Pacquiao named Honorary Korean Ambassador

Senator Manny Pacquiao was designated by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Manila as the Honorary Korean Ambassador for Diplomacy and President of the Platinum Jubilee Committee as Korea and Philippines celebrate 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries since its establishment on March 3, 1949.

South Korean Ambassador Ambassador Han Dong-man said, “Pacquiao was recognized as the perfect candidate for this position because he is a man of great discipline and determination, having risen from a life of adversity to achieve success not only in the ring of professional boxing but also in the arena of politics and governance, and also because he is exceptionally popular all over the world as a legendary athlete with boxing championship titles in eight divisions.”

“His accomplishments in sports and politics, coupled with his family values and Christian charity, as well as his esteemed status in the Philippines and in Korea, that give him the ability to act as a vital link to further strengthen relations between the two countries in the wake of 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Korea,” the ambassador added.

Source: Philippine News Agency