MANNY PACQUIAO is not content sitting around doing nothing. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. He was re-elected in 2013 to the 16th Congress of the Philippines.

A hero of gargantuan proportions in Manila, Pacquiao’s presence causes the city to come to a halt. He appears in television commercials, and his roadwork is often sabotaged by coaches of female fans desperate to catch a glimpse of their idol.

But, of course, with adulation comes temptation and Pacquiao almost loses everything that is dear to him as a result.