He added that he has helped many constituents in his district.
Last year, the eight-division boxing champion attended plenary only four times, even outdoing Negros Occidental Rep. Jules Ledesma who is notorious for his absenteeism. Ledesma was present seven times in 2014.
The year 2014 had 70 session dates, with the roll call of House member conducted 34 times. So rare a Pokemon is Congressman Pacman that House Speaker Sonny Belmonte has even urged the former to attend plenary sessions more.
Pacquiao has had a busy 2015 so far–abroad, that is. He recently judged the 63rd Miss Universe beauty pageant in Miami, met President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama in a meeting with religious leaders in Washington, a starstruck Prince Harry in London, and toured the United States to promote his documentary-movie. (Randy K. Ortega)