Manny Pacquiao has been hinting at his retirement for a few weeks now, but he’s finally made it official and given us some surprising news – he’s running president.

The 42-year-old will run as a member of the PDP-Laban party as he accepted the nomination at the party’s national convention on Sunday.

Pacquiao said in a speech, according to CBS News, “I am a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring.”

He added, “We need government to serve our people with integrity, compassion and transparency.”

Pacquiao seems to be referring to the country’s previous president, Rodrigo Duterte, who’s term has expired and is barred from returning to the presidency by the constitution. Duterte was an incredibly controversial president as his extremely harsh stance on drugs caused him to endorse extra-judicial killings of drug traffickers and suspects. Duterte once said that he would be “happy to slaughter” suspects.

This crusade has left thousands dead without due process. The International Criminal Court announced that it is planning an investigation into Duterte’s crusade. Duterte has stated that he would “die first” before facing an international tribunal.

Duterte has accepted the nomination to be a vice presidential candidate under his former aide, Sen. Bong Go. NPR have reported that Go is not running for president but has accepted Duterte’s nomination anyway.

When Pacquiao lost to Yordenis Ugás, he openly talked about the possibility of retirement to reporters,

“This sport is my passion. That’s why I’m still here fighting at the age of 42. I’m enjoying it, but sometimes you have to think about the response of your body. … My mind, my heart, it’s 100 percent. But my legs were cramping. In my heart, I want to continue to fight. But the thing is, I also have to consider my body. I’ve put it through a lot of things. Especially back in my country, there’s a lot of things that I need to accomplish to help people. I want to be an inspiration to the Philippine people inside and outside the ring.”

Critics have argued that even though Pacquiao has been a Philippines congressman since 2010, he’s done very little with the role like passing bills or speaking with constituents.

In other news, they’ve just discovered a new Van Gogh artwork after 130 years.

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