the pride of OFWs not only for his stellar performance in the ring.”

Pacquiao has expressed concern over the rising number of human trafficking cases especially from the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

He also pushed for a higher budget allocation for the inter-agency committee in charge of handling trafficking cases.

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